2002 Blair Atholl Patrol Jamborette
Touring - Day 2 - July 10th
St. Paul's Cathedral across the Thames, photo taken from
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre plaza.
||Our second day in London dawned gray and
cloudy, as we headed down into the Underground for the ride to the
Tower. Our Scouts quickly discovered a British Tabloid, left behind
by another passenger, and were introduced to the Page Three
(left, Evan, Nate, Chris and The Star)
|The Tower of London is a "must see", of
course, and we spent the morning happily touring the castle complex.
One group's Yeoman Warder tour was cut short by a downpour, but we
all saw the major sights. The new exhibits of arms and armour in the
White Tower were quite impressive, and the Crown Jewels were as
spectacular as always.
Above: our Beefeater guide demonstrates the fine points of
Right: Moses, Tim, and friend at the Tower
The group outside the War Museum, with Naval Guns.
|The afternoon was spent at the Imperial War Museum, in
the former St. Bethlehem ("Bedlam") mental hospital south
of the Thames. The exhibits were excellent, as might be expected.
One of the Scouts and I went to the new Holocaust exhibit on the top
floor, and met a survivor of Auschwitz explaining the scale model of
the camp - chilling.
Matt and James with WWI Trench Periscope
||We ended the day as "groundlings" at a great
performance of "Twelfth Night" at the Globe Theatre. The
play had an all-male cast, in true Elizabethan style, and how can
you beat being close enough to lean on the stage?
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