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Parliment, Westminster Abbey, etc., etc.


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Today was, well, busy. I started off the morning at Parliment with my politics class. We took a tour, which was alternately really cool and super boring. Armitage answered the first few questions from the tour guide before the rest of us (because he's British and we're not, duh), so the guide kept picking on him the rest of the tour, which Armitage did not appreciate. Then Armitage took us across the street to Saint Margaret's Church at Westminster Abbey to see where Sir Walter Raleigh is buried. After that I went inside Westminster Abbey. All of the tombs were alternately impressive and depressing.

Parliament across the Thames

Parliament across the Thames

Big Ben

Big Ben

Nelson's Column

Nelson's Column

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

I got some lunch, took some obligatory photos of Parliment and the cathedral, and somehow ended up in Trafalgar Square. It's funny how the more I randomly roam around the city, the smaller it seems. Anyway, I went into the National Gallery for a bit. Most of it was boring, but they had a special exhibit of big impressionist painters in one wing, so I got to see a bunch of stuff by Monet, Manet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, and others in one spot, which pretty much made my day.

After that, I got tea and a scone at St. Martin in the Fields (I know I've done it before, but I figure I can't go down the street for tea and a scone much longer!). Then I found my way to Piccadilly Circus and shopped around for a bit. It was a very eventful day. And now I must go start on one of the twenty-seven papers I have due next week. Sigh.

Posted by flame1985 16:00 Archived in England

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