Saturday, 22 May 2010

London... again.

So, I totally forgot to post from when Christopher and I went to London on May 8th. We haven't really had the chance to do anything just the two of us lately, and with all the stress of baby stuff and work, we needed to get out. One of Christopher's friends had family coming in that day and wanted his friends to meet them, so we got invited to dinner at the Hard Rock in London that night... perfect opportunity to sneak away! So, we left early and spent the afternoon wondering around London! I seriously LOVE this city... its so amazing. We've been here for a year and a half now and have been to London almost a dozen times and we are still seeing things we've never seen before!

Our day started out on the hunt for some sushi. I'd been online the night before trying to hunt a place down and found that on one street, there were quite a few, so we headed down to Soho and ended up running into China Town. I always find China Town by So, we walked around China Town for a while and contemplated just eating Chinese... it all looked and smelled amazing... but, we were on a mission. We finally found a little hole in the wall type place that had everything we were looking for on the menu. And it was awesome! We had TONS of sushi.... definitely satisfied our craving for a little while, anyway.

After China Town and walking around Soho, freezing our butts off, we headed down to The Victoria and Albert Museum (or the V&A). It was pretty awesome. We got off at the train station at Knightsbridge, and we walked down a Public underground (its like an underground walkway thing) and the entrance was right off the walkway... it was pretty neat.. we just walked into all these marble statues! It was an awesome entrance!

This statue was awesome... it was HUGE first of all, and incredibly life like. Its entitled: Samson Slaying A Philistine. It was created in 1562 by Giovanni Bologna and was sent to Spain as a diplomatic gift in 1602

We walked around the museum for a couple of hours. It was filled with all kinds of thing. The displays ranged from Japanese and Chinese art, to a history of textiles, to an entire hallway dedicated to wrought iron-works, to a gallery of all things theatre. There was tons to see.

This was the glass sculpture at the main entrance... I wanted to take it home with me! LOVED it!

A Choir book from 1380. This book is part of a set that included songs that were to be sung on feast days of different saints. The detail was absolutely gorgeous on it!

An original sketch of one of the Phantom's costumes for Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Phantom of the Opera"
After the V&A, we headed down to Harrod's and wandered around there for a while; killing some time before we had to meet Christopher's friends. We had an awesome dinner at the Hard Rock and then headed home since I had to work the next day. We didn't take as many pictures as we normally do... it was cold and rainy that day so Louise (the Nikon) stayed in the bag most of the day.

As we were walking into King's Cross to get on our train home, we saw these guys... we were pretty stoked that we found not one, but 4 Waldo's!

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