If you have ever read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, try to recall the scene in which Lizzy has her first glimpses of Pemberley. (Never encountered or attempted the above? A quick search on the Web for ‘Chapter 43‘ will do the trick.) Now place yourself in Lizzy’s shoes to behold:
Is that a palace at a distance? Yes.
Is that a bridge on the left?…Continue
Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments
I’ve been in the UK for more than two weeks now and I haven’t blogged much about one of the most awesome things here: FREE (for the most part) ADMISSION into museums. I’ve been to a few of free museums in Oxford alone: the Ashmolean (gigantic; I’m close to a working week’s time to get through it all); Oxford University Museum of Natural History (You have to see the dinosaur stuff, you have to see it! It all begins even before you enter the building, but only if you’re observant); and the…Continue
Posted on July 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
For class today: Bath. Why? Don’t get too grossed out, but I haven’t taken a shower in a week and after hearing all of my classmates’ complaints about my smell, John decided that only the Roman Baths in Bath could cure me and we had to do it on a weekday.
Okay, I’m kidding about the showering, but today we had a class field trip to two major sites: Bath and Stonehenge. In Bath, we went on a self-guided tour of the Roman Baths, famous for its, well, Roman baths. Can’t…Continue
Posted on July 19, 2011 at 11:00pm