london (final day of vacation)

the winston churchill war rooms
big ben
westminster abbey

We started the day seeing sights such as Big Ben, Parliament and Westminster Abbey. We ended this segment of our trek at the fabulous churchill/war room museum. Both of us had a fantastic time but our opinions may be biased because we are both history buffs. i wanted to get adam a churchill tie but he declined my offer. adam's response: "I am not worthy enough to bear Winston on my chest."

we then walked towards trafalgor square (no pigeons because of the rain) and the national gallery museum. the national gallery museum is quite fantastic. we saw all the paintings we studied in high school: tryptics of the middle ages, the dutch arnolfini and his wife, an extensive display of the renaissance work of raphael, el greco's neon biblical scenes, several self portraits by rembrandt, and the usual suspects from the 19th and early 20th century: van gogh's sunflowers, monet, seurat.

Adam says he was impressed by "the sheer constancy and magnitude of the representation of art en vogue between 1400 and 1900."

my chocolate pound cake and latte from the Churchill Musuem

Adam's quiche and coffee

waiting for the tube

our mostly gloomy day..

postscript: this entry was partially edited by Adam.

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