Tour de London - Day 7
Today we embarked on another ambitious venture. The Old Ones will be taken to not one not two venues. Yes, I do like to live dangerously, thank you for asking my only reader.
Our first destination was the Victoria & Albert Museum. The reason being the idealistic search of the paternal old one to find South Asian items of historical significance, in London. If you know what that is, please let me know as all my suggestions fell on deaf ears. The closest thing we could come up with is the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Now this place came into existence after gifts purchased by Royals and dignitaries abroad were displayed to the public on the exhibition grounds. India, being the exotic jewel in the British crown, boasted a considerable contribution of artifacts, more so of monetary recompense than charity dare I add.
The museum began with some beautiful statues on the right from the Greek and Roman eras, goes to Korea.
Walking straight ahead we end up at Middle East and Asia.
We found all this...
yet this was not enough! Thoroughly unimpressed the Old Ones marched out to the courtyard and I continued my own tour.
Just behind this section were sculptures from around medieval to Victorian times with primarily classical themes. The most impressive part was the massive collection in the Casts rooms which also had the prize attraction at the museum - a cast of the original David by Michelangelo.
With my own curiosities sated, it was time to head back and find ways to win back the favour of the Old Ones. After all they write the cheques.
After some snacks, re-hydration and a sacrifice at their altar, we headed on to our next destination - Covent Garden.
Now this place is quite an amazing place to visit, especially if you are a tourist. While the locals probably know better places to get everything this place has to offer, a tourist is left with rather. The sounds, vibe and atmosphere even seemed to rejuvenate the Old Ones. Good times!
On to our next adventure tomorrow - Windsor Castle!