“So much time, so little to do. Wait. Reverse That.” – Willy Wonka
Liveblogging hasn’t quite happened, mostly because we’ve been out doing London Touristy stuff. We took a long walk through the city the first day here. Saw St. Paul’s cathedral, walked through the actual City of London, strolled along the Thames, both the north and south bank. Walked across the Millennium bridge, and Tower Bridge, and Blackfriars bridge.
We saw Cleopatra’s Needle, with a plaque that mentioned that it was a real Egyptian obelisk that had been looted from the Egyptians by the Greeks, and then from the Greeks by Alexander the Great. No mention was made of how it came from North Africa to London, which amused both of us.
The obelisk also had bomb damage from WWII. That was really mindblowing. Being American, wars are something that happen elsewhere and to see bomb damage in the middle of a big city is strange at best.
Overall, we’re having a lot of fun. We did get to see Avenue Q a few nights ago, visited Shakespear’s Globe theater. We visited the British Museum and Covent Gardens. We saw the Changing of the Guard at the palace, the Horse Guard and Trafalgar Square.
I suspect I’ll write more when we’re not spending so much time doing stuff(tm).
Today we’re off to go see Greenwich and things like the prime meridian. That should be fun.