Our time in London is, unfortunately, coming to an end. We are all hard at work finishing our final projects and getting ready for our presentations tomorrow morning. These last couple weeks have been a whirlwind! It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three weeks!
We have experienced everything from the quiet countryside of Avebury to the insane traffic of central London. While we continue to go to arts events in these last couple days, here are some highlights (at least for me) from the trip:
War Horse –> This involved amazingly realistic, life-sized horse puppets that I forgot weren’t real by the end of the play.
Coventry Cathedral –> A Cathedral destroyed after WWII and rebuilt to remind the world of the power of peace and reconciliation
The National Gallery –> So many paintings, so little time!
Carmina Burana –> A 40 minute musical piece that combines a full choir and orchestra. Some of us actually performed this with the GC choir a while back so you may know it!
GREEN SPACE! –> London is the largest urban forest in the world with parks everywhere. For us non-city folks this has been a wonderful escape from the craziness of the city.
Learning the London culture –> While London’s culture isn’t extremely different from that of the U.S. it has been fun and challenging to try and learn a little bit about the hugely long history of London and how that continues to shape the culture today.
As this class comes to a close and we move on to other summer plans I think it is safe to say that this is a trip none of us will forget. On behalf of me and my classmates, I want to thank Deb, Doug, Randy, and Laura for putting together such a great class and Goshen College for providing experiences like this to your students.