Natural Hist. Museum/Kensington Gardens/more bad food
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September 30th, 2006 – by: Maureenie
After me complaining about not having any money, we decided to go to a museum (most of them are free here). Cate, Sarah, Jen and myself took the tube to South Kensington, and ran into the Natural History Museum, after meeting up with the rain. This museum is awesome. I definitely recommend going if you're into this kind of thing. Everything here seems really well taken care of, and every exhibit is really thorough. We went to the mammals and birds exhibits, which had a lot of stuffed and/or reconstructed replicas of animals, and we went to a very large wing about the earth (layers thereof, volcanoes, recycling, etc which was happy to see, and a big thing about earthquakes, which gave my New York friends the opportunity to ask me what it's like to be in earthquakes "all the time").
After the museum, we started heading in the direction of Kensington Gardens to find some food. When we got outside we saw that London Fashion Week had a huge tent set up, and after watching too many episodes of Project Runway, I really wanted to get in. Unfortunately, we couldn't, but Cate did get handed a magazine made out of newspaper called, "Knickers Forever." Then we walked through the gardens to go look for food.
When we got through the gardens, it started to rain again. Of course, I had nothing to protect me from the rain, because I have this weird thing about not wearing/bringing rain gear when it's not immediately raining because I'm too worried it won't end up raining and then I'll look dumb, SO, Cate gave me the "Knickers Forever," and I had to use it as a makeshift umbrella.
Then we took the tube to Cecil Court to look for some used bookstores. Cecil Court is on a small alley tucked away between Trafalger Square and Leicester Square. We found it, but all the stores had just closed. Still neat looking. I will go back.
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