S: 2008 London and Calais
BC: DEPARTED | LONDON | 28 APRIL 2010 | Someone's patiently waiting at home...
FC: London, England and Calais, France - Spring 2008
1: LONDON, ENGLAND & CALAIS, FRANCE
2: April 2008 Flying to Great Britain to visit Emily during her semester of Study Abroad. Doug, Dad and I head out on an exciting adventure - a week in London!
4: REGENTS COLLEGE Emily spent Spring Semester 2008 at Webster's Regents Park campus in a beautiful area of Central London.
6: REGENTS PARK The college is located in the center of a beautiful park. The surrounding neighborhood is full of fun places, too!
9: Classic Scenes of London from the Double Decker Tour Bus A great way to get an overview of the city
11: Westminster Abbey
12: The Tower Bridge | ...and London seen from the Thames River
14: BRITAIN AT WAR The Winston Churchill Britain at War museum gave real insight into what it was like in the city during WWII. The underground bunker still holds Churchill's personal items.
16: PARLIAMENT and 'Big Ben' The Palace of Westminster, or the Houses of Parliament as it is also known, has changed dramatically over the course of nearly a thousand years of history. Transformed from royal residence to the home of a modern democracy, the architecture and cultural collections of the Palace and the wider Parliamentary Estate have continually evolved, sometimes by design, sometimes through accident or attack.
18: Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress "The Tower of London"
19: Antiquities set against the modern city...
20: The legendary Tower Ravens
21: Our 'Beefeater' was entertaining and informative...
25: Serious security at the Jewel House ...
26: CALAIS FRANCE | Due to its position, Calais since the Middle Ages has been a major port and a very important centre for transport and trading with England. 'The Burghers of Calais', one of the most famous sculptures by Auguste Rodin, was erected in the city in 1888.
28: Mowbray Hotel | our home base | EARLS COURT
29: EARLS COURT Within easy walking distance of High Street Kensington, Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert Museums.
31: Courtfield Pub | On our final night, we had dinner at a pub just down the street from our hotel. It was classic pub fare, and it was DELICIOUS!