My feet are killing me
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Saturday, after a good night sleep, we wake-up, take a shower and go down for the breakfast.
It is full, not crowded, people from our group are sitting everywhere. We have our breakfast while we talk about yesterday and today, the hotel, the museums and the trip in general -and about the next trip in spring: Edinburgh and Glasgow, will we come on that one?
At 9 we start off on a tour around London. We cross the (almost empty) city just in time before the streets are blocked for Poppy-day's parade.
It is typically London weather: drizzling rain, overhead clouds, so the whole city is grey.
That is why I took the picture of this colourful statue.
First stop: British Museum.
This museum is so big that you can camp a week in it (without security finding you) and still there is enough to be seen.
We leave at 12:30 and have a bite to eat at Munchkins, just opposit the street, http://www.munchkins-restaurant-london.co.uk/ and leave for the Natural History Museum, http://www.nhm.ac.uk to have a look at the new part.
We enter the museum from a side entrance, and go throug a part that is all about stones and soil. Then we find the way to the Darwin exposition (in the new part called the cocoon) but before we arrive there we first do the dinosaurs and leave so many other things. Here also one could get lost for a week.
Sorry Hummingbird, I took a picture (without flash) of a window with uncountable stuffed little hummingbirds in it. I hope you can cope. I also love these birds and was shocked, then amazed. Their beauty is still great after all these years, still an object for further study!
The new part has a regulated entry. You book a timeslot and when your time comes (I hope not literally) you are taken to the top floor, and walk down a path along differeent work stations where researchers may work. What do you think of saturday afternoon at 17:00h? Nobody:) only tourists. Nice part for 13 and 14 years old children.
When we come to the hotel, we are completely knock-out, so we hit the sack early (sorry no more details:)