Anyway we finally decided that you can’t not go to the British Museum, so that was our first choice. The tower, the bridge, the Palace will have to wait for another visit. So as we started, we were confronted by a pack of Vikings, complete with King Viking and his fans
(Adrian was a big hit)
Enough of (sports) Viking lore, we headed for the museum (and the real Vikings) and found that we were not the only ones with culture on our minds
We joined the cultural herd, and soon were immersed in wonderful antiquities from centuries ago. It continually astounds me that humans that predate us by thousands of years still had an eye for beauty and created things of wonder
We even saw the first ever baseball cap (ha ha)
Anyway, museum fatigue eventually set in and we decided to take lunch in the third floor dining area which is supposed to be above the “café” stuff below. And indeed it is, a nice setting with several options for food
They are closing the space tomorrow (!) to refurbish it, and so hot items were not available. But no matter, since we were planning on early dinner (stay tuned) a lighter lunch was called for. The menu offered several choices from the buffet above, and all were assembled by staff to order. I finally settled on a board of Jamon Iberica, and MFO took a heirloom tomato salad. I watched as my ham was carefully carved from the leg, and MFO’s salad created on the bar..
(with Cornichons of course)
what colorful tomatoes!
The ham was so good, and the shared tomatoes were just right. A glass of French Viognier went well.. and of course dessert is called for, in this case a couple of pieces of Stilton
And a lovely cake with (that wonderful) clotted cream for MFO
Quite nice food from an institution, and our server was very friendly.. as we have found throughout our travels..
After that, we visited a few items from early Egypt, marveling at the craftsmanship and effort to honor their dead. Don’t expect the same for the Bottom Feeder..…
Finally full of history and wonder as well as good food, we wandered back to the Hotel, and kind of gathered ourselves for dinner.. Next time!!
Tomorrow an early getup, and on the bus by 0700. Uncivilzed.. but we’re a trooper and will be ready tomorrow night in Yorkshire….