By Kirra Rohan
Part One- England
We started off flying from New York to Heathrow in London, England. From the moment we landed, my camera was snapping. Following are some of my favorite sites and photos from this leg of my trip.
London, England. One of the first things I saw when we were walking around was this lovely phone booth, a worldwide symbol of English culture. This phone booth is even more special because it is supposedly on the site of the phone booth that serves as the visitor’s entrance to the Ministry of Magic.
We found out that we were going to be taking the Tube everywhere we went. Now, where I live there isn’t any form of public transportation. I was familiar with the French Metro and the German U-Bahn from my travels last summer, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Tube. It ended up being my favorite form of public transportation. Easy to understand!
The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, a scene that people come from all over the world to see. However, my favorite part was the hats. Did you know that guards have fainted before because the hats are lined with fur, and in the summer they can become so tight around they head they cut off circulation? Luckily that didn’t happen while we were there!
Another classic symbol of London, this is Big Ben. Found at the north end of the Palace of Westminster, it’s actually a lot smaller than I thought it would be. It’s still a beautiful example of the architecture that can be found in London, however.
Now, this is probably my favorite museum of all time, The Imperial War Museum. It holds one of the best Holocaust exhibits in the world. I didn’t get much time here because my teacher and I got lost, but what time I did manage to spend here was amazing. Though it isn’t nearly as famous as the British Museum, I found it more interesting, just because I’m a war kind of girl. I would definitely suggest going here if you ever travel to London, even if you have only the slightest interest in war!
So, this picture is somewhat of a lie. Unfortunately, we did not get to see Much Ado About Nothing, even though I begged and pleaded with every single person I could find. (Same thing happened with the Doctor Who Experience, but that’s another story.) We DID get to see a show in London though- Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal in Haymarket. My biggest problem with the show was that there was no air conditioning in the theatre, so by the time the show finished everyone was sweaty and gross smelling. It did lend for a wonderful last evening in London though.
So there you have it- my favorite things from London, England. There were so many other things I loved- the Tower of London, the British Museum, and just walking down the streets of London- but these were some of my favorite photos and places. From here we took the Chunnel to Paris, France, which is where the next part of this series will take place! This is Kirra Rohan, and it’s been nice traveling with you.
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