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  • Day29

    Hokusai, British Museum &The Japan House

    May 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    I think I'm still in Japan despite arriving in London two days ago. I spent all my time at two exhibitions; the first at the British Museum - Hokusai; Beyond The Great Wave. Lots of wonderful works by the famous woodblock artist Hokusai. I found his paintings just as impressive as the more famous woodblock prints like Red Fuji and The Great Wave which were also present.

    I then wandered off over to the Barbican Centre for an exhibition called The Japan House about Japanese architecture since 1945. Very cool. They had a bunch of exhibition rooms upstairs and downstairs had recreated the famous Moriyama House (2005), designed in Tokyo by Ryue Nishizawa and inhabited by Yasuo Moriyama, an enigmatic urban hermit. You could just wander around in the house which was brilliant and full of strange and wonderful things like the green lit 'garden' complete with 'tree house'.

    I'll probably arrive in the UK eventually but for now my sprit continues to inhabit Japan :-)
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  • Day6

    Day 6: London, England

    July 12, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    We tried our hardest to get going earlier, but beyond walking streets with closed stores and taking pictures outside, there's nothing to do before 10. We walked through Chinatown (nothing open yet), then down regent street to Picadilly Circus (their times square equivalent) and down Oxford street (a major shopping street). It was mostly interesting seeing everyone going to work. A enormous variety of people from low-end labor jobs, to the highest-end government and financial jobs (in lovely navy suits with camel breifcases and beautiful umbrellas). We turned around at the BBC building and walked back east to the British Museum. We stopped in Patisserie Valerie for an Americano in a quaint section to soak up the last sun rays of the day before rain came in the afternoon. Saying the British Museum is enormous is a bit of an understatement. You really do need a plan of attack, which despite my intentions, I never really got to. So we started at the top- to have a few moments of quiet since the rest of the museum is a complete bombardment of tourist and school groups. We made our way down until 12 when we decided to grab some lunch at a little cafe called Salt and Pepper a couple blocks away. Just enough space from the museum for a little respite. Then we returned to the museum to finish the main ground floor with the major attractions of the rosetta stone, the mummies, and my personal favorite section- ancient Assyria. We finally finished walking the entire museum (we may have missed one or two rooms of course) and then walked to a Montrose (a much larger grocery store) and then back to the flat in the rain to rest our legs. We both did a little workout to feel halfway human again and ate some fresh food before heading back down to Picadilly Circus to peruse the shops. We visited the Fortum and Mason Tea Salon and suddenly I feel quite at home. They have 4 beautiful floors of fabulous teas, desserts, meats, cheeses, produce, flowers, home goods, handbags, silver, china, everything beautiful in the world. We meander the streets and window shop until my feet can't do it anymore and we get back on the tube to return another day.Read more

  • Day4

    Hey Rosetta

    June 20, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Wow. We just saw the Rosetta stone. The real actual one! It however was hard to get a picture because of the throngs of people wanting to see it. The first room of the Ancient Egypt exhibit is amazing.

  • Day4

    Found them!

    June 20, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    The Elgin Marbles. A collection of statuary and pretty much the entire frieze from around The Parthenon in Greece. This is what survived the weather, the Persians, and various and sundry explosons and intentional defacements.

  • Day11

    British Museum

    May 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Museum Day 2.

    The agenda for today was the British Museum. It is one of the biggest and most renowned museums in the world with more than 8,000,000 exhibits.

    We saw the Egyptians first, then the Chinese. A large number of jade products, porcelains, Sancais, Jingtailans as well as lacquerware and bronze products are displayed.

    We spent almost five hours in the museum. Another walking day, but unforgettable.

    Dinner at Chinatown; shopping at Harrods after that.
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  • Day3

    British Museum

    June 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    There is so much to see at the British Museum! And it's all free :)
    Of course we looked at the one and only Rosetta Stone - we actually found another one that we can hug later. We also see the Easter Island Statue too. The Parthenon is so impressive though I still have a bit of problem putting everything back together in my heard and imagine what it was like when everything was still on the wall...Read more

  • Day4

    British Museum Part 2

    June 20, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Second visit to British Museum. We found a Rosetta Stone (replica) what we can touch. We also found a few odd ball things like the portrait of Sir Hans Sloane - the founder of British Museum and the inventor of Chocolate Milk...
    Also we found out that the head of the iconic discus thrower (Townley Discobulus) actually has his head put on the wrong way :)

  • Day2

    British Museum

    December 6, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    Llegamos prontito al British y la verdad es que el hall es espectacular. No hay que comprar tickets pero se debe hacer una donación.

    Aquí esta todo muy bien organizado y pudimos ver todo lo que se llevaron de Egipto, Roma y Grecia. Desde el Partenon a la Piedra Roseta, pasando por un sinfín de esculturas, cerámica y pintura.

    Está muy bien el hecho de que tienen cosas de todas partes, India, América, África, China o Japón, entre otros... Es súper interesante. Por cierto, nos resultó curioso una cosa, todo el que haya visto una estatua se habrá dado cuenta de que tienen poco pecho, pues las estatuas de diosas hindúes son unas tetonas! Ya era hora :)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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