New and…New

Just a quick offering from our first night of our UK trip.  Which was spent in London, since that was the easiest (and most reasonable) way to get into the UK from Germany, with the added benefit of…

We’ve never been to London.

So we walked down the street from our hotel, which was just down the street from the Kings Cross railway station for a quick checking of the scene.

Even though all of the businesses (save the pubs and restaurants) were closed, we could still look around.  And here was the view of something new.  And something new.

In the foreground, the modern architecture is the facade of the British Library.

Home of the Magna Carta, as well as an actual Gutenberg Bible (accompanied with an original [fill your name in the blank] Indulgence from the 15th century), originally penned works by Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Mozart and absolutely amazing original cartography from the 17th century with surprising detail of the west coast of North and South America.

Think about that.

In the background in the structure of the St Pancras railway station.  Originally built in the 1868, but completely restored in the 2000’s to suit the original design.

Both lit beautifully by the setting sun.

British Library and St Pancras

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