|outside the british library- i loved this quote. yay team.|
|the british library is just this small brick looking building. you would never think it held such amazing treasures.|
we then made our way to the gift shop. oh how i love gift shops, and there was this adorable children's book called "a walk through london" or something like that and i was sooo tempted to get it because it highlights all the major things of london in a cute little story with great illustrations. but alas i restrained myself, because i have been thinking about this ring i saw at portobello road and i want to save my money so i can get it. i figure if it is 4 days later and im still thinking about it, it would be a good buy.
|cali perusing in the gift shop|
|trying to be artsy and show the beauty of the books. key word. trying.|
|trafalgar square felt so much like europe. there were pigeons and tons of people sitting on the steps, and was surrounded by old building and fountains. i loved it. i could have sat on the edge of the fountain watching people all day long.|
|the olympics are coming to london! woowhoo!|
|the beautiful monument in trafalgar square- you can see this in the HP clip at the end of the blog.|
|make a wish.|
|me and the other elly. we are roommates. its confusing. but i love her lots and lots, so i guess i can share my name with her.|
then off to the globe to see all's well. the walk over was absolutely wonderful. we had an amazing view of st. pauls cathedral, and walked over a pretty bridge with a beautiful view of the thames and got ice cream that was delicious from an ice cream truck. I was also very grateful for the london moleskin again because it has maps which makes finding things so much easier. but we got there with time to spare before a lecture we went to before the show.
|cali on the beautiful thames river. it was so beautiful with the view of st pauls cathedral in the background, and the cobblestone pathway.|
|the ice cream was soo delicious, i dont know what America is thinking but the europeans know how to do soft serve, we should get the recipe. but seriously all the sweets here are so much better. its a good thing we do so much walking.|
|the amazing ice cream truck. we couldnt resist. however later while at the globe we were wishing we had saved out two pounds to get hot chocolate instead of ice cream because it was so cold.|
|before the show, a cute british couple took the picture for us. they were adorable and were actually in the lecture with us.|
on the way home though we walked back over the footbridge that they show in the 6th harry potter...watch here.
|its a little blurry, but you get the point.|