Posted by: londontravels | September 8, 2009

Day 5

Day 5

Today was a great day. We woke up around 9:30 and headed to Buckingham Palace to take the tour. The palace has beautiful paintings, maticulous molding and it seems like everything is laced with gold. Although we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, I took some pictures of the scenery outside (posted below). After Buckingham Palace we ate some lunch and headed over to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Although we didn’t go into to either of those places (It is funny how Westminster Abbey is free to go in on Sundays, but any other day it costs 12 pounds for a student) we got some great shots of the exterior of both structures (posted below).

We then came home and my friend Natasha and I went for a jog in the park and worked off the midget sized morsel of food we were served at lunch (these damn Britts really need to expand their portions). After, about eight of us headed down to Royal Albert Hall to catch a Piano Concerto. Apparently every year the BBC hosts its “Prom” where orchestra after orchestra comes to the RAH and plays concerts every single day for a few months. My roomate Steve learned that you can get five pound tickets for general admission if you get there an hour early (first come, first serve basis). So, we got there around 6:30 and waited in the massive line…luckily we all got in and I got to see my first orchestra concert. I must say, standing was awful but it was a really cool experience. The conductor got four encores before we decided to leave (I wonder how many more he got after?).

All in all it was a great day. I start classes tomorrow, so I am a little anxious to see how it goes. I have two classes, one at 12:30 until 3:30 and then 5:30 to 8:30. Luckily a lot of the kids I talk to now are taking the same classes (there was only six or seven classes offered) so it should be cool. Thank you all for your well wishes

Cheers,
Zac

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