We've done so much in our first few days here. Let's see: visited the Tate Modern (and that could be a whole post on its own, obviously -- Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Kandinsky, among other highlights) and strolled the Southwark area on our first day, then went back out Friday evening to see a show -- The Thirty-Nine Steps -- in the West End. Yesterday we visited the British Museum, taking in the exhibit advertised in the poster in the photo just below -- The Remaking of Iran.
The photo below is of me on the Millennium Bridge which we crossed to get to the Tate Modern -- it's a beautiful pedestrian-only bridge offering stunning skylines in every direction. I don't find London anywhere near as beautiful as Paris, but I'd say its skyline is more dynamic, more architecturally varied and interesting. Here I am back at the British Museum in front of a temporary landscape exhibit featuring plants from the Indian subcontinent -- rather impressive for a temporary garden, probably erected in several days -- there's a substantial banyen tree, several decent-sized palms, bamboo, etc.,