St. Paul's Cathedral
Taken from London Bridge
After a quiet night and some good sleep, we hit the streets once again to see more sights that the city had to offer. We headed to London Bridge, We walked over it and took pictures of the Tower of London in the distance. On the north side of The Thames we followed the walking path to The Tower of London where the tourists were out in full force.
We opted not to go into the Tower of London, where they kept prisoners back in the day and clipped the wings of ravens. Instead we continued walking to the Tower Bridge and walked back over The Thames to the south bank. We stopped for a pint and some laughs before heading eastward towards the Tate Modern.
On the way, we passed the Old Globe, the theatre where Shakespeare worked out of and then we came to the Tate Modern.
After yesterday's fiasco with museums and art galleries, we decided to take another stab at culture. People had told me that if I was to do one cultural event, it should be the Tate. We all agreed to go in and frankly, it was lost on me once again.
There was a bunch of crap that they call "art"... There was pieces of wood covered by a blanket... There was a pile of sunflower seeds that took up a whole room. We read a sign that said each sunflower seed was made of porcelain and hand-painted. Frankly, what a waste of time for the person who created it, let alone a waste of time for the poeple like us who looked at it.... There was even some display that looked like cow and horse droppings... I am serious.
They call it art and I call it stupid.
After that little visit, we needed alcohol, so we headed to another pub for nachos and beer. Upon entering the pub, I turned around and ran into two friends of mine, Mary and Socorro, from New York. They were in London for business and they were wandering the city as well. They joined us for drinks and then we went our separate ways. What a nice surprise! They looked and sounded great. They promised to say hi to Mark Bove, our mutual friend, who I have lost touch with.
By the way, the nachos sucked... but the beer was
After that, we walked back to the Tube Station and headed home for dinner.
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