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A Quick Stop in London

It seems like a lifetime ago that I left home to travel to different parts of the world and see new things, but here I am at the end of my trip. Tomorrow I fly home and conclude my six month(ish) travels. My last stop was a quick visit back to London where I went on a tour of Westminster Abbey, checked out the National Gallery, and saw a musical in the city.

Somehow on my last trip to London I managed to miss Westminster Abbey. It’s one of the biggest things in the city to go see, so I had to catch it on my return to this amazing city. I’m so glad I got to, because I’d forgotten how amazing it is inside. Unfortunately, photography inside the magnificent building is forbidden, but it really is incredible. Not only are there beautifully carved vaulted ceilings, sculptures, and decorations all over the walls, but there are memorials and tombs of some of the most famous and influential people in history in the Abbey. Isaac Newton, Paul Dirac, Michael Faraday, and Charles Darwin are just a few of the famous scientists there. Shelley, Keats, Lord Byron, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and a memorial to Shakespeare make up just a fraction of the Poets corner. Henry’s and Edward’s and Mary’s and an Elizabeth contribute to some of the royalty buried there. It’s absolutely incredible, and I’m glad I got a chance to stop by.

The National Gallery was another big site to check out in the famous Trafalgar Square of London. It’s quite the overwhelming art gallery, with famous Da Vinci works, Raphael paintings, Botticelli works, and more. I actually got lost for a minute or two in there, there is really an incredible amount of artwork and it’s too much to see in just one trip (unfortunately for me).

Overall, it was a full and fun day in London, and a great last day of my travels. Up next: home!

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