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I was so thrilled that I was able to get a ticket to see Henry VI Part II at the Globe for a two different reasons. Number one, the Globe is an amazing venue. It's an exact replica of the Globe created by Shakespeare's company and it's only a few feet away from the original spot. Number two I was excited to see a Shakespeare play that isn't as popular especially in the U.S.
The venue itself ...
... soaked up some vitamin d, and ate.
From our little picnic we walked to Trafalgar square and marvelled in the magnificence of this place.
After a rest by the fountains we ventured on, down the Thames, to St. Paul's cathedral. Truly amazing. From St. Paul's we crossed the road and sat in a little park accords the road and rested in the shade, drinking free coffee samples.
It was just before this, that we witnessed a man getting hit by ...
... taxi driver shot out of his cab and only helped with one of our four bags and then took off to get paid. Doug and I managed to get the other bags out of his taxi and then he was off. Let’s hope we never see him again ! We saw the Duty Manager who got the doorman to put our bags into storage as no rooms were ready, and then we checked in but didn’t get our key.
Time for sightseeing
We took a right turn when we got out to the ...
... with the items and places. I could not believe how welcoming the entire staff had been. I snapped a few additional pictures as I went out near the stables to catch my return taxi.
The taxi driver was inquisitive about how I had rated into receiving such personal attention on a day the castle grounds were normally closed to the public. I explained my distant connection, and how wonderfully accommodating both Mr. Rymill and Lady Carnarvon had been. He assured ...
... Disney music playing the whole time. Definitely want to buy something later in the trip.
Been getting a bit dizzy, hoping to not get too much worse especially with contiki starting soon.
Got to meet about half the contiki after the meeting. Already sussing who seems cool and who's not. Zoe and I have found male versions of ourselves it's hilarious. Seems like its going to be a pretty fun ...