Trip Start Jun 12, 2010
35Trip End Jul 18, 2010
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After that, we left for Harrods department store, stopping at Wellington's Arch. You can go to the top, look out and take some pictures, so we did. Harrods was an "Oh. My. God." experience. It has everything from a music section with a huge selection of guitars to kitchens, appliances, lawn furniture, several restaurants, a £100,000 chandelier that would go nicely in our house if our house was a $10 million mansion. We had lunch at their Lebanese restaurant. It was terrific.
We moved on to the nearby Victoria & Albert Museum based on our friend, Richard Yeager's suggestion. This museum would easily take a week to explore. We focused on English antiquities and quickly reached exhibit overload. So much stuff. So many exhibits. We left after seeing a piece of art called the Beetle House, a fine example of an artist making you jealous for creating something so goofy and getting it exhibited in a major museum.
When we left, it was misting. We made our way to Hyde Park. Misting turn to rain, so we made our way through the park back to the hotel. Basically, we walked all the way home in the rain and Heidi gave me the poncho to wear. I had the pack to keep dry, but as we left, Heidi said, "I only found one poncho. Do you want me to find the other?" And I said, "No. It won't rain." Are you seeing a pattern here?
Tomorrow: Target = Westminster