A couple of weeks ago we headed to London for a long weekend. We wanted to explore a city we hadn’t been to in a while and thought we would leisurely explore the museums and take in some of the sites. We did some of the touristy things we had done before such as Big Ben, changing of the guard, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Aside from the things we had been to before we got a chance to check out some other sites such as the Tate Modern and the British Museum to see some of the famous art work Caitlin has taught and to see some of the historic pieces from around the world.
Aside from the sites we also took full advantage of pub food and British Ales. It was nice to walk around a different city at a leisurely rate and simply enjoy being there. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
The Tate Modern. The building itself was a cool use of space especially since it used to be a power plant of sorts.
The British Museum.
Caitlin in front of Parliament.
Changing of the guard.
Caitlin in the Tube.
A view of Big Ben..
The remnants of Shibboleth. An installation piece that represented the struggle of immigrants in Europe and the racism they face. The artist planned for there to be a scar of the temporary work as the symbolism continues.
Another shot from the changing of the guard. Definitely had to grab a beer after dealing with the crowd here.
A view from the Tate Modern.
Amnesty International art installation in front of St. Paul’s.
Everybody was waiting to see the changing of the guard.
Caitlin constantly waiting for me to take a picture.
Boy’s soccer team trying to take a team photo.
Pigeon patrol. This lady walks around with a hawk to prevent pigeons from landing on all the monuments.
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Caitlin interacting with the art.