Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

London (June 2013)

Near the end of June, I visited London for 3 full days. I had a lot of fun there, mostly because I attended a Killers concert and I got to see Daniel Radcliffe perform in The Cripple of Inishmaan from the 5th row. But the rest of London was great as well. I loved the British Museum, and walking the streets and getting to know the city.

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Since my hostel was in Westminster, the first thing I had to do was see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. I didn’t actually go inside, but it was really neat to see from the outside. Definitely one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

Below are some more places I saw on the first day – Remember to hover over the picture for the descriptions!

Some slice of life pictures from London:

The rest of the world looks left before crossing the street, so I liked these reminders!

The rest of the world looks left before crossing the street, so I liked these reminders!

On the 2nd day I visited the British Museum. My favorite part was the Rosetta stone because of how historically important it is. For centuries, ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs couldn’t be deciphered. The Rosetta Stone was discovered in 1799, and it contains the same passage written in Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic script, and Ancient Greek. Thus, the meanings of Egyptian hieroglyphs were finally discovered, and historians were able to learn a great deal about the civilization of Ancient Egypt from other surviving hieroglyphs.

I made a brief stop to Abbey Road Studios:

I saw a beautiful sunset:

I ate a classic "fish'n'chips" meal.

I ate a classic “fish’n’chips” meal.

I visited Buckingham Palace and overheard a little English boy around the age of 3 saying “Mummy, are we going to meet the Queen today? Is the Queen home today?” It was adorable. The English really love their Queen.

I visited some famous main squares, such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. I think Circus is the correct term for that place, it’s busy at all hours of the day and night!

Overall I really enjoyed my short visit to London. I would definitely like to go back again, to tour the inside of the Tower of London, to spend more time at the British Museum, and to see more Theater!

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One comment on “London (June 2013)

  1. Dana S. Hugh
    September 17, 2013

    Insightful blog, Elaine!

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