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As the title suggests, I will be telling stories and expressing my varying opinions. And yes, they may be offensive. Not offensive in the way that you're thinking (by that I mean I'm not going to be flat out profane) more offensive in the sense that I'm going to say things that you might not like. I have a lot of opinions, and they're rather strong. You may disagree, but hopefully you'll find yourself slightly entertained, maybe just a little amused, possibly just a bit aroused (that's a joke, by the way). If you're even the smallest amount intrigued, then I encourage you to continue reading. I have much, much more to say.

6/22/13

London #6: Shakespeare Walk, British Museum, David Bowie Is...

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to by blog! Not a whole lot to talk about today, as this is turning out to be a relax and rejuvenate sort of weekend. It has been extremely hot in our flats. Even with the windows open, we have been sweating all through the nights. As of right now, most of the group is in Paris, but we're still behind. We're taking this opportunity to get some much-needed rest. Plus, with so few people in the flat, there is significantly less body heat, meaning that I'm much less prone to melt. Before everyone left, I was very much looking forward to getting some good sleep and hanging about for these few days.

That said, I slept very poorly last night.

Why?

If you'll recall from a much earlier post entitled "My Affliction," I suffer from irrational fear. Since we've been here, I've been doing alright. Mostly.

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There is a ghost in our flat.

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Okay, that sounds crazy. Let me explain.

The light in our bedroom flickers every time we turn it on. Nothing to get too excited about, I know, but there's more. The door opens and closes on its own. That doesn't sound like much either, except that sometimes it creaks open slowly, and other times it slams fiercely. Also, you have to turn the knob for it to open, and I don't think a breeze is capable of that sort of thing. I was up until 4:00 AM last night because of that damn door. I was only able to go to sleep when I did because the sun rises really early here. Lucky for me.

Anyway, this week was pretty busy. On Wednesday we went on a Shakespeare walk before going to a play. First, we visited Middle Temple Hall, where Shakespeare performed some of his very first plays. Pretty awesome. We also visited Southwark (pronounced Suthick, for some reason) Cathedral, where The Bard attended church. There was a really cool monument to him there but we weren't allowed to take photos. Then we went to the Globe and took a guided tour. After all of that, we saw a presentation of Taming of the Shrew. It was a very interesting adaptation, as it had an all-female cast and 1950s costumes. All-in-all, it was very enjoyable.

Middle Temple Hall

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Southwark Cathedral

Globe Interior

Globe Stage-Top...
On Thursday, we went to the British Museum. We saw some freakin' mummies and a lot of really cool Greek, Roman, and Egyptian artifacts. We spent a decent while there, but we were all pretty pooped from the trip so far. Here are some cool photos.
British Museum

Herakles and Nemean Lion 

Cleopatra. No big deal. 

Boat clock.
Yesterday, the group went to Paris. Those of us left behind had a free day. Tayler and I took advantage of that and headed off to the V&A for a second time to see the David Bowie Is Exhibition. This was one of the coolest things that I've seen so far. Unfortunately (yet again), we weren't allowed to take pictures! Just take my word for it when I say that it was incredible.

Today, we're just relaxin' and enjoying our day off. Next week is going to be crazy. We're seeing three plays, going to Stratford, and going to Ireland, so expect a long post soon. 

Thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Steve

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