London Travel Diary: Day Two

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We woke up on our second day in London feeling slightly delicate. Most probably due to the combination of lack of sleep, not enough food, too much wine and general exhaustion of being on the move for the entire day.
In other words, nothing a proper Full English Breakfast cannot cure ;-) We started a day of visiting museums, walking through Hyde Park and finally saw Van Morrison at the Royal Albert Hall.

The first stop on our list was a visit to one of my favourite places in London, the Saatchi Gallery. I have such a deep love for this Gallery and all the quirky pieces of art you can find in there, I cannot even tell you. Admission to the Gallery is free (as it is the case with most of the bigger museums), but I’d advise you to check beforehand as prices can be quite high for some sights.

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We also visited the Science Museum, where you can easily spend a day or more. The museums were packed, though. Lots and lots of people. They have a couple of late night openings throughout the year and I was advised to go to one of them, but couldn’t do so because we already had plans for the evening. If you do have the chance I’d say: take it. The atmosphere in museums in the evening is always great and it can be a lot of fun! (Plus, I guess there are fewer children around ;-))
In the evening we dressed up and headed to the stunning Royal Albert Hall to see Van Morrison. When we were looking for a quick bite to eat we literally stumbled into a small Lebanese restaurant not far from the Paddington tube station. We were super surprised at how nice the food was and a little annoyed at ourselves that we didn’t have more time to spend there as we were in a bit of a rush.
Arriving at the Royal Albert Hall was…. crazy. The inside is just so beautifully stunning. Add that to the fact that I’ve been dying to see Van Morrison live for years now … it was a great evening at a stunning location.

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Lately

I haven’t posted one of these in ages so it’s going to be a bit longer ;)

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[Above: Flawless autumn afternoons with the pony. | Below: At the exhibition “Salon der Angst“.]

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[Above: Coffee Pirates is my new favourite place to while away time between uni lectures. | Below: Teatime at home.]

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[Above: Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums) was spent at Demel, Schlumberger Sektkellerei and the Circus and Clown museum. Goodness. | Below: The last harvest of the season.]

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[Above: Lazy mornings in bed. | Below: This year’s World Press Photo exhibition. Stunning, as always.]

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This autumn I’m trying to make the most of all the things Vienna has to offer. There’s so much to do and see in this city.
Still, having time to myself for lazy mornings and relaxing afternoons will always be important to me and I just cannot deny myself these simple pleasures.

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Lately.

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I’ve spent a lot of time at the stables. Lots of sheep running around right now – Sargon’s losing his winter fluff and we’re finally able to work in the riding arena again. Wheee.
I attended the opening of the Kunstkammer in the Museum of Art History in Vienna.
I’ve also spent a lot of time studying for uni exams. Uni’s going quite well so far. Far better than when I first started. :)
I found a roll of film in my very first camera. Judging from the photos I got out of it it’s been in there for about 7-8 years. I truly found some treasures. (See here.)