London 2015
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This is part 2 of the story of our trip, this part is to London in May of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that included France, London
and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This is Day 3 of our trip to London.

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Day - 3 St Pauls Cathedral, Natural History & the Victoria and Albert Museums.      Day-3
14-May-2015
 
We took the tube to St Pauls Station and walked the short distance to St Pauls Cathedral.  Unfortunately there's no photography allowed inside the Cathedral but it's allowed out on the upper outside viewing areas of the Stone and Golden Galleries.  The inside is quite fascinating to see, from the whispering gallery, the main floor and the crypt.  Many steps were involved in climbing up to the first level viewing area, the Stone Gallery, but there were great views to be had in all directions.  It wasn't the best day for photography, with strong winds and some intermittent showers it felt quite cold. The next level, the Golden Gallery, is almost at the top of St Pauls.  This was great, well worth the effort.  Next we went by tube to the Natural History Museum.  It was packed with people and interesting displays.  Our final destination was the nearby Victoria and Albert Museum. We were quickly impressed with what was on show.  This is an amazing place well worth a visit, a long visit at that.  After quite a while the bell rang to clear us out and we walked home.

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St Pauls Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral. It sits on Ludgate Hill, the highest point of the City of London Shaun the Sheep
    The imposing west front
Queen Anne's statue Level 1 viewing area - the Stone Gallery at 53 metres  
      
     
560 steps get you this view from the Golden Gallery at 85 metres. Looking towards the Shard  
     
 The Shard    
  The dome reaches a height of 111 metres.  
On top of the dome the large lantern weighs 850 ton Natural History Museum  
The Entrance   Charles Darwin
  A breathtaking building.  
    Minerals collection.
  Massive tree trunk showing a timeline of human history.  
     
     
First skull of an adult female Neanderthal, Homo neanderthalensis, about 50,000 years old.
Unearthed in 1848 in Gibraltar.
   
     
     
     
Must leave now and go on to... The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Foreground is the  Well Head with the coat of arms of the Concoreggio Family
Jason, about 1550 - 1600 AD
    Effigy of Don Garcia de Osorio, Order of Santiago.
     
The Boppard  Altarpiece,  1500 - 1510   The Troyes Altarpiece
The St Margaret Altarpiece Stained Glass from Mariawald  
  The Brixen Altarpiece, about 1500-1510 AD St Peter
The Assumption of the Virgin, about 1486-1525 AD    
Copy of the Baptistery doors in Florence    
  Giovanni Pisano - Pulpit 1302-1310 AD  
     
    Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Area.
Group of Lions   The lions are electrotype copies - Silver over Copper.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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