Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral viewed from outside of the Globe Theatre.
Handel’s Museum in London. Went on a random day when I was in London. Handel was a German composer but moved to England and lived here for a long time (’til his death actually). He composed his famous piece Messiah here.
A snap shot of our art history field studies at the British Museum. Here we’re looking at the fragments from the freize of the Greek Parthenon (yup. The Brits some decades ago brought the whole thing here from Greece). For art history courses, we went to major museums and art galleries in London (The National Gallery in London is one that I went almost every time I was in London. It was truly fantastic!) and Edinburgh to look at the originals that we studied in class. It was one aspect of studying in England that I truly enjoyed. Our art history prof was also a great story teller which made art history more fascinating that it already is.
“Jack the Ripper” tour of East London. It was part of our British Studies & again, I had to write a paper on the transformation of the setting of the Victorian thriller (the murders actually took place & the whole story became fictionalized later on) over the centuries/decades. & Yes we did go to the places where the dead bodies of the “Ripper’s” victims were found. It was indeed a bit creepy.
The past is gone with time but the future is blooming – all the new modern high rise, financial buildings, & young generations here in the previously notorious part of the city.