Thursday, September 3, 2015

london out and about in december

Traveling by myself in London meant ticking off a lot of famous museums and galleries - either because it was a way to temporarily escape the cold and wind, or my happiness of free things. Free things will never get old. Especially since London was very expensive against the weak Australian dollar. I spent an week internally debating whether I should spend forty dollars to go inside the Tower of London, but decided against it in the end. I'll leave it for the future when the exchange rate is a bit better. (Though this will probably be in the far future. My travel pockets are very saddened.) What I did do was walk along the Thames, cross many bridges, and museum and gallery hopped. Reaching each major attraction felt like I was on a Monopoly board and it made me entirely too happy. See: Trafalgar Square below. I am still in delusion that Trafalgar Square would be greatly improved if it became a glorious crimson.

While I did appreciate the large collection of history London's museums offered, my overall take remains that England really should return everything they stole through the British Empire stage. To start with, I really think Egypt wants the the Rosetta Stone back. And, y'know, I just don't think the physical evidence of colonialism is a good look, UK.

(Photos above: Trafalger Square and the National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Buckingham Palace, Oxford St lit up by Christimas lights, and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.)

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