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August 5th 2019
Published: August 5th 2019
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Today started out rainy in London, so I shelved my outdoor plans and decided to see a couple of museums instead. First I took the Tube to the British Library to see the old bibles, manuscripts, maps, etc that are displayed in the Treasures gallery. Entry is free (£5 suggested donation) and I also paid the fee for the interesting special exhibit on the history of writing - from cuneiform up to Apple computers. The rain had stopped by the time I left, so I walked to the British Museum nearby. It was crowded and uncomfortably warm in those galleries where the air conditioning is spotty, but the museum is always rewarding and I concentrated on the displays having to do with Scandinavia since I will be visiting those countries later in the trip.


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