London Blitz

Just a quick update from my London trip.

I made it by the Imperial War Museum, which is a must see for those interested in the world wars. In addition to the aircraft, there are various guns, tanks, missiles, and even miniature submarines. There are several great exhibitions, including one on spies in the cold war, and another with a large collection of Victoria’s Crosses and their attendant stories.

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Though it’s completely lacking in artifacts from the 20th century, the British Museum is a real wonder. From the plundered Egyptian artifacts to stolen friezes from the Parthenon, one is made aware of the benefits of being a colonizing imperial power. I only took a picture of this medieval hunting horn on my iPhone, but when I get back to a real computer, I’ll try to illustrate just why the museum is so great.

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In any case, London is a wonderful city. It has a foot in the past and the other in the future. The architecture, parks, and public spaces are superb. You should visit!

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