Last Day!

It’s hard to believe it’s all over. Nothing left to explore but the airport, no sights to see, museums to visit, no languages to cope with, no money to exchange and figure out the equivelent in dollars. I think we’ve all gotten use to constant change at this point. Going back to white-washed, American English life is going to be strange.

Our main goal today was the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. It’s a free, stunningly beautiful museum bursting at the seams with da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Ruben, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Van Gogh. Of course, I’m a deranged child so this was my favorite painting (butt warning). Speaking of butts, if you’re ever in a museum wondering if the painting is Italian, there is a very simple way to tell. Is everyone completely nude and dramatically posing for some biblical scene? If so, you can be 120% sure it’s Italian.

But in all honesty, it was amazing to see all those works by famous artists, even some super famous paintings.

Van Gogh "Vase with Twelve Sunflowers"

Van Gogh “Vase with Twelve Sunflowers”

Monet "The Water-Lily Pond"

Monet “The Water-Lily Pond”

Van Dyck "Equestrian Portrait of Charles I" or as I like to call it "Derp Horse"

Van Dyck “Equestrian Portrait of Charles I” or as I like to call it “Derp Horse”

Once we were done in there, we walked around Trafalgar Square and then up to Leicester Square where Guardians of the Galaxy is premiering tonight. Like, world premiere. Walking around the camped out, dressed up people and watching them roll out the carpet was a shocking reminder that, “Oh yeah, we’re in a major world city”.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Michael really wanted to go to Chinatown, so we found some lunch down there (yuuuuuuum), bought a beautiful pair of chopsticks, some bubble tea, and hit up the M&M store before heading back home to pack.

I’ve had an incredible time these last five weeks. It’s so hard to believe it’s ending, although you won’t hear me complaining too loudly. I’m ready for the comforts of home. (Also it’s less than a month till college starts ack)

See you all Stateside in a few days for one final post!