I cannot believe that my time in London is over. I leave for Paris tomorrow to participate in an art history study abroad program for two weeks and then on to Italy after that. Tough work, but someone has to do it.
As l leave, I’m already making plans to come back again. Despite being here for 5 weeks, I think I’ve only seen a small bit of what this city and Britain are. So as little round-up of this leg of the trip, I’ve compiled a list of “favorites” and other statistics:
Pub: The World’s End
Side trip: Chatsworth for journey itself but Canterbury Cathedral for its own sake
Museum: The Victoria and Albert
Tube Stop: Westminster
Books read: 3
Books bought: I’m embarrassed how many – I got a copy of Harry Potter in Latin at Oxford
Times getting lost: one major time
Missed trains: 0 but that was mostly luck
Favorite department store: Fortnum & Mason
Average daily walking distance: 10 miles
Pictures taken: about 1,000
West End shows: 3
Other highlights: seeing the royal family in parade
Last night we walked down the South Bank of the Thames to see the Houses of Parliament lit up at night. London looks her best at night, and this view was one I’d been waiting the whole trip for. It did not disappoint. London never does.