Wandering to the British Museum

 

After finishing our visit to the National Gallery in London, my brother and I still had about half the afternoon left so we decided to walk to the British Museum, less than a mile away.  

It was a pleasant fall afternoon and we enjoyed the walk -- so much so that we started exploring side roads so as to see more sights and extend our stroll.   This was the kind of day where you avoid the Underground world.

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The first part of our walk was through the theatre district, always a fun and colorful place to catch a play and always full of people.  Many of these marquees are likely familiar to you.

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Street entartainers are common and this busker had a great manner with this young girl and the crowd that had gathered to watch them....

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We clipped through a corner of Chinatown....

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….and as we continued enjoyed a nice assortment of pubfronts and shops.....

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This street clock was somewhat unusual, but it does catch they eye and certainly tells you what time it is.  Still over two hours before the British Museum closes -- enough to visit the key exhibits that interested us.

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Where else but London would you find a shop devoted to the sale of umbrellas?  I'm told cabbies refer to this Victorian storefront as the "umbrella shop".  Fortunately won't need an umbrella today.

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Lastly, a barbershop that hopefully takes only a little off the top.  

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And still time for the Egyptian and Greece exhibits and the Rosetta stone...

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