The first day of our weekend in London was a rather sobering one combining a visit to the Tower of London, where so many died, with a modern-dress performance of Mussorgsky's opera, Boris Godunov, a reminder that tyranny and nationalism are still among us. We also visited the British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum. [His former house is full of architectural artifacts, as well as several satirical painting series by William Hogarth, including The Rake's Progress.]


The Tower Bridge

The Tower of London

Inside the Tower of London

left to right: The dome of St. Paul's Cathedral from the side; David in front of our hotel.

The Elgin Marbles at the British Museum