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Jesse on a random London street (we were actually going the wrong way at this point!)

Day 3, April 1

We got our first British breakfast today downstairs in the basement area.  I had some hot tea since I had been coughing ALL night long and have a sore throat.  I'm definitely in full-blown illness now, (stinkawich) but oh well.  Anyway, breakfast consisted of little individual packs of cereal (Rice Krispies and a weird other version of them in multi-grain shapes, and coco puffs), whole apples or oranges, and toast (which they toasted and brought out to you on request).  The jellies were black currant and orange marmalade.  Not very substantial, but I could eat cereal every day and not get tired of it, so no complaints from me!

We decided to do the British museum and other indoor activities today since it was supposed to rain, which of course it didn't, but we had a great time anyway.

The ceiling in the British Museum
  We started at the museum and saw, among many other famous things, the Rosetta stone, stone carved reliefs from Assyria, mummies of Cleopatra and kitties, and the original Parthenon reliefs. 

We ate lunch at the museum for a ripoff (Jesse's salad was smaller than a McDonald's side salad and cost 4 pounds/$8!), but my tomato soup was so delicious it was worth every bit.

Next we headed over to St Paul's cathedral, which was gorgeous, but reminded Jesse and me of a cheaper version of St Peter's which we will see in Rome.  We climbed the hundreds of stairs to the galleries and got a nice view.

From there, we headed over to the Tower Bridge, stopping to look at London Bridge on the way.  We didn't go in the Tower, but just took pictures from the outside.

Me in the British Museum
  It was in a nice little area next to the water with benches and walkways. 

We ate dinner at a pub across the street from the Tower, called Liberty Bounds, because it had a sign outside saying "Coldest beer in town" and "beer and burger for 4,99"!  We both ordered the beer and burger, and it was good.  I especially liked the sort of sweet tomato relish that they served with their french fries, but Jesse didn't like it at all.  :P  The best part about the restaurant was that it had a great view of the Tower right across the street, so we hung out till dark so we could see it lit up. 

We took the metro back to Victoria with no problems!  Maybe we'll get this down after all!

blurbmoi says:
Hi Leslie! I love your pictures here, thanks for sharing. Congrats on your award and am so excited to run through your other blogs:-)
Posted on: Jun 27, 2008
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Jesse on a random London street (w…
Jesse on a random London street (…
The ceiling in the British Museum
The ceiling in the British Museum
Me in the British Museum
Me in the British Museum
The Rosetta Stone!!!
The Rosetta Stone!!!
Imitating a collosal arm from an…
Imitating a 'collosal' arm from a…
Admiring a wall from an Egyptian m…
Admiring a wall from an Egyptian …
A collosal cat that looks like it…
A collosal cat that looks like it…
Me with door guardian from Assyria
Me with door guardian from Assyria
The hall with lion hunt reliefs fr…
The hall with lion hunt reliefs f…
Lion hunt relief
Lion hunt relief
Me examining the Assyrian reliefs
Me examining the Assyrian reliefs
Centaur relief from the Parthenon …
Centaur relief from the Parthenon…
Me being silly
Me being silly
The only modern art Ive ever real…
The only modern art I've ever rea…
Mummy cats!
Mummy cats!
More mummy cats!
More mummy cats!
Cleopatra - only 17 years old
Cleopatra - only 17 years old
An interesting lyre
An interesting lyre
Outside the British Museum
Outside the British Museum
St Pauls Cathedral (and Jesse loo…
St Paul's Cathedral (and Jesse lo…
Illegal pictures from inside St Pa…
Illegal pictures from inside St P…
Cool painting inside St Pauls
Cool painting inside St Paul's
Ceiling in St Pauls
Ceiling in St Paul's
Up at the Whispering Wall in the S…
Up at the Whispering Wall in the …
Jesse on the tiny 400+ stairs up t…
Jesse on the tiny 400+ stairs up …
View over London and the Thames fr…
View over London and the Thames f…
View over London/ Thames from the …
View over London/ Thames from the…
We had to walk through hallways li…
We had to walk through hallways l…
Me with St Pauls in the background
Me with St Paul's in the background
The footbridge to Tate Modern
The footbridge to Tate Modern
Me and the London Bridge (can you …
Me and the London Bridge (can you…
Tower of London
Tower of London
Another view of Tower of London
Another view of Tower of London
Walkway between the Tower and the …
Walkway between the Tower and the…
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Me and the Tower Bridge
Me and the Tower Bridge
Traitors Gate at the Tower of Lon…
Traitor's Gate at the Tower of Lo…
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