London For The First Time

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London calling to the faraway towns

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Now that war is declared-and battle come down
London calling to the underworld

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Come out of the cupboard, all you boys and girls
London calling, now don’t look at us

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The ice age is coming, the sun is zooming in
Engines stop running and the wheat is growing thin

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A nuclear error, but I have no fear
London is drowning-and I live by the river

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London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, an’ go it alone

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Now get this
London calling, yeah, I was there, too

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An’ you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
After all this, won’t you give me a smile?

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I never felt so much a’ like

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Okay so from that perhaps you guessed that I was in London Yesterday!

It was awesome, we took a two and a half hour busride into town, then had a tour of London for another 2.5 hours and saw all the main sights that you can see in that amount of time.

the Royal Albert Memorial

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Harrods

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the guards with the hats

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the Entrance to Downing Street (3 Times)

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Westminster Abbey

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Big Ben

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St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Cleopatra’s Needle

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The London Eye

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A Statue of Robbie Burns

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The Tower of London

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The “Gherkin”

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The Coolest Lamp Post Ever

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Then We Sauntered across the Thames and Towards the Globe Theatre

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Where we saw “The Winter’s Tale” By William Shakespeare, which was ABSOLUTELY. AMAZING. We got to be Groundlings in The Globe ->

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The actors were fantastic, and the story was interesting, we were right up close, only one row of people between us and the stage, incredibly place (to STAND for 3 hours)

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In the open air so we were layered up tight. The actors threw bread at us, (one of the girls threw it back) and one girl had a ballad sung to her (by a creepy pickpocket/minstral character) and ‘Time’ did a speech to which he added gangster elements to, prologue made fun of us for being drunk already (we weren’t) we danced to the crazy medieval music and everything was sooooo well done, it was incredible, like, the best night of my life so far, AMAZING. We think we’re going to go back to see the Tempest maybe in a couple weeks.

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we weren’t allowed to take pictures as the play was going on, but i got some shots before they started the play of the actual theatre. All in all it was amazing, and on the busride back we watched “Shakespeare in Love” which was an awesome way to end an awesome night!

Classic Red Double Decker Bus Pics

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The Memorial for the fire of 1666

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So that was London Yesterday in a Nutshell, remember, here’s the place where i’ll be showing lots of pictures.

More amazing pics to follow, from field studies, the midterm trip and a trip to Cornwall in November!

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2 Responses to London For The First Time

  1. Ahhhh! I looked at both of your posts and I want to be over there with you!! *is jealous* That is so cool! I have to go do my Latin homework (it’s due by noon today) so I will halt the commenting, except to add that I now have Skype… and have added you. We should arrange that.

  2. king_zudah says:

    I wonder if Byron has a statue? Or at least a paining of his foot and the little “boy”.

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