2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth

Posts tagged “The British Museum

12-28

I like my ladies headless.Nikki and I spent most of the afternoon wandering through the myriad of alleyways and shops that make up the Camden Market, a street-based market that started in the 70s and has gotten even greater and sprawling ever since.  (Found a fabulous OWL WATCH NECKLACE that is very steampunk-y and something I’ve wanted ever since The Soozinater (<–clickable) showed me this Etsy site (<—clickable).)  There were a lot of things I might have bought if I had an endless supply of money, but as I don’t, I only got the watch and something for my sissy.

THEN.

We went to the British Museum.

Yeah.

ZOMG.

So we only had about an hour-and-a-half because we spent so much time at the Camden Markets, but we did a quick breeze-through of some of the Egyptian, Grecian, and Assyrian exhibits, commenting ironically about the “benefits” of imperialism.  Regardless!  Everything was fascinating.  The above photo is of a remade monument to nereids, greek goddesses and nymphs of the sea.  The carving of the female statues purposely mimics soaked clothing, almost transparent.  Really cool.

It all made me sad-faced that I don’t remember as much from my European history classes.  From high school.  ANYWAY.  Nikki and I plan on going back tomorrow to see more.  That cool, despite the hordes of tourists.  (Have I mentioned that British museums are free?  The British Museum is no exception.)