A Rock Wall

Well, I guess it was bound to happen.  I succumbed to fatigue and today became a day to rest.

This morning,  we were supposed to journey out to Hampton Court.  We had our train tickets and went down to Waterloo Station. We arrived a bit early and while waiting for our train it was announced that several trains were being delayed due to an accident at the Wimbledon station. We subsequently learned someone had been struck by a train. Eventually our train was canceled since it goes through that station. This morning when I woke I was not feeling well but, I couldn’t say what was wrong. Very tired and not able to concentrate. In fact coming down from breakfast, Christina said, ” Are you okay?”

Since we couldn’t make it to Hampton Court Christina decided we could flip today and Wednesday.  So, after getting a refund on the tickets, we headed off to have class at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The class discussed the  last play we saw and then we took them on a tour of the theatre exhibition and the historic fashion exhibitions.  I got a few more pictures. See below.

After that, I wanted to return briefly to Harrod’s to pick up a gift and the  we returned to our rooms by 1 pm. I have spent the rest of the day in bed and feel better so, hopefully, I will be able to stand for almost three hours tomorrow to watch Julius Caesar at the Globe Theatre.

 

This is the lovely courtyard of the V & A Museum. We met class here today.

This is the lovely courtyard of the V & A Museum. We met class here today.

Hydrangea bushes run along two walls of the courtyard.

Hydrangea bushes run along two walls of the courtyard.

Flowers around the edges of the courtyard.

Flowers around the edges of the courtyard.

These are costumes from the Theatre exhibition. The black dress (center) was worn by Maggie Smith as Lady Bracknell. The red dress on the right was worn by Vivien Leigh and I forgot which production.

These are costumes from the theatre exhibition. The black dress (center) was worn by Maggie Smith as Lady Bracknell. The red dress on the right was worn by Vivien Leigh and I forgot which production.

Damage to the exterior of the V & A during the bombing of London duri g WW II.

Damage to the exterior of the V & A during the bombing of London during WW II.

The earthy red building is Harrod's on Brompton Rd.

The earthy red building is Harrod’s on Brompton Rd.