To say goodbye to London, here’s one last view of the iconic Big Ben and Parliament sitting on the Thames River. I look forward to coming to London again.
Moments after my sunset shot over the rooftops of London (http://adventureswithandrea.com/2013/09/rooftops-of-london/), The quiet night was interrupted by a subway train rolling through the neighborhood.
While vacationing in London, we stayed at a hotel on this street. Everyday, as we would walk down this street to the subway, a certain song from My Fair Lady would pop into my head.
People stop and stare. They don’t bother me
For there’s no where else on earth that I would rather be
Let the time go by, I won’t care if I
Can be here on the street where you live
Can you tell what this is?
I’ll give you a hint.
It’s in a London museum.
I’m guessing it’s about 50 feet across.
The hole is large enough for people to fit through standing up.
Ok. I’ve kept you in suspense long enough.
It’s the entrance to an exhibit about the history of the Earth in the Natural History Museum in London. There is an escalator that goes up through a giant globe. This is a long exposure so the people are blurred.
Here’s another picture so you can see it better.
London’s National History Museum is an awesome place. It’s an amazing building, inside and out. It’s got a huge collection of educational and entertaining exhibits to see. And admission is free. Now, we did have to stand for an hour in the rain to get in. But, that’s our fault for not getting out of bed until late. Live and learn.
When we entered this room, I said, “I want to get up there!” for a picture. We went up the stairs and down some hallways to get to this vantage point. Sure enough, it was a great view of the giant interior front room of the museum.
So I got photo-bombed (sort of) … but it turned out well!
Just in case you didn’t know, the London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel that offers great views of the city. It’s the most popular tourist attraction in the United Kindom. I was taking lots of pictures – including one of Parliament (http://adventureswithandrea.com/2013/08/london-parliament/). I took this photo of one of the pods and a couple of kids decided to make themselves the focus. Ok – cool. The Eye is all about tourism anyway.
(You’ll see a bigger version here – http://www.briansart.com/Locations/London/i-mwvDxjh where you can see the two guys giving the peace sign).
And now on to London! What an amazing city. One of the first things we did was see great views from the London Eye. That’s how I got this picture of the Parliament building with the famous Big Ben clock tower. The iconic red double decker buses are crossing the Thames river. The rain even held off – for now. What a great start to a London Vacation.