Saturday, December 13, 2008

Goodbye London Town

Finals are finished and my time in London is coming to an end. Sad day. So here is a list of some of the things I'll miss about London and what I look forward to when I come back home.

What I'll Miss...
British Accents
Going wherever I want on the tube
Percy Pigs
Cute Sweet Shops
The Thames
Movies in the classroom
Kensington Gardens
Whitechapel Ward
London walks
Art Museums
Going to shows every week
The view from the National Gallery
Big Ben!

What I look forward to being home...
real hamburgers
Mexican food
Toilets that flush
One faucet on the sinks
clean mountain air
being in car
my family!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Walk Among the Scholars

Schools of Thought
1. Socialism
2. Classical
3. Pre-Raphaelite
4. School of Art
5. Darwinism
6. University of London
7. Peaceful Resistance
8. British Library

The walk among the scholars seemed a rather boring walk as far as sight seeing goes, but when I began thinking about all the studying and new ideas that originated in such concentration from these blocks, the lack of “sights” became nothing to me. I walked amazed and inspired by the studious endeavors of past and present students. Britain has held scholarly renown for quite some time and it is no wonder considering the works of Newton, Darwin, Rossetti, and Dickens which cover the bases of human ingenuity in science and art. The pictures and captions listed above are only a sample of the scholarly work in that neighborhood and an even smaller sample of London’s contributions to science and art. This semester, I’ve been walking in the footsteps of giants.