I've been having iPhone withdrawals since I can't use data here. The roaming charges are too expensive, even with an international plan, and my phone is locked so I can't just pop a SIM into it. So I have no access to internet or email. Poop. But today I made up for missing my on-the-go connection to the world with new iPhone photo apps. I bought color splash and vintage black and white. Color splash lets you isolate colors to highlight them, like the phone booth above, and the Underground sign below. Pretty fun, huh?British Museum while snapping pictures with the iPhone. We're staying in the same place as our last visit, a corporate apartment (until we find our own place) on a hidden gem of a street, Lambs Conduit Street. It's lined with great restaurants and shops, tucked away in Bloomsbury. For SF folks, it reminds me of a bit of Hayes Valley and for Atlanta folks, it's sort of like one block of Virginia Highlands. Here's a peek into the neighborhood and our short museum visit.
Oliver Spencer, a very nice shop for men (some women's clothing too, but mostly men's).
Pokit, men's and women's clothing and really cool bags.
Vats Wine Bar. We haven't been here yet, but it's usually always busy.
Kennards. A nice little market. Fruit, bread, cheese, wine? Yes, please!
Cigala. A nice tapas restaurant. We've been here twice (both times during our last visit). Our first experience was okay, the second was great. We'd definitely go again. There are a whole lot more shops and restaurants, but you get idea--Lambs Conduit is quite a nice street. You can see more from Google street view here. After strolling down our street, I strolled Lois to the British Museum. We've been a few times before, but it's so close to our apartment, free, and just a great museum so we went again.
You can take pictures throughout the museum, but I'm always drawn to the Great Court itself and that amazing ceiling.
Me with flat rain hair! And one random curl? (Where did that come from?, the rain brought it I guess.)
I've never been to the museum when the sky is blue and the sun is shining so I'll have to go back on a sunny day just to see the blue sky through the ceiling (that grey you see is the sky).
Lois enjoyed seeing the Rosetta Stone again, though she looks a little freaked out here. Maybe it was all those ancient, naked sculptures.
What's next? Where should we go? What should we do?!!