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A Day of Museums

After breakfast, we caught the Tube to the Victoria and Albert Museum. This expansive museum houses a huge variety of exhibits. In anticipation of our upcoming trip, we checked out the Islamic and Middle East Exhibit, which has some beautiful Persian carpets, as well as ancient pottery and tile work. We were very impressed by the Casts Court. This is a real focal point of the museum - apparently the space was designed around the artifacts, all of which are casts of well- known sculptures from around the world. Foremost amongst these are two massive sections of Trajan’s Column from Rome. There were also cases of the tomb effigies of famous kings and queens, and a full-size cast of Michelangelo’s “David”.
We then crossed the street to the Natural History Museum, and saw another small corner of this massive place. As it is Saturday, the place is very busy, and we don’t last too long.
We then head off by Tube to The Abington Pub and Restaurant. They are reputed to have the best sticky toffee pudding in London. After a light lunch, we each indulged in a portion of pudding. This turned out to be a bit indulgent, as it is so rich and sweet. But delicious!
After waiting for a sudden downpour to end, we caught the Tube back to our B&B. It is unseasonably cold in London at the moment - just 10 degrees C.
One of the entrances into the Victoria and Albert Museum
One of the exhibits at the museum
A cast of Trajan’s Column
A few tomb effigies
About to enjoy our sticky toffee puddings!

Posted by Jimpat 07:15

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Yummy sticky toffee pudding. If you get chance to try some fruit crumble and hot custard - that's great too!
Hope the weather warms up a little. Great photos of the museums. Loved the Cotswolds entry - brought back so many memories of of when Glenn and I visited. Have fun guys!

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