London Day Three


I spent most of my day at the British Museum, which is easily done since it is a massive, massive labyrinth of a building. Quite often I thought I wouldn't be able to find my way out in a pinch, but of course there was no reason to have a quick escape route mentally mapped out. My sister is here for her studies, so I spend much of my days alone (as I did on this day) and since I didn't take my tripod to the museum, I snapped these pictures quite quickly while my camera was balanced on a bench. With so many tourists around snapping pictures like mad, no one seems to notice the lonesome traveler taking a few self-indulgent shots of themselves.
The museum was slightly overwhelming in its enormity and the vast scope of subjects, so I tried to focus on patterns and details I saw throughout that intrigued me. I think a lot of these photographs will be great inspiration for line drawings of the sort I like to do.









I must state as well that there are so many stylish tourists over here! Quite often I find myself admiring what other people in the museums around me are wearing as much as the items on display. If I get up the courage I might even approach some and do a street fashion post--so wish me luck on that!
Outfit details:
secondhand scarf (in hair)
UO dress & flats
Deux Lux purse

CONVERSATION

35 comments:

  1. How long are you in the UK for? I secretly hope I'll spot you whilst I'm out in London :] really love your simple black dress, btw.

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  2. I looove the british museum!
    Your hair looks great in the pictures


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  3. Definitely do some street style! I might even recognise some of the people :P

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  4. When I visited the British Museum, I just happened to walk into it by chance and I saw the display for the Rosetta Stone. It was an awesomely memorable surprise (because I'm so nerdy).

    You should totally visit Picadilly Circus. It's a nice contrast of common street markets and classy theatres. Great area to just walk around and soak in the ambience.

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  5. awesome pics -and- I love your bag :D

    xx
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.blogspot.com

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  6. Oooh, nice photos of those pretty patterns! I like to hear about the things you are/will be doing in London as I'm studying abroad there starting September! I'm really curious how you packed? Maybe you could do like a packing/remix post or something! I can't bring much at all and need to find a way to make my clothes LAST for 5 months...! Winter clothes included!.

    Gah...

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  7. These photos are all so beautiful! I really need to get to Europe someday soon. I love the scarf in your hair. It's such a lovely way to spruce up a black dress. : )

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  8. Sweeeeet look!

    Marika
    By the way, don't forget to check out my new project! - The Fashion Passion

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  9. THanks for sharing these pics of patterns!! I love them!

    That's such a good idea for cool pictures to take when travelling.

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  10. I would so love it if you did a street fashion post! I really love your simple black dress, it seems perfect for traveling!

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  11. Glad your enjoying England. The museum is amazing, isn't it? Daisy Dayz Home

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  12. I LOVE the British Museum! I felt like I was meeting celebrities when I saw the paintings I'd studied at University. We were first in line in the morning and had over an hour of relatively low crowds before the throngs descended. I’m really enjoying your posts, photos, etc. Thank you!

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  13. That Assyrian corridor is my favourite part of the whole British Museum! It's definitely an overwhelming place - it took me three or four visits before I understood the layout!

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  14. A street fashion post would be amazing. I got approached by a girl in Brick Lane on Friday and she was taking pictures for a vogue competition, that sounded pretty cool. Good luck with it! I should imagine most people would be flattered so you should be fine :) x

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  15. it looks like an amazing museum - I look forward to eventually visiting london.

    As for the streetstyle? Totally do it!

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  16. Ooh I really hope you do a street fashion post! That would be really fun to see. Also your outfit is so simple but so nice. That dress must be really good when traveling. :)

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  17. oh a street fashion post would be awesome! I'd imagine that tourists would be more willing to have their picture taken as compared to locals, and might even enjoy it more (they are there to experience something new, aren't they?). Good luck!!

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  18. Wow! The patterns do look very similar to what you doodle. I love this post, very inspirational. The other day I went shopping with my family and I had to take photos out it public. Being in Georgia makes it even worse because this state is full of cavemen that act like they've never seen a person take pictures, much less a camera :).

    xo
    Lyndsey

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  19. You're right, the British Museum is pretty overwhelming (I haven't been there for years!)I love all the patterns you photographed. London seems to attract all the stylish people which is awesome, I'd love to see some street style photos but I'm too shy to ask people...

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  20. Isn't it crazy all the things the Brits...er...borrowed? from all over the globe!? It's a great museum but it is much to much to take in all at once.

    Good luck with the street style thing. It's a little nerve wrecking approaching people but will be worth it!

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  21. I would love to go to that museum. I would get so inspired there with my art.
    I definitely think you should do the street style. I would love to see what a lot of people where over there, and if it is any different from here.

    http://quieteyeshaley.blogspot.com/

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  22. I do hope you do some street style posts. I always love knowing what other people in the world are wearing!

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  23. That would be so cool if you did street style posts.

    I love the pictures you took. So pretty.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  24. That's maybe the only bad thing of been alone, someone has to take pictures of you in there. But I can see that yu enjoy it, you took your time, with your music..that's perfect. I wish I could travel alone, but I always travel with someone, I still don't have the oportunity.

    kisses, and keep enjoying London :)

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  25. It's so strange to read these posts, as I JUST came back from the UK last week. I guess I'm prolonging my stay through you.
    Also, the British Museum was evacuated while I was visiting! The alarm's unsettling; you don't know who you are after a few minutes of immersion in that sound...

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  26. Ooh, I'd love to see your skills as an informal tourist street style photographer! ;) I bet those photos would rock.

    I love all of these patterns and textures in the photos. Museums are just the most inspiring places ever.

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  27. Great snaps! I only ever go to the British Museum to eat my sandwiches in the big white hall bit - I should really take a look at the exhibits one day...

    Ooh a couple more tips while I remember:
    - the Geffrye Museum is a really delightful place, with a series of sitting rooms through the ages from 1600 to the 1950s - highly recommended!
    - Shoreditch is where all the cool kids hang out, all hoping someone will take their picture! Go to Brick Lane for a curry, and keep walking and you'll find lots of vintage clothing shops.

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  28. London is such a delight ! Make sure you visit the V&A museum !

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  29. Great shoes!! And great dress!

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  30. The Brits are super stylish, it's so great to see. The museum looks super fun times.

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  31. A street style post would be so fun, but I do imagine working up the confidence to ask random passersby if you could take their picture would be difficult, so good luck! And these photos are, as always, gorgeous. You seem to be having such a fun time!

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  32. you are so brave to take self indulgent photos in a place as busy as the BM. i would be way too shy. i love your little shoes.

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