London in the Cold
31.12.2009 - 01.01.2010
Well plans changed after writing the other day. Instead of going to the Tower of London we went to the National Gallery instead. Between getting up late and the time spent getting cell phones, yes cell phones, we decided we would not have enough time to see all of the Tower. The National Gallery is a beautiful stone building that sits in Trafalgar Square. It has a huge collection of painting that we only managed to see a small part of before heading to lunch. The food so far has been really good all though we’ve most picked up lunch at the market or got food at the museums.
After lunch we jumped on the Tube and ahead over to the Globe Theater. The Tube is very easy to use and close to most of the popular site to visit. It was a short but very cold (don’t forget to wear long underwear) walk along the Thames River to the Globe. Are site at the Globe were top level. We chose sits over being a groundling because we don’t want to stand through the entire show. The Christmas Cracker was carnival/spoof on Shakespeare. There was music and sing. Its starts with a man popping out of a ball and then several acts come marching into the crowed and then up to the stage. They want to the audience to feel apart of the play. Beside the music and the jokes there were also acrobats on high wires playing and even one playing the violin. It was a really fun play, but sitting out side was not easy because of how cold it was. If there hadn’t been an intermission after the first 45 minutes I don’t think I could have made it through the to the end.
Well after watch the play we decided that we need a hot meal so went to the Hard Rock. It was really busy but the food was great. It was interesting to see were the first Hard Rock started. After the eating we decided to good back to the hotel rather than watch the firework for the New Year. We decide we could not handle any more cold at they were predicting that the temperatures were going to be below around 20 degrees. So we watched on television but we were able to here the firework from out hotel.
Today we first to the natural history museum where they had a large display of dinosaur bones and Darwin. After seeing the dinosaur we head to Trafalgar Square to watch the new years parade. It was really funny and enjoyable to watch until the cold got the better of us and we had to leave. We went over to Saint Martin-in-the-Field where we ate lunch in a crypt. It was fun to look at all the tombstones. The inside of the church was beautiful. After visiting the church we went back to the finish look at some more of the natural history museum.
After the natural history museum close went over to see the Victoria and Albert museums. It’s a beautiful old building with a collection that spans hundreds of years and includes everything from paints and sculptures to dress and rugs. We plan to go back to more to finish see it. I’ve added picture from yesterday and today’s trips and I’ll write and post more pictures soon.