A great highlight was the St. Mary Close Underground. An entertaining female guide ‘in costume’ and in deep Scottish accent, guided us through the underground labyrinth and back in time of 400 years ago. The lifestyle was totally unsanitary. The plague took its toll. The darkness was everywhere since so many people were crowded within tiny places within 12-14 storey apartment buildings.
A delicious evening meal of prawn curry and rice was prepared by Mark. Once again a football (soccer) game was enjoyed on the ‘tele’.
Some word trivia learned today: cardi – cardigan; nappies – diaper; wellies – rain boots (be careful not to say ‘willies’ since this will cause eyebrows to raise!!!); ‘gurrning’ – a group in Britain who simply get together to make funny faces – try it – we have and have thoroughly enjoyed this past time!!
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An interesting underground tour of Mary King's Close (1500's). The city as it was during the plague. Currently covered by dirt and newer buildings.