We had a nine-hour layover, so we went downtown on the wonderful train,
and discovered that the whole downtown is served by three free bus lines.
The first thing we saw when we got off the first bus was this listing of
at the library theatre company (it's not just in London that this country
is the home of live theatre). Here's the library itself
, a wonderful building with a stunning reading room under the central dome.
Here's a pub we liked the look of
, and this is Chinatown, with the gate in the middle
, just up the street. We loved the city hall too
and the park by the bus station
with sculptures of what seemed to be halfway between clouds
and a tree, and the super
fountain, and back to the railway