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From protests to palaces..

We leave London tomorrow to make our next journey to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have already learned so much from visiting the UK, from Salisbury to Stonehenge then St. Paul’s Cathedral to the anniversary and celebration of 60 years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The history of the beautiful London is so rich and it’s hiding in all of the Victorian buildings, sooty tube stops, and winding walk ways all around the city. The hustle of the city and people bring such life to the busy culture over here. The small local pastry and restaurants give you a taste of what food should really be like & you can’t enjoy a good meal with out a cup of tea or coffee the end. Me, Adriana, and Isaac have had the most interesting time finding things to do at night and exploring the city on our own. I just love our in depth conversations we’ve had with Mrs. D and the laughs we’ve had over the craziest things.

Tate Museum

Yesterday we had the chance to visit the Tate Modern Art Museum. It was very interesting to see how art has changed throughout the years. This piece is called Bust of a Woman by Pablo Picasso in 1944. His art has influenced the world and continues to do so. This was my favorite piece.

Protest in the middle of London

Took these pictures of the protest between the Israelis and the Palestinians today. The protest took place in the middle of Leicester Square, London and sparked off more tension between the two.

Diana Disappointment

Upon seeing the Princess Di Memorial Fountain for the first time. (See blog post below.)

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Isaac A

I got into a surreal moment when I got to see Stonehenge. Just to know that I was in the same place as these ancient monuments is beyond my mind. Something that ive noticed in London is how Princess Diana is not really an iconic figure here. I went to her memorial yesterday and was completely shocked to see how little and meaningless it was. I haven’t really seen anything about her since I’ve been here, which is a little upsetting but im still enjoying this experience.

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Isaac

Mundo

Was at the BBC Headquarters in London. Was very fortunate to meet a photojournalist and a reporter that work for Latin Americas BBC Mundo!!

Sunny and beautiful

Today was lovely, it’s been so dreary I was so excited to see the sun shine on this amazing city. It made everything even more beautiful and made visiting the National Art Gallery even more perfect. Walking out of the museum with the gleam and glow of the sunshine made me smile and enjoy the overflow of crowded people rushing by me. We’ve already done so much yet there are still so many things left to do!

Radio Show

Meghann got a chance to “act” in a BBC radio show.20130531-164510.jpg