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MY DAYS IN PHOTOS: OCTOBER 14 & 15
Here are the first two days of my month long escape from Los Angeles. Zeen and I try Malaysian food, walk Southbank, and take turns forcing the other one to theater and museums and back again. Enjoy!?

I have way too many photos to sort through to do a weekly photos post (for the weeks in my absence) so I’ll try to do my best sharing as much as possible from my iPhone collection.

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Playing an intense game of Risk on the flight over. I lost. 😦

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A surprising serving of bulgogi beef as the first in flight hot meal! I’ve always loved airline food.

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The fanciest airport bathroom at Heathrow

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We arrived and settled into the hotel by around 2:30. Plenty of time to wander around South Kensington and maybe slip into a museum.

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Royal Albert Hall

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I let Zach choose between V&A and Natural History, so we went for natty history.

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This picture really disturbs me – so I’ll leave it here with you! (Ostrich feet)

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Dodo! The foundation of their collection is from Sir Hans Sloane, a physician and collector. He had a bunch of birds that now are extinct. That history is interesting to me.

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I somehow forgot how gorgeous the interior of the building is. *woooww*

A photo posted by Sarah Waldorf (@sleepywaldo) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:09am PDT

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Matching hats

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Bein’ a happy girl

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A whole huge hall full of rocks and gems.

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Something about this little guy reminds me of Sufi

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Walking back up towards Hyde Park for a dusky romp ’round the greens

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Never seen bikes parked like this. I think there Imperial College is nearby, maybe these are dorms.

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Greens and grey skies, a favorite

A photo posted by Sarah Waldorf (@sleepywaldo) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:03am PDT

Who’s that gurlll

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I wish I brought some bread

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Notes tucked away behind the Peter Pan statue

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Tickled at these giant euro chocolate coins

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We were near Paddington and stumbled across this Malaysian restaurant. How could you not try that??? I’ve never had Malaysian food before!

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Beef rendang (which was so full of spices and savory deliciousness, seriously like nothing I’ve had before), a curry soup with noodles, and rice! GUHHH. I’m going to look up Malaysian food in LA.

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A wander around Embankment to complete the evening

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Zach hasn’t been to London before, so we had to do the walk up towards Big Ben and Parliament.

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All capped with a beer in the cute upstairs of a pub near Charing Cross

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And of course I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t have to get my hands on some salties.

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I used to eat so many of these onion rings. Which are SOOOO salty (make your face feel so bloated) but are delicious. And you’ll be SO smelly for like 2 days. Good stuff.

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The next morning we wandered to find wifi at a coffee/pastry chain

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It was blue and rainy, but we still wanted to sit outside.

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Nobody was dumb enough to sit outside with us – we’re just excited to feel chilly and sit al fresco

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Dog butts!

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Tube boy

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Wandering around Fleet Street

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And eventually past St. Paul’s

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And this weird column near St. Paul’s

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Goob

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Trying out this little iphone lens gifted to me last Christmas. It’s not bad!

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Usually not a huge fish eye fan, but something so small and gimmicky for your phone SHOULD be a gimmicky fish eye, ya dig

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We wander across Millenium bridge

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Zeen’s theater boy from within was rising up and bursting with joy to be at the Globe

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Unfortunately there’s not really performances this time of year, so we went for a tour. I’ve done this waay back with my parents in like 2008, so this was a nice refresher.

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Also learned that the Groundlings (an improv theater/group in LA) is named after the groundlings at Elizabethan theater. They stood on the ground. Paid a penny. Peed where they stood, and of course drank lots of beer.

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Plague rats for sale

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Mr. Shakes

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Now my turn to pick something! TATE MODERN, I choose you.

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Wandering through permanent collection and I’m refreshed by the amount of rotation these galleries seem to go through.

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Wagamama

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I feel like I remember the broth being richer? But hey – can’t complain when I want random ramen in a place I’m not too familiar with.

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The garlic lime shrimp was REALLY good though

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Then a walk down South Bank to Hayward

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I might be nuts, but I believe this artist showed some of these photographs at the Secession Building in Vienna back in like…2012.

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More wandering until finding this new bar open right near the theater on Southbank. I think it’s called Understudy? Let me yelp…yeh! Here it is. No reviews no nothing. I think it was brand brand new when we wandered in. They didn’t even have anything on tap. We had ginger beer and whiskey.

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After that we headed back towards Leicester Square to catch a last minute showing of The Scottsboro Boys. It was definitely a vibrant show, with loud messaging. I just felt it was slightly problematic because its message is ironically exactly what the producers/commercial bodies of theater are doing with this story. Profiting from the stories and traumas of black struggle, especially in a world where not much as changed for America. Meh. I’m still thinking about it, but I guess that says something.

/weird processing

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Then oysters!

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And hello from the bathroom of a neutral tiled restaurant.

That wraps up my first two days! (So much more to share! Whew)

Hope this format is okay!

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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