Day 6: Another Beautiful Day in London

Once again, the day was sunny and bright and warm in London! We started our day by visiting Shakespeare’s Globe. After that, the students had a free afternoon and evening. Some of us visited the Tower of London while others had different adventures in the city.

Our morning walk to the tube. Somehow Andrew is obviously a morning person!

Walking to the tube.

Waiting for the tube.

St. Paul’s Cathedral. I wish you could hear the bonging bells, very beautiful on this sunny, Sunday morning.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

The students on the steps of St. Paul’s.

A closer view of the students at St. Paul’s.

Looking back at St. Paul’s.

A view of the Thames from the Millenium Bridge.

A view of the Globe from the Millenium Bridge.

Tower Bridge in the distance.

Looking back towards St. Paul’s.

The students on the steps of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Dani and Tash pose. I don’t really know what else to say about this.

Dani, Tash, pose. Again, at a loss for words.

Katelyn and Derek.

Waiting for the tour of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Our guide explained how the new Globe was built from Elizabethan materials. There is goat hair in those walls!

A view from inside the theater.

Our guide tells us about what it was like to go to the theater in Elizabethan London. It sounds as if it was very smelly and not very clean!

A view of the stage in the Globe.

The ceiling of the Globe stage represents the heavens.

The roof of the Globe Theater is open. In Elizabethan times, this was necessary for lighting the theater.

The students learn about how interactive and exciting a Shakespearean play can be.

After touring the Globe, the students had a free afternoon and evening. Some of us went to the Tower of London.

Taking a break for lunch.

Ryan enjoys a seat and some lunch before we go into the Tower.

The Tower of London

We assembled for a guided tour of the Tower of London.

Our fantastic guide at the Tower of London: Yeoman Warder George. He spoke of intrigue, imprisonment,execution and torture. Yikes.

The Bloody Tower.

We heard a lot about torture and executions while at the Tower of London.

A view of Tower Bridge from the Tower of London.

The White Tower, circa 1100.

After touring the Tower of London, we headed back to the flats for a bit of a rest. Some of us went to see the show “Rock of Ages” (which was fantastic!!) and then out to dinner.

Although it was another very hot day, Dr. Firenze and Dr. Saraceno  have run out of pool sports.  They decided to rustle up a singlet and try their hand at some weight-lifting..

It looks as if carrying around a copy of “Great Expectations” all semester has really paid off!

Well, after another great day in London we are heading into our last full day. Tomorrow we have a free morning followed by a trip to The British Library. We will also hold our final class meeting  in a suitable  (and perhaps haunted) British Pub.

~ by Dr. Musa on May 27, 2012.

2 Responses to “Day 6: Another Beautiful Day in London”

  1. Firenze successfully completed his final lift, achieving full jerk mode here. As you can see, he only received a 3 for technique… which ironically also stands for L3, the lumbar vertebra that can no longer be found in Firenze’s back.

  2. BREAKING NEWS: For all those seeking to see Dr. Firenze, you’ll need to set your sights a bit lower. After his weight-lifting foray, he is now 3 ft. 6 in. tall.

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