London, Day 5

It was sunny, today! That was a welcome change.

This morning, we went to two music stores in Westminster near Oxford Circus: Chappell of Bond Street and Schott Music Shop. I was very pleased to pick up print music for several Arvo Pärt pieces, although I couldn’t locate the two I had wanted to find. These will definitely do, though.

After that we went to a fine chocolatier near Regent Park called Rococo Chocolates. Wonderful! After lunch with fish and chips, we went to the British Museum and saw Assyrian sculpture, the Rosetta Stone, Roman statuary, and mummies from ancient Egypt and Rome. We made it just in time for Evensong at Westminster Abbey, which really fed my soul. After that we had a leisurely walk from there to the Thames and then along its length for about half a mile. It was rush hour, and it was amazing to see, on this beautiful day, how many bicycle commuters there were out, riding the streets with just as much purpose and ownership as the other vehicles. We must have seen a few hundred!

After this we had another fine dinner at Porters. I was too full and tired to go with the pudding, as I had on Thursday. So it will have to be just a memory.

We have a bit of packing to do. But then it will be bed time, as we have to check out tomorrow about 7 a.m.

So, goodbye to London. It was a pleasure.

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Author: Dan Griswold

A good life is motivated by love. My loves: the Triune God, family, music, friends, parishioners, theology.

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