Natural History Museum and Camden
20.06.2010 - 20.06.2010 20 °C
Our first stop of the day was the Natural History Museum, which is just a few short blocks from our apartment. The Natural History Museum first opened in 1881 and now holds 70 million different specimen. While we were there we tour the new Dinosaur exhibit as well as the Mammal exhibit.
The building itself was inspired after basalt columns at Fingal's Cave in Scotland and is know to be one of Britain's most striking examples of Romanesque architecture. The building features elaborate sculptures of plants and animals on the interior and exterior of the building, to represent biological diversity.
The dinosaur exhibit was a big draw. We had to elbow a few little kids out of the way to get a peek at the amazing collection the Natural History Museum had.
We then made our way down to Camden, which was quite the experience. Camden is home to Camden Market and Camden Lock. There are thousands of stalls for anything from food to piercings. It was definitely a change of pace from Kensington.
These were some of the many items for purchase at Camden Lock. We stopped for lunch and eat along the canal. People watching was by far the most interesting it has been yet.
After our trip to Camden we came back to our apartment. Classes start tomorrow so after making dinner in the apartment we all sat down and started our reading. I guess it is time to realize that we are here for classes!