Sicily House makes for a pretty courtyard with cafes.
But we decided to have breakfast at Cafe Rouge again today.
Mr. P... Stop it.
Do you think Daddy knows where he's going, or is he just making it up as he goes? Hmmm... the vote is for the latter.
Off to the British Museum.
Benjamin Gibson: and let thy feet / millenniums hence / be set in midst of knowlege - Alfred Lord Tennyson
The central hall of the British Museum encloses an enormous space with the central, round Reading Room.
We went up and around to explore.
And what a day to visit! Sunlight everywhere.
Daddy and Ben in Egypt.
Rameses II, vanity and power combined make him the most sculpted of Egyptians.
Hmmm... I'm not sure about this beast-as-deity concept...
Mr. P loves some Roman history. There is nothing like a good mosaic floor on the wall to brighten a stairway.
Nebamun had quite the burial chamber for an accountant.
Ben and Mr. P compare with Ramses II who had quite the long arm for his law.
Ben hanging out with a few hip Egyptian deities. Betcha wish you had such cool friends.
Ben really enjoyed the British Museum and read up a lot on the Egyptian history.
Ben and an Assyrian guard made of man, bird and beast. Who can argue with five legs?
Man! That's a really BIG door! Mr. P was particularly struck with the metal art work.
Mr. P kept us up to date on the details and Ben was busy trying to decipher Sumerian cuniform script. Of course, it was just a really long braggadocious resume for Ashurnasirpal II.
Ben is blessed by Venus, or as he prefers, Aphrodite. What a Hellene.
Professor Ben holding forth.
Mr. P and Ben discuss the frieze from the Parthenon.
Ben and Aphrodite again. What is it with this guy? She's already lost her head for him.
Ben wants you to see how the Greek sculptors did the back even though they didn't think you'd ever see it.
This was the floor in the Elgin Marble Gallery. Ben plans to use it for the wallpaper on his computer.
Ben's picture of Daddy being a fierce Bronze Age warrior (Daddy is not so impressed with his own ferocity).
A model of a fortress and village along Hadrian's Wall.
Big Ben from Trafalgar Square.
Ben tried hard to get on the Trafalgar Lion.
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