Saturday, November 26

Lunch at the British Museum

I thought that a museum would be a pretty odd place to meet a few friends over lunch; not in a bad way, but it's not like we'd have dinner in a zoo either. I was curious though especially since I had never visited the British Museum before.

Thankfully I arrived a good 40 minutes early. Now most of you know how I hate running late (whether it's me or someone else), but these 40 minutes gave me a chance to have a quick look over on the place - since salaat times are short now it would have been difficult to wander around after lunch itself.

Personally I preferred it to places like the Natural History Museum and even its sister the Science Museum (which had and always will be a childhood favourite, if only for the periscope). There's something about real history and witnessing objects from a time long ago that's almost romantic for me. To be in the presence of something that old kinda links us to the same people that built it.

Anyway, there are a few random piccies on Flickr anyway.

Lunch itself was great, again with my "mature" friends. And I honestly mean that as an endearment - at times I feel that I only have friends younger (and sillier) than I am (which is great btw), and having access to an equally wonderful bunch of people who I can instead talk about religion, politics, other boring stuff while also having a laugh in other ways brings a certain balance and completeness to my social circle.

Pretty lucky, that.

3 comments:

  1. >> I thought that a museum would be a pretty odd place to meet a few friends over lunch;

    We're thinking of having a work do at London Zoo!

    >> since I had never visited the British Museum before.


    WHAT?! But...but...but...you grew up in London!

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  2. Its sad really

    The British Museum rox
    i love going there

    Ive never had lunch there tho, what a jolly good idea!!!

    They have an Islamic Art exhib did you see it?

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  3. I love museums and galleries and cuch stuff...

    Some desis have never visited such a place in their life... weirdness.

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