Home, school, and everywhere in between.
03.29.2009 48 °F
One of the best things I love about London is walking. When the sun's out, you really got to take advantage of it and go out and soak up some vitamin D. The amazing architecture that is all around makes walking a most pleasurable activity. The Waterloo campus is situated on South bank, right along the river while the Strand campus is across the Waterloo bridge, next door to the Somerset House. Therefore, when I'm just walking to class, I feel like I'm on vacation
So join me as I make my way from my dorm to class, and let me show you what goes on during a typical school day. After all, it's called "study" abroad!
Make sure you look at the photographs in order, and read the captions because there's always a story. After all, there's nothing "typical" about my life in London, even if it's a school day!
Well, as many of you might know, the Great Fire of London in 1666 consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated that it destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the 80,000 inhabitants, although the death toll was only six.
Lucky for me, the day I went on this documentary photo tour, London decided to do an re-enactment of 1666 by lighting the Immigration and Appeal Commission building on fire. See, this is what happens when you deny immigrants their green card. They turn red and light things on fire. Green is better color.
The immigration building is right next to the Maughan Library, where I was going to study. The raging fire blazed fiercely as I made my way up Chancery Lane, where billows of smoke rose into the air:
A woman was running away from the library, and stopped to talk to me.
Lady: "Hey, you shouldn't head up there, a building is on fire."
Me: "Is it the library?"
Lady: "No, I think it's another building, but it's dangerous."
Me: "Well, I have to go and do homework."
Lady stares at me incredulously as I continue heading towards the fire. What? I'm a nerd, you cannot kill what already has no life!