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We went to church today…
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This is the Westiminister Cathedral. It’s the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church in London. It’s done up in a byzantine architectural style….it has a really cool alter…I’ll take a picture of that next week…

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We went to Chinatown after mass.

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We had yummy dim sum…for a prix fixe meal – it came out to about 25 pounds….it was filling….but we didn’t get the whole choose-from-a-cart experience. I think it’s because the dining area was too small to move a cart through….Still, I had my shrimp dumplings and all was good with the world.

Yesterday – we went to the British Museum….it was free to get in – but we donated 3 pounds to the upkeep….this place also takes euros as a donation…so I may toss those coins to the museum on my next visit

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This is the reading room where a bunch of famous people hanged out…Charles Darwin, Charles Dickinson, WB Yeats and other writers…..Karl Marx brainstormed on communism stuff here…

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Here’s some ancient Greek stuff that belongs in Greece…it’s from the Partheon….when I worked on my minor in Classical Civilization, I had many quizes, mid-terms and a final exam based on the works from the Partheon. I told Mark would be easier to study for the darn exams if I had these pieces in front of me…..it does not compare to the photocopy diagrams I studied from. One exam question was to identify the chick with the shawl: Hera, queen of the Gods and the God of marriage…the shawl was like a bride opening up to her husband, Zeus.

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The British Museum did an awesome job saving these pieces from vandalism…

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