Extra-Walk to Royal Albert Hall with dinner in Elgar Room then Beethoven

Put on my best duds and walked a few blocks to the Royal Albert Hall. The Natural History Museum. 


This is a very nice section of London. 


Albert Statue or altar?



Royal Albert Hall.

Dinner in the Elgar Room with Jimi. 


Venue beyond words. My seat view. 


There was a Mozart and Strauss pieces of orchestral music with SINGING. It was fortunate the most beautiful soprano in opera came out incredible clothes and sang her operatic heart out. Whew. Finale was Beethoven’s 7th symphony. The conductor was phenomenal. Home tomorrow. Peace out Tres

Day 19-London Calling-Kew Gardens

Easy roll out and good spartan hostel breakfast of hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, cheese, muesli, toast, orange marmalade and brown toast. Maybe not so spartan after all. I am on the cyclist’s food plan. First stop, all time favorite of both of the Smiths, Royal Botanical Garden or Kew Gardens. There was a big installation of Chihuly glass that would be illuminated at night for special shows. It was amazing. Lots of pictures so bear with me.




Entrance to the 1800’s ice house. 


The hive by a famous artist. Really cool. 


Flowers


Lily pond. 


Rock garden, structures and more flowers. 


Went to two galleries in Kew. Just amazing with glass and botanical art. 


Went to the temperate house and saw all the big Chihuly glass and all kinds of plants including carnivorous plants. 


I missed seeing Big Ben and the riverside view of Parliament so after quick lunch I went to Westminster. Got the photo of Parliament and not of Big Ben scaffolded for repair but what a zoo compared to yesterday. 


Royal Albert Hall for dinner and Beethoven. Peace out Tres