A little more about Salisbury later. I need to catch you up on yesterday!
Yesterday we went to the Museum of London. The exhibits in the museum document the history of London back to prehistoric times.
|Ancient Roman Wall outside of the Museum|
We were able to see artifacts dating back before the Roman occupation of Britain and the remains of the Roman Wall that was once built around the city. There were exhibits of early books, dioramas showing how people used
|Early Books Containing Writings of Sir. Thomas More|
Our next stop was St. Paul's Cathedral. St. Paul's is actually the fifth cathedral that has stood on this site since 604 A.D.
|St. Paul's from the Side|
|St. Paul's from the Front|
Today our first stop before Salisbury was the mysterious Stonehenge. It is estimated that Stonehenge was built in 3100 B.C. It was built in three stages. The first stage would have seen the building of the ditch and bank around the site. The second stage was the arrival of the smaller bluestones, there are 82 of them in all.
|Zane posing with Stonehenge|
We still do not know the true purpose of Stonehenge. It could be that each group to utilize the stones had a different purpose but it is probably a mystery that will remain for the foreseeable future (unless someone invents a time machine and we are able to travel back to 3100B.C. and ask :).
Our final stop today was the Salisbury Cathedral. The building of this cathedral began in 1220 and was completed in just 38 years. Not only is
|Our Blue Badge Guide, Sean|
After visiting the cathedral, we walked around the quaint town of Salisbury, had lunch, took a look around the street market, and had a pint in the Lazy Cow pub. This lead to, probably, the most important lesson I have learn since my time began here in London...dont drink a pint of beer before a 2 and a half hour bus ride!!!
|Pints at the Lazy Cow Pub|