OXFORD AND WARWICK
So we walked through the gardens, over the bridge and there was no line at the d'Orsay (none of this pay extra silly business...not if you get there early enough). I do say I rather like this place as there are statues (my favourite) and some super famous paintings and a shiny ballroom (see left) and some over the top cafe's we didn't stop at though there is a grab a coffee and sweetie bar on the lower level. This was way better than the Louvre...just sayin. Don't be wasting your precious time at the Louvre when you can see the great stuff in here.
Then we grabbed the Metro and headed to the stop for Sacré-Cœur but alas it was closed. We got off at the next stop but without a map or phone we had no idea where to go. Luckily this little church place is on top of a very high hill so we just headed up every street that continued up (I think we went up the backside). We found 120 stairs and up we went. Did I mention it was like +26C out there so we were hot and bothered by the time we got to the tippy top.
We went in, wandered about and then decided we were either going with sunstroke or low blood sugar from the climb. Feeling about to pass out we found a giant Cola Slurpee thingy coming in at about 1 million calories. That went down in seconds and we ventured onwards. It was getting late and the sun sets early in October. That means when you finally reach the Awful Tower (looking rather splendid) you get views like this. Am I an awesome photographer or what? We didn't go up but rather just enjoyed the view and wandered around at the base of it and down the river. That was our day...not bad eh?