48 Hours in London

As I had mentioned in my previous London post, the streets of London (namely Gracechurch in the financial district) are deserted in the early morning hours.

Gracechurch on a Saturday morning

Gracechurch on a Saturday morning

We were able to find a breakfast place which served this for £ 4.95 including coffee. I had forgotten how good baked beans on toast tasted.

English breakfast

English breakfast

Our next stop was the University of London (UCL), where we took a look at the various university buildings around the area. Being a nature lover, I liked the park most.

Park at UCL

Park at UCL

The British Museum is just around the corner from UCL.

British Museum

British Museum

Next, I found this mannequin to be absolutely ghastly. I was in such a shock I forgot to note down the shop’s name. Are they trying to sell anorexic fashions?

Sick mannequin in a London shop

Sick mannequin in a London shop

On a happier note – I liked the ad on this bus.

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In the evening, I dropped off my husband and daughter at the Globe Theatre to watch The Tempest in a close to three-hour performance.

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

I took a nice stroll across the Millennium Bridge and I had barely made it across the bridge, when it started to rain.

Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge

This is mid-May, but looking at the above photo, I would think this was taken somewhere in Russia in early winter.

Good Beer Area and the Wireless

We spent the past Easter weekend in the heart of Germany, namely the region Franconia in northern Bavaria.

As usual, we met my siblings over dinner in one of those rural guesthouses, where local cuisine and often home brewed beer is served. When I opened my iPad, this popped up:

Good Beer Area

We had a good laugh on this one – the guesthouse on main street in this small village of Hausen with a population of 636 residents – uses English. Quite modest is its claim of Good Beer Area. They should call it Best Beer Area.

A typical pub interior

 

Brauerei Martin in Hausen

Quoting Frank Zappa:

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”