England, Part II

I’m back in the States now, but here are photos from the latter part of my trip to England:

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Bath, on the River Avon

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One of King Bladud’s Pigs in Bath. According to legend, Bladud was a Briton who came back from study abroad in Athens with leprosy and wound up a swineherd. He noticed that pigs who lolled in a certain patch of warm mud didn’t get skin diseases, so he tried the mud himself. It cured him of his leprosy, he became prince again, and he founded Bath.

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Bath Abbey

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The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey

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Hieratic text at the Ashmolean Museum

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Citterns at the Ashmolean

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Winged Assyrian holding a goat at the British Museum

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Athena and Hephaestus on the Elgin (Parthenon) marbles at the British Museum

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Beaver on a Nisga’a totem pole at the British Museum

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Me with a lion in Trafalgar Square

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Big Ben

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Parliament

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Me and the London Eye

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Westminster Abbey

How Not to...

At Foyles, a bookshop on Charing Cross Road

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2 thoughts on “England, Part II

  1. Wow, Bath looks lovely! I’d really like to visit and see that river, as well as get a chance to… take a bath? Is that allowed? Haha. I’m also glad you got to visit the British Museum (if you hadn’t been before). I could spend a week inside it…

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