Our trip began with a flight from Phoenix to Boston. From Boston, we flew on Icelandic Air to London, via Reykjavik. Travel tip: Icelandic Air generally has excellent rates to London from Boston.
We stayed near Heathrow Airport and took the train into London, to Russell Square. The British Museum was about a ten minute walk from the station. After our visit to the museum, we had lunch at the cafe in the park (upper right).
The Montague Street entrance is less crowded. The museum is free to all visitors. http://www.britishmuseum.org
Barbara with an "armless" statue. Amazingly, there are NO restrictions on taking pictures in the museum.
A wooden xylophone (gaming) from Java.
A portrait of Marie Antoinette by Jean Joseph Bernard.
A psychedelic Kabuki poster by Yakoo Tadanon for the play, "Strange Tales of the Bow Moon," 1969.
Samurai warrior with armor, helmet, and weapons.
An Egyptian coffin.
An African artifact.
A complex sculpture by the Igbo People, Nigeria; using iron, wood and paint.
A 15 ton colossal guardian lion, 9th century BC, Assyrian.
What is the Rosetta Stone?
The Rosetta Stone. (reflection of Larry and Barbara!)
Nigerian brass artwork.
The main entrance of the museum on Bloomsbury Street.
The Azamara Quest in port, Honfleur, France.
Following our departure from Southampton, England, our first port of call was Honfleur, France. We selected an excursion that took us by bus to Paris and included a luncheon on the Seine. The Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889 for the World Fair. It was the tallest tower of the time (320 meters).
We took a luncheon cruise on the Diamant II. Many Parisians live on houseboats on the Seine.
The glass ceilinged building was constructed for the Worlds Fair.
A ferris wheel along the Seine.
The facade of the Louvre Museum.
The Cathedral of Notre-Dame was built between 1160 and 1330.
The Eiffel Tower. Ponte Neuf bridge in the foreground.
The Statue of Liberty & Eiffel Tower.
The Statue of Liberty, Paris, France.
The Arc d' Triumph.
A view inside the monument.
The top of the arch.
A closeup of a column.
The Champs de Elysees. The main thorough fare in Paris.
Leaving Honfleur. The second longest cable bridge in the world.