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The Serpentine

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  • Day10

    London day 10 Wed 2 May 2018

    May 2, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Travelled to the Albert Hall to be told that there would not be any tours today. Walked in the rain through Hyde Park to Kensington Palace and saw the story of Queen Victoria’s life in the rooms she grew up in. Also saw information relating to Prince Albert, George II and Queen Caroline and Princess Diana’s clothing. Walked back in Hyde Park to the Serpentine Gallery inside which animated art was screening. Then walked to Harrods and saw a truck sideswipe a bus on the way. Yvonne purchased cosmetics and perfume and we visited the amazing food halls. Underground to the reconstructed Globe theatre having dinner in a pub nearby. Saw play “As you Like it”. The play was presented in Elizabethan style with male actors playing female roles and costume changes on stage. Back to Acton Town Hotel around 11.30pm.Read more

  • Day2

    Hyde Park

    June 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Angekommen am Serpentine sind wir fast den kompletten See entlanggelaufen, einerseits auf der Suche nach einem öffentlichen WC, andererseits auf dem Weg zum Princess Diana Gedenkbrunnen. Der See ist riesig, leider jedoch von Enten und Gänse geplagt. Zumindest kommt es mir so vor, da das ganze Ufer voller Enten & Gänse ist und vor allem deren Dreck. Aber lieber so als anderer Müll, wie z.B. Plastik, den man in London generell eher selten sieht. Am Ufer sind wir auch auf sehr viele Babygänse gestoßen, die sehr liebenswürdig von ihren Müttern beschützt wurden. Auf der Gegenseite wurde etwas neu gebaut, dass wir nicht identifizieren konnten. Laut dem Internet ist es eine Pyramide, die nach Fertigstellung auf dem See treibt. Den Park gibt es seit 1637 und er zählt zu den bekanntesten innerstädtischen Parks weltweit.Read more

  • Day2


    June 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Unser letzter Halt im Hyde Park war der Prinzessin-Diana-Gedenkbrunnen. Ein wunderschöner kreisförmiger Brunnen, der durch Strömungen das Wasser im Kreis bewegen lässt. Hier haben wir auch eine Bank gefunden auf der wir dann mal eine Pause machen konnten.Read more

  • Day33

    Friday Fun and Farewells

    October 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Later start, did some laundry in the morning (exciting times). Met Em and TK at the Science Museum. Walked to Hyde Park and had picnic lunch. Then saw the Serpentine Pavilion and gallery. The pavilion changes each year and is designed by famous architects (TK explained more about each). Quite cool!

    The gallery had an exhibition by some Wade guy and it was about the level of my art. Sounded really cool but went over our heads. Had some laughs though - though perhaps uncontrollable fits of laughter at a fancy art museum not quite appropriate.

    Also saw the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain which was nice. Saw squirrels and birds and stuff. More laughs.

    Round 2 of Science Museum - wanted to try the milkshake bar but it was closed. We wanted to try one of the flight simulators (including a 360° flipping one) but lines were big and then when we came back, they were sold out. Flight exhibition interesting but no mention of Richard Pearse sadly. Interesting to note that the development of flight was so slow starting due to humankind's obsession with a 'flapping technique' for so long.

    Wrapped up there, had dinner at a "natural" fast food place (Leon) - nice enough. Then cookies from Ben's cookies. Radi dropped one and it was tragic and hilarious. We ate the rest thankfully.

    Got TK's luggage (him and Em were nice enough to take some stuff home for us ☺). Said goodbye (😢) and home early (for a change) to get organised packing.
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