That’s right, I was there, at the Prime Meridian of the World. I stepped on it. It was pretty cool, I don’t think my entire life is going to change because of it, but we’ll see. We were in Greenwich. At the Prime Meridian, was the Royal Observatory, the Flamsteed house which was built for the Astronomer Royal in the late 17th century. There was also a camera obscurer which is a mirror system that magnifies the view. We could see people running on the street from on a high hill (sorry I don’t have the exact height, but I climbed it and was winded-you get the idea). At the bottom of the hill was the house that Queen Mary lived in.
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
how does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle-shells
And pretty maids all in a row
Yep, that Mary. We went into The Painted Hall, which was her cafeteria of sorts, and it was phenomenal. Everything but the floor and the windows was painted. Some of it looked 3-D but it wasn’t. There was even a painted window in a place where a window should have been, had the building been made symmetrical. It was amazing. We were all blown away.
Moving on from that history lesson, I saw a show last night, Avenue Q. It was basically a perversion of Sesame Street. There were puppets and actors, foul language and lots of making fun of Americans. It was pretty funny. I cracked up a few times and recommend it to anyone who can handle a little rude, sarcastic and honest humor. There were multiple actors playing several puppets and they were just gifted in their voice overs. I was impressed and you would be too :).
A few things I have seen recently include: two shepherd dogs jumping 6 feet in the air but all I saw was their heads coming up over a wall of bricks. And they were doing it over and over. It was pretty cute. I saw two cabbies fighting from their steering wheels. That was kind of funny too. They just drove their separate ways. I’ve seen lots of dog poop along the sidewalks. Apparently, there is no such thing as picking it up. People have definitely stepped in it. I saw a little girl pick her nose and eat it. I guess you see that anywhere in the world. Humans must have an innate precondition to do this, not that I ever did it. Today, behind the previously mentioned cafeteria and chapel we saw a movie being set up. Supposedly it is Wolfman with Anthony Hopkins. That was neat! Lots of carriages and lights and equipment.
I booked my flight to Ireland recently and am going with a good group of people. I’m really excited!!! I don’t know where I’ll go besides Dublin, so if anyone has any recommendations, please do tell. I’m going to Berlin for 8 days starting on my birthday which will be neato. So I’m going to two countries in my heritage, which is pretty awesome and I feel very lucky that I can do so (Thanks parentals).
More later! Ciao!