Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lovely London

In the past 5 days we have seen many different parts of London- tourist spots and sights out of the city. First up was a tour of the Globe Theater, Borough Market, and the Tate Modern. Like I said, a variety of things all at once. The Globe was interesting especially since our tour guide looked like this...

The most exciting part of the tour was when we walked in the Globe and there were actors rehearsing. One of them looked very familiar to all of us and we finally placed who he was. Geoffrey from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will be acting in one of the Shakespeare plays we see!

Borough Market was crazy! It was so crowded and had every sort of food you could want. Meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, chocolate, cheese of every kind, and even drinks! Luckily for us, almost every stand has samples so we had a great time wandering around trying everything.

Yellow Plums!

Taking a break in a little cafe

Decorated chocolate! We were afraid to eat it.

Last up for the day was the Tate Modern. I really don't understand modern art so Meisha and I ended up walking around the museum laughing hysterically at what a canvas of circles was suppose to be.

On Monday we went to the Tower of London. That place is huge and has so much history involved that it can be very overwhelming. From dungeons to crown jewels to armory it has everything a royal family would need.

Tuesday was one of my favorite days so far. We had the chance to go to the London Temple and spend the day. Unfortunately, our bus wasn't scheduled correctly so we had to take a train and then taxi's to get there but it was definitely worth it. The day was beautiful and the sun was shining the whole time.

We ended the night seeing an amazing play called War Horse about the bond between a boy and his horse. The horse is sold into the army and the boy joins the forces just to bring his horse home.

I realize this blog post is getting quite long but if you hang in with me for a wee bit longer I am almost finished with my update. Today I went on a bus tour that our professors had given us tickets for. We went all over London. Even though we had already seen most of what was on the tour it was nice to see it from a bus and not walking all over the place. The bus ride also included a ferry boat ride so it made for a fun day!

Trafalgar Square

Abraham Lincoln outside of Westminster Abbey

We love Big Ben!

 Liz and I on the bus

St. Paul's Cathedral

The London bridge

London really is beautiful

We ended the night walking around Convent Garden looking at shops and listening to live music

Sorry for such a long post. Hopefully you made it to here without being completely bored. I will try to update more often so they can be shorter. As for right now I learn more and more everyday of how lovely London really is.
Until next time...

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