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London is probably one of my favorite cities on earth (tied with Dublin).

I was lucky enough to travel there recently for inspiration on a series of novels I’m working on. Which, is rather funny since the series has nothing at ALL to do with London or its history.

However, London inspires, no matter what project you are currently invested in. Also, the series does have a little museum fodder going on in the backdrop, so that was an excuse as much as any for this trip, as London has some of the best museums in the world.

Therefore I devoted my time to visiting every museum I could get to: Tate, Tate Modern, National Gallery of Art, British Museum, Geffrye Museum, Somerset House, Museum of London, Museum of Natural History, National Portrait Gallery, Sir John Sloane’s Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wallace Collection. I absolutely love museums, if you couldn’t already tell.

I also went to the British Library and sat, admiring their amazing (and ancient) collection of books, enclosed in a tower of glass in the center of the library. For a moment I pondered moving to London to get a job there so I could have a chance to walk through those little corridors and look upon a collection that contains priceless works such as the Gutenberg Bible and Malory’s Arthurian manuscript.

Then I got accosted by a very strange English Professor. But that’s a story for another time.

Happy New Years Eve!

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