Friday, 28 September 2007

Day 2 in London

Today we went to see the Terracotta Army at the British Museum! FAB!! I'd seen the program about the exhibition on BBC two weeks ago. They showed how they had restored the warriors and how they built the exhibition area in the Reading Gallery.

Shame there was no Photography allowed, but can understand that. I still took some photos outside the rotunda.

The statues are fascinating, and there were lots of smaller items as well, as the exhibition was not called "Terracotta Warrios" but "The First Emperor".

Amazing things, like how Qin changed the writing to just one standard, and the different types of payments (did you know they had KNIFE COINS?) to just one coin (round with a square hole in it).

After the exhibition we went to Ponti's for a late lunch (4pm!!) - nice baked potato with cheese. YUM! Sharon and I had been there last year when we went to the British Museum to see "Tabu".

A nice long search in Borders completed the evening, i.e. myself and Graeme were in Borders while Sharon was at her Pilates class. Had to dash out and find a newspaper shop (not that easy in London centre!!!) as Doug phoned me - he was stuck at Princes Street and needed me to get 2 lucky dips for the Euromillion. Needless to say we didn't win after all!! ;)

1 comment:

Heather said...

Cool photo of you dark-haired lovelies with the teracotta soldier image.