Crossing off my "to do" list/Tourguiding Part 2

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Leadenhall Market
    We slept in. Oh, did we sleep in. We owed it to ourselves.
    Since Josh knows he’s going to be a super rich engineer and be able to come back to Europe whever he pleases (I hate you a little bit :) ), he wanted us to do things that I’d been wanting to do in London and hadn’t had the chance to yet.
    After we got fit to leave the house (or, well, my room), Josh and I went to Leadenhall Market (somewhere I had never been before)! I knew that it was one of the few markets open on Sundays rather than Saturdays. It was actually really cool. I really wanted to buy a dress, because they have a lot of really awesome clothes there, but I didn’t want to make Josh bored.
Mummies in the British Museum (this one is possibly Cleopartra...?!??!?!?!??!)
We ate lunch at the market at this Mexican food stall... as usual, a mistake. I don’t know why I always think there might be good Mexican food in England. There is not.
    On we moved to the British Museum. This time I got to visit the critically acclaimed Egyptian wing. There was some crazy stuff in there. Seeing the mummies was out of control. They are so frickin’ old. There is one that they think might be Cleopatra. Wow. There was also an old dead body there that’s, like, a million years old. That was surreal. It also brought up some ethical issues in my mind about a museum putting a human corpse on display. Hmm. We went to a few other wings as well, and saw an exhibit that showed all the pills that two people had taken in their lifetimes.
It was a lot. That’s kind of gross.
    We had some time before we before seeing a show that night, and Josh wanted to do something I hadn’t done before. After meeting Patrick Marber, I really wanted to find Postman’s Park. It was a little tricky to navigate the streets behind St. Paul’s, but we found it lodged between buildings. It’s pretty small, but a very, very pretty, very well kept park. Really peaceful... a nice rest from the rush of the city. It was really cool reading all the inscriptions. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, there is a wall in Postman’s Park where there are tiles dedicated to “common” people who have died heroically. They even had one of an actress who died trying to put out a fire with her dress during a performance.
The placards at Postman's Park

    Then we had the fortune of seeing Othello at the Old Globe, which is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays. I’m REALLY glad we paid more for seats rather than standing like I did the first time I came here. The show was really, really good, even for being more than three hours long. The acting was great, and I felt like the actors were really good at giving attention to the details in the verses. Emilia’s bit at the end of Act V knocked my socks off. High five, Old Globe.
    We walked around the river for a while, since seeing the city (well, any city, really) at night is so different. Going home was kind of a nightmare because of tube closures... it’s funny how much I’ve adapted to not having a car, though...  
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Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market
Mummies in the British Museum (thi…
Mummies in the British Museum (th…
The placards at Postmans Park
The placards at Postman's Park
Oh, Closer...
Oh, Closer...
I like this one
I like this one
The park, encore
The park, encore
Fish (pretty, huh?)
Fish (pretty, huh?)
The Thames at night
The Thames at night
Tower Bridge at night
Tower Bridge at night
London
photo by: ulysses