08 June 2012

Photo Friday #55: British Museum


Of course we were excited about seeing the Rosetta Stone. And the Ancient Greek and Egyptian artifacts. The Easter Island statue was on Spud's must-see list. And the clocks exhibit was #1 with Spud too (he took 45 photos of that section alone!).

We even saw the Olympic Medals for the upcoming Summer Games. But for me, as much as I loved the contents, the interior space in that building was so jaw-dropping-ly gorgeous, I could've spent all day there.

And look ... even a little bit of home ... a stunner.

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Lisa @ Gone With The Family said...

Great photos! We haven't been to the British Museum yet but it's at the top of my list for the next time that we are in London. My 8 year old also takes about a gazillion photos of things that she likes - and surprisingly some of them end up being quite interesting shots!

Sonja said...

My teenage daughter's girlfriend just returned from London and said the British Museum was her absolute favorite thing out of everything in London! Guess I'll have to check it out next time I'm there!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

I had a very similar reaction to you :) My husband still talks about the thrill of seeing the Rosetta Stone and my son was obsessed with all of the Greek and Egyptian stuff...and I just kept wandering out of the exhibit rooms to gawk at that big, lovely space. So well done and I had no idea it would be like that. Cool that you got to see the Olympic medals. The other part I loved was a great outdoor garden that was built to honor the World Cup Games in South Africa...I am pretty sure it was temporary garden, but it really was interesting. Isn't London amazing?

Jackie said...

London, IS amazing. We were there 20 years ago, pre-kid, and all I remember was a blurry, jet-lagged few days of rain. One highlight was a fantastic walking tour. But this time London really got to me. I feel like I need to find a way to be an expat there for a year or two! Ha!
: ) A million, free, amazing museums is just one reason!

Paris Franz said...

The British Museum is one of my favourite places. There is always so much going on there, and I agree the architecture is amazing, especially the Great Court.

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