Friday, August 12, 2005

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

I've got pictures! Therefore I'm awesome. Alrighty, here goes it:

This is the first picture I took on the trip. A bit overexposed...oh well. Anyway, this is the statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, which was really close to our hotel in London.

There's London for you. Obviously Big Ben, and that's the London Eye peeking over the building on the left.

That's me preaching from John Wesley's pulpit (he's "The Father of Methodism"). We visited one of the churches he started and his house.

Coolest man in the world. His name is Peter, and he showed us around the Wesleyan Church area. He's standing next to John Wesley's grave.

The Rosetta Stone. During some free time in London, a group of us went to the British Museum and then Evensong at St. Paul's Cathedral. We're cool.

Tower Bridge. Not London Bridge. There were some confused people. I'm here to set the record straight.

I mean, look! The Tower of London is next to it.

The York Minster. We went down in the Undercroft, where they uncovered parts of an old Roman fort and the remains of an earlier Norman Cathedral on the same spot.

We went to church across the street at St-Michael-le-Belfrey's. This is where they sang contemporary church music in an old church (I'm talking stained glass and tombs and all that). We also met lots of really great people there.

On our way to Whitby, we stopped to take pictures of heather growing on the moor. I never really imagined it so...purple.

Whitby Abbey. A few of us were excited by the connection to Dracula by Bram Stoker. Awesomeness. And we were all, of course, excited by learning about St. Hild and Caedmon and the people connected with the place. We had class sitting in the ruins. We're just that awesome.

On our free day, I journeyed to Haworth with Meghan to visit the Brontë Parsonage. What can I say, I love Jane Eyre. It was definitely crazy to get there - two trains and a bus. Well worth it for the literary nerds like me, though.

The view from Charlotte Brontë's backyard. Umm...jealous, anyone?

Last picture for now. When we stayed in the dorms at the University of York, we took this really pretty little path through the "woods" to get from our rooms to the bus stop and visa versa. (The path starts at that dark spot in the trees on the left. It was sure fun at night).

Well, hope you enjoy the pictures. Sorry I don't have more with people in them, I'll have to work on that. Hope you all have a great day.


At 8/12/2005 6:57 AM, Blogger gina said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Keep posting, keep sharing pix! I am soooo soooo sooooo envious!

At 8/12/2005 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pictures with people will be fun for you years from now, but those of us at "home" love any and all pictures. Keep posting and shooting. Oh yeah and learning and having a GREAT time!
Mom Harrison

At 8/12/2005 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awesome, Caroline!

At 8/14/2005 8:29 AM, Blogger Nate said...

Regarding the path from that last pic: the backlight of an iPod performs admirably as an impromptu flashlight -- or torch, as the Brits would say.


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