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Friday, Jan. 5 Coming back from Westminster Abbey we'll see the exterior of the Houses of Parliament and then straight to the Wallace Collection.

An architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history - the Confessor's Shrine, the tombs of Kings and Queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other Royal occasions. The Wallace Collection is both a national museum and the finest private collection of art ever assembled by one family. It was bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, widow of Sir Richard Wallace, in 1897, and opened to the public just over three years later on 22 June 1900.

Sunday, Jan. 7: All day spent at the Tate Modern.

Bankside Power Station has been transformed into Tate Modern by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. The former Turbine Hall, running the whole length of the vast building, now marks a breathtaking entrance to the gallery. From here visitors are swept up by escalator through two floors featuring a café, shop and auditorium to three levels of galleries.

Monday, Jan. 8: Take the train to Salisbury and then the bus to Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral in the city of Salisbury. Required Viewing: [26-32, 19-38, 29-29, 1-21, 16-39, 16-41]

Required Viewing

Live Impression of the British Library: The BedFord Houfs John Duke of Bedford, Paris 1423. One of the most decorated Illuminations of that time. He was the younger brother of King Henry V. Depicts 1200 scenes from the bible in EXTREME detail. Later he became the regent of France by Henry VI.


Live Impression of Tate Modern: Marlon By Andy Warhol, 1966.

The brown canvas/rough cloth gives the piece an old nostalgic feel. Printed with the rough black screen ink, Marlon looks to be an artificial reproduction or newsprint. It is interesting that he choose this perticular screen, becaue this is one that looks overly produced.