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Rahil in the United Kingdom

Rahil arrived in London during the early afternoon of July 9th and sportingly undertook a whirlwind tour of London (Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Trafalgar Square) before visiting Stonehenge and Avebury the following day, arriving in Oxford that night.

Highlights included visits to the fabulous hands-on Pitt Rivers Museum, with its dinosaurs and collection of shrunken heads, playing chess and navigating a hedge maze at Blenheim Palace, punting with friends, and sampling candies at Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, an amazing confectionery.

To view Rahil being downright weird while on the Blenheim Palace train, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-La2n0U4L78.

To see him perform his own version of silly walks, ending in front of the Oxford Science Museum's banner for its current 'Eccentricities' exhibit, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1dbv0Niaf0
Outside Buckingham Palace
Outside Buckingham Palace
Awaiting the London Eye ride
Awaiting the London Eye ride
On board the London Eye
On board the London Eye
Trafalgar Square.  Countdown to the Olympics!
Trafalgar Square. Countdown to the Olympics!
Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Ship in a bottle
Ship in a bottle
Living wall at Trafalgar Square, meant to recreate recreate Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses
Living wall at Trafalgar Square, meant to recreate recreate Van Gogh’s "A Wheatfield, with Cypresses"
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
With Dad at Stonehenge
With Dad at Stonehenge
Atop one of the many local stones
Atop one of the many local stones
Exploring the nearby pasture
Exploring the nearby pasture
Below a barn swallow nest in Avebury
Below a barn swallow nest in Avebury
Lunch at the Red Lion in Avebury
Lunch at the Red Lion in Avebury
Avebury tourist office
Avebury tourist office
Investigating a flock among the Avebury henge
Investigating a flock among the Avebury henge
The Avebury stones are touchable
The Avebury stones are touchable
Atop Avebury henge
Atop Avebury henge
Panoramic view of the Avebury henge
Panoramic view of the Avebury henge
In Oxford.  That's a cab bearing a Science Museum advertisement
In Oxford. That's a cab bearing a Science Museum advertisement
Pretending to dial Delhi
Pretending to dial Delhi
Outside the old debtor's prison in Oxford
Outside the old debtor's prison in Oxford
Malmaison Hotel in Oxford, where we stayed
Malmaison Hotel in Oxford, where we stayed
Funky old VW van
Funky old VW van
The Malmaison Hotel used to be a prison!
The Malmaison Hotel used to be a prison!
Exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum
Exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum
Fellow Fox
Fellow Fox
Who's fiercer?
Who's fiercer?
T-Rex reconstruction at the Pitt Rivers Museum
T-Rex reconstruction at the Pitt Rivers Museum
Orbicular granite 2.7 billion years old
Orbicular granite 2.7 billion years old
Iron pyrite
Iron pyrite
The shrunken head exhibit at Pitt Rivers
The shrunken head exhibit at Pitt Rivers
An exhibition of tree roots at Pitt Rivers
An exhibition of tree roots at Pitt Rivers
Visiting the Bodleian Library
Visiting the Bodleian Library
Taking the Oxford city bus tour
Taking the Oxford city bus tour
Logic Lane
Logic Lane
Lunch at Yo! Sushi
Lunch at Yo! Sushi
Lollipop land
Lollipop land
In Magdellen College
In Magdellen College
Punting!
Punting!
Mark Wallinger sculpture
Mark Wallinger sculpture
True grit
True grit
A visit to Blenheim Palace
A visit to Blenheim Palace
Fun with Dad
Fun with Dad
Fun without Dad
Fun without Dad
Ridin' the Blenheim Palace express
Ridin' the Blenheim Palace express
Strolling through the butterfly conservatory
Strolling through the butterfly conservatory
Tackling the Blenheim Palace hedge maze
Tackling the Blenheim Palace hedge maze
Big chess
Big chess
Blenheim Palace lake
Blenheim Palace lake
Scholar of moral philosophy
Scholar of moral philosophy
Just running around!
Just running around!
Frisbee.
Frisbee.
More fun with Dad
More fun with Dad
Inside Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
Inside Mr. Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe
OMG!
OMG!
In the Ashmolean Museum.  The mummies weren't on display.
In the Ashmolean Museum. The mummies weren't on display.
More Oxford
More Oxford
Mistaken for a trash can
Mistaken for a trash can
Flying to New York!
Flying to New York!