I finally have time to write another segment. It’s been very busy all the time without many breaks.
I got a late start yesterday. I ate lunch and left my place around 2 p.m. and headed down to Chelsea to Stamford Bridge, the soccer stadium. From the outside, the stadium is nothing too special. But Chelsea is one of Europe’s best soccer teams so it was cool being there. I almost took the tour but I realized that my camera batteries were dead, so I decided that I will go back another time.
I then worked my way north to Notting Hill. This is a nice neighborhood with shops and nice looking houses. I walked to the Portabello market, which is road full of shops and people. It’s a good thing I didn’t have any cash along with me. I stopped in a Spanish food market where they only sell foods from Spain. Interesting to look through this store.
I then came back to the dorm to get ready for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Shakespeare’s Globe. The Globe is a unique place, a renovated version of the old Globe. The Globe only held probably a little over a thousand people. The play was pretty funny but was hard to keep up with the language used. We also had yard standing only, so standing for 3 hours straight was tiring. Now I know how the peasants felt back then.
A group of about 12 of us then went to an Italian restaurant right next to the globe. After this we walked over Millennium Bridge, past St. Paul’s Cathedral, and to the last subway back home.
This morning I woke up and headed north a few stops to Arsenal to see Emirates Stadium, another soccer field. This stadium is much larger than Stamford Bridge, holding about 90,000 compared to about 40,000. The outside is very impressive. Again I walked around the whole stadium and took pictures. I might try to take a tour of this stadium also.
I then came home, ate lunch, and then headed out with a group of 5 of us down to the British Museum. This place is filled with old sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and many other things dated back as far as BC. We then headed back down to the river to see Tate Modern, an art gallery. They had a lot to see here, but art doesn’t spark my interest like other sights do. Some were interesting to see, but my legs were too tired from walking around another whole day.