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25 October 2008 @ 01:44 pm
UK Vacation Day 12 - London, England  
Wednesday was a day to celebrate fandom! I got to indulge in mine in the morning, and Billy was able to bask in his in the evening. :)

My obsession came first. Earl’s Court, here we come!
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We took about a billion pictures inside and I wish I could share them all with you, but it would break the internet. So here are some highlights.

Here are the Doctor’s brown suit, coat, and trainers, as well as the TARDIS.
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Creepily, they had a projection of David Tennant’s face on the white dummy’s, warning us about the monsters we would encounter later in the exhibition. For someone as animated as him, it must have been truly challenging to hold his head that still as they were filming.

Rose! (Well, at least the clothes she wore in “New Earth”).
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“I’m here, I look a bit different but it’s me.” Boe was so cool! You could see all the mechanisms behind him that made him work.
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Anyone got any vinegar?
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Look, it’s the Powell Estate. Government funded housing isn’t very spacious, is it?
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The Doctor’s old man face from “The Sound of Drums,” and “Last of the Time Lords.”
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Some very odd Ood with a section of Sanctuary Base.
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“Maximum defense mode master!”
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“The Idiot’s Lantern” is one of my favorite episodes ever.
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The Cybercontroller moved and talked. He decided that we were not compatible and needed to be deleted.
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I was VERY careful not to blink.
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The Dalek section was awesome. They move and shoot lasers and insist on protecting the Genesis Ark.
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Unfortunately for me though, when they’re finished their little show the room is filled with the gorgeous and yet intensely sad tones of Murray Gold’s “Doomsday,” which still has the power to bring me to tears. I stood there for a minute, just listening and trying not to burst into tears in front of all the moms and kids in the room. I wasn’t the only one there who’d grown a bit solemn though.
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Davros comes out in all of his malevolent glory once the music stops playing. He wiggles his mechanical fingers evilly and cackles at his supposedly imminent victory.
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After exiting the exhibition and spending WAY too much money in the gift shop, we wandered around the city to do a bit more sight seeing.

I found this sign particularly amusing, especially considering where we'd just come from.
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Look a baby TARDIS!
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We walked through Hyde Park and saw the Serpentine. (It was much bigger than I’d imagined)
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We saw the Marble Arch
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and Piccadilly Circus
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That evening we had front row tickets to see Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre. This is where Billy's obsession comes in. Phantom is his favorite musical and he knows all the words by heart.
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I have no words for how incredible that performance was. My husband and I were both in tears by the end (although Billy insists there was something in his eye).

previous two days ~ next day
 
 
Current Location: London, england
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
 
 
 
togetheragain21 on October 25th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
Cool photo's.After you telling me about this experience the other day ,it's so nice to finally see the pictures of it.


I've so got to go to that exhibition some time.Yes,that's what I am going to do with my next bit of free time.

Tearing up at the doomsday theme i'm so the with you on that one.I started watching the fan-generated video's on youtube for awhile for that episode and everytime I had to try to stop from myself from tearing up.


It was very nice to meet you and I wish both of you a safe journey home.Probably won't be in contact or have access to the internet for a week from now on as I will be in Cyprus tomorrow.

Michelle
svanderslice: DW - Rose Scarf Smilesvanderslice on October 25th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked the photos and I really hope you get a chance to see the exhibition. I'm not sure it going to be there much longer though.

I really enjoyed meeting you too and I'm so glad we did. Have fun in Cyprus!
togetheragain21 on October 25th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Really,it might not be there for much longer,that is a shame.

Although there is a lot of conventions popping up from time to time so if I don't get to see the exhibition I willtry to go to one of those instead.

I will have fun,will try and send or posted some pics on my LJ account if I can ever work out how to!

Theres meant to be a safari that you can take and see the temples of Aphrodite.I really want to see this.


hezmanagirl: Tardishezmanagirl on October 25th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I just wish the exhibition would still be there next year when I get to return to the UK. *sigh*

You saw Phantom in the very same place I saw it seven years ago! I loved it so much I really want my husband to see it in a proper theatre and not just the DVD.

I'm getting lots of ideas of where we should go so - Thank you! I'm so glad you're having a blast.
(Anonymous) on October 26th, 2008 01:45 pm (UTC)
COOL vacation
Hi, I'm Tammy. I know Amy from Crochetville, she linked us to this. I am sooooo jealous. I love Dr. Who! You are one lucky girl! I've also wanted to go to England my entire life!!! I bookmarked your blog, cuz I will be back to visit. Do you know where you friend got the Adipose pattern? I'd love to make one...