We flew home from London yesterday after spending a few days of low-key touring. We revisited favourite spots like the British Museum (where we heard a great talk on the Parthenon sculptures), the National Gallery and the quirky collection at the Sir John Soane Museum. Soane was an architect who lived in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He collected all sorts of curious objects and built a house designed to display them. We also visited a couple of places that were new to us, like a community garden in Islington and the Wallace Collection, a beautiful mansion that houses an amazing set of paintings and objets d'art collected by several marquesses of Hereford. Actually, come to think of it, we packed a lot into 3 days!
We were relieved to find that the house had not been destroyed and the dog had not died. As often happens to me when I get home, it almost seems like the trip was a dream. I do have one inalienable memento, though: a small scar on my right ankle.