Saturday, July 13, 2013

Day 14: The Wonderful World of Harry Potter pt 1

I have loved the work of Vermeer for a long time. This morning I got a chance to see an amazing collection of Vermeer's work with instruments in his paintings at the National Gallery. Other Dutch artists were there, but I was in love with the paintings, and the instruments they had on display. I also got to enjoy a concert performed on antique instruments by music scholars. It was lovely.
On Trafalgar Square there was a concert for reading and children. It was a huge event with a lot of celebrities, but I only got to see a person dressed up as a pig. It was really hot outside in the sun and concrete, so I went back in the museum to see a cool display of saints as interactive structures. They were loud and cool. But you can read about the Lit Festival here:
Trafalgar Square Lit Festival
I then made my way to Westminster via the Victoria embankment to meet with a Harry Potter walking tour. We were supposed to see sights that were in the movies, but I was not as happy with this walk as I was with the Jack the Ripper walk. There is another Harry Potter walk, and I wonder if that is any better, but I won't get a chance to do it.
Platform 9 3/4 was my next stop, so off to Kings Cross I went. Whoever came up with that shop is a genius. My credit card is now as tired as my feet. A hotel picnic dinner and early to bed, because tomorrow is early to rise and I am off to the Harry Potter Experience tour.
And no baby yet...
Trafalgar Square silliness
Trafalgar Square silliness
The Knight Bus, just not purple
The Knight Bus, just not purple

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