Exploring Victorian London

Once again we had a busy but exciting day in London. We began with a morning class where Sarah, Kim, Jordan, Austin and Stephanie presented their theses ideas and we had a great discussion.

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After a couple of hours, when we were all getting really hungry, we took the tube to London Bridge and walked across it to Borough Market. Although the Market cannot be compared to Canterbury Cathedral, it is equally hard to describe and pictures cannot really capture the amazing atmosphere. Below are some pictures from this part of our day.

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After we had eaten at the market (I am too ashamed to include a list of everything I ate, but I will say I wish I had found the grilled cheese stall before I ate the lamb and mint burger and the chocolate cake), we walked to Temple Garden for another hour or so of class.

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Chris, Elaine, Amanda and Amelia presented their theses ideas and we had another lively discussion (as lively as you can be after consuming everything from kangaroo burgers to wheatgrass smoothies). After that, we got back on the tube and headed to Monument to meet our guide, Paul. Paul took us on the “Darkest Victorian London” walk where he described what London was like during Victorian times. He did a wonderful job making this time period come alive for us and pointing out Victorian era structures around the Southwark region of London. Below are some pictures from our walk.

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After walking with Paul for a couple of hours, we ended up at “The George”, a pub and inn that was around for Chaucer, Shakespeare and Dickens! So, as you can see, it was a busy day and we are all tired (and some of us are still full).
Before we went our separate ways, Dr. Firenze and Dr. Saraceno revisited a theme that came up a couple of times during our class discussions today: the conflict that sometimes arises between the emotional brain and the logical brain. After discussing what modern media example might best illustrate the difference between these two brain areas, they agreed to boldly go where no man has gone before….

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Cheers from London!

~ by Dr. Musa on June 1, 2013.

2 Responses to “Exploring Victorian London”

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  2. You all know what happens to the guys wearing the red uniform, don’t you?

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