Our return to London served as the latter-end bookmark to a hectic week of travel; Malta last weekend, Nîmes (on business, hence the lack of a post) mid-week, and finally London over this past weekend’.
While our first trip was somewhat of an unpleasant experience, I think our view of the city has been rehabilitated thanks to our jaunt to the British Museum (its gift shops, really; I’m omitting a long, vitriolic rant about the Elgin Marbles in particular) and Harrod’s. I don’t know that we’ll be back, but I’m unlikely to complain if it were to happen.
The British Museum’s Great Court.
This picture is pre-captioned.
A lion. Probably stolen.
I think these are Assyrian (and stolen).
Sometimes you just feel like stealing an entire fucking temple.
It is a nice statue.
Lord Elgin’s handiwork (ripped from the Parthenon).
An intricately-carved instrument.
The 12th-century Lewis chessmen.
This is worthy of a prominent place on a desk…
Here we go.
Harrod’s: Expensive. “Classy.”
The food court was, however, impressive.
Flyingangrybear located outside of Gare du Nord.
Bonus gallery, because this trip caused me to flip through the pictures tagged “London,” and I managed to neglect posting anything from our trip in 2014:
King’s Cross Saint-Pancras.
The Tower of London, with poppies (in commemoration of casualties suffered in the first world war).
There were a lot of these things.
One of the infamous ravens.
a the gherkin.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, we now own a plush raven.
Aboard the London Eye.
Big Ben, as seen from the Eye.
The view from the top of the Eye.
Gare du Nord‘s Solari board that was tragically (seriously, what a fucking travesty) replaced sometime in 2015.