On y va: Londres! – Part II

Second part of my London trip. I’ve been putting all my mind and energy to studying and jotting down stuff for my papers which are due Monday. But here I am, procrastinating, I had no peace until I showed you guys some of the things I saw over at the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Harrods and during the rest of my stay on day 3 in London.

All of these and the coming few pictures are over at the British Museum. While I’ve been to London before, I never have gotten around visiting this huge and immensely popular place. We had a very interesting talk about the results of the visitor research inside the British Museum. Very unusual findings that changed my view a bit of the museums in London, in a positive way.

After the talk we got some time to check out the museum on our own. A classmate/dear friend and I decided to check out the ‘most important’ things on the ground floor and then just work our way from the top floor (Japan section) to downstairs again. Unfortunately the Korea section was closed, but led to an interesting little paper in the lift.

I thought it was so polite of the museum that they put the information up in Korean, but it made me think too… this might have started a whole thing in my head, it’s possible that I might have been putting too much thought in this.

The one with the pills might confuse you, but if you’re ever near the British Museum and you don’t know this yet I suggest you go check it out. It’s not gorgeous, but it’s kind of brilliant: from Cradle to Grave. It’s a very, very long display with all the pills/medicine a person takes (is possible to take?) in their lifetime. I thought it was brilliant, definitely worth a look!

National Portrait Gallery is a strange place to be, when you’re not British. I actually thought I knew some of the famous people over there, but there’s really not a chance I knew over 10 percent of everyone displayed there. Probably has to do that there was way too much stuff with the Tudors going on and I couldn’t find Jane Austen who supposedly is presented too. Our group tried a bit of the ‘Campaign for Drawing’, we were assigned to not look at the paper and just at the object we were meant to be drawing. I suggest you guys try it sometime, it changes your perspective a bit.

Harrods was already getting ready for Christmas again, it reminded me a bit of last year. And as my little tradition seems to go: my visit to the Harrods Food Halls and Ladurée weren’t out of the question. Of course I got myself two cupcakes this time… and a lovely box of macarons. I know I keep telling how I would like Ladurée to come to Amsterdam… but it would definitely make me fat and homeless. Yikes! Their stuff is so expensive TT_TT

More next time, have great weekend folks!
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