To backtrack a bit, the Pompeii exhibit yesterday (at the British Museum) was pretty amazing. I just got a few photos before I realized that photography was not allowed.
Also amazing is the fact that I left my backpack at a cafe table and realized it was gone after strolling through the exhibit for 30 minutes. I gasped, hurried out to the Grand Hall where I had been sitting and looked around for the bag. A couple of brits who looked and sounded like Hollywood casting for a couple of Cockney characters in an Oliver Twist movie were sitting on the floor and said “Lookin’ fah a bag?” “Security took it. You can get it at the Information desk.” It was there.
New Rule: the bag is never disconnected from the body.
|The British Museum Grand Hall. The Pompeii exhibit is in the circular structure. The surrounding wings contain the permanent exhibits from Egypt, Syria, Greece, and who knows what else.|
|Robin reads about a fresco.|
|You’ve probably seen photos of this dog before. It was easy to imagine the horror of that day.|
|A guard dog mosaic.|
|Leaving the British Museum at closing time.|