My London trip

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    The weather was great, except when it rained yesterday and today.

    Registration for the World Science Fiction starts tomorrow and the convention starts on Thursday. When i have time, I'll post the convention photos in another thread.
     
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    Hmmm....I am having trouble with loading the second page Sci. I don't know if the pics are overloading this thread, but I can't get the last posts to read. :(
     
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    For some reason posts with pictures are taking a very long time to load. A post with lots of pictures can easily take me up to an hour or two to download the photos.
     
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    Say HI to "The Smoke" for me.
     
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    Will do, Kevin.
     
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    Wonderful pics Sci!

    They did take such a long time to load.....but very much worth the wait!

    Have a wonderful trip Sci!!
     
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    Hi Andrew - not sure that I ever visited the British War Museum (would have been a MAJOR interest to me) - BUT, we did a lot concentrating on the museums and the famous buildings/churches - also did a wonderful day trip out to Stonehenge, Bath, and the Salisbury Cathedral - now we've seen a LOT of Gothic cathedrals (in fact, I have a Teaching Company series on these fabulous buildings which explains their construction), BUT Salsibury is one of the most 'homogeneous' ones having been built quickly, i.e. decades rather than centuries (quote below from Wiki). A trip to Greenwich is also a recommendation! Dave :)

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    I'm visiting the British Museum this afternoon. Here are a few photos.
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    The first five photos are of the East Pediment sculptures from the Parthenon and two of the Metopes.
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    The last photo is one of the most important pieces in the Egyptian collection, the Rosetta Stone.
     
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    Here are some photos of the front of the British Museum.
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    Here are photos of some of the frieze panels from the Parthenon.
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    Did you just walk through it, take a guided tour, or book one of the Multimedia Guides? How long did you stay there?
     
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    I had a guide book and just walked through the sections I photographed. I was there for about 4 hours.
     
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    Here are three photos I took in Trafalgar Square. They show the National Gallery, one of the fountains, and Nelson's Column.
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    This photo shows the church of St. Martin in the Fields.
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    These last two photos show the view down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, with Big Ben in the background and a close up of the clock tower.
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    Great pics of the London sights sci. It's good to see that they have retained their iconic red buses (there was talk of changing them a while back) although those modern red ones seem somehow not the same as what we have been used to seeing...progress, I guess... :)
    Andrew
     
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    There are a few of the old Routemaster busses on a few routes. Currently I'm in the queue for the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace. I toured the palace and the Royal Mews earlier today and will post the photos later.
     

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