It rains this morning. Of course it does, but I didn't come to London without my umbrella. The rain moves off and leaves the day as humid as Chicago. We are shopping the outdoor market on Portobello Road in Notting Hill. I buy a linen dress made in Italy and a doorknob.
I have planned too much to do for such a warm day. By the time we have ogled the mansions and embassies in Kensington Palace Gardens on our way to the Natural History Museum, we are flagging. Regrettably, I will have to save Hyde Park for another time. I hope there will be another time. I had visions of sitting alongside the Serpentine with a sandwich and novel for an hour or two.
|Green Ringneck Parakeet in Kensington Palace Gardens|
The architecture of the Natural History museum is incredible. It is the primary reason we have stopped here instead of the Victoria and Albert just down the street. If you don't already know, we have a passion for architecture. So despite the heat and fatigue, we take over a hundred photos of windows, tiles, arches and columns. I have difficulty selecting a modest half dozen for my blog post.
I suppose there were some exhibits to see in the museum, dinosaur bones and the like, but our eyes were too full of stone to notice.