In case you are not buddies with me on the Facebooks or – gasp – perhaps friends with me in real life, you may not know that I’m in the midst of a month-long trip to England. So far I find the country expensive, accessible, unfashionable, storied and quite rainy. Perhaps you think it’s unfair I call England unfashionable, but really it makes me much more comfortable wearing my normal stuff around since everyone else also looks a mess. British people also tend to have, on average, much weirder hair than Americans. I like that.
Here are some images from my first week or so of travels. Most everything here is from Oxford, where I’m staying with George while he does all manner of really boring physics things that he’s really excited about. These are in chronological order, but otherwise nonsensical.
“Punting” or DIY gondolas, as I call it, is apparently a popular tourist activity. George has yet to punt me anywhere.
This is what George does all day.
Oh really, did you think I’d take pictures of landmarks or pretty things? You obviously haven’t been reading my blog very long.
Merton’s library. One of if not the oldest academic library in Britain. Apparently these are the first bookshelves in the United Kingdom.
This image is from London. This is right outside the Houses of Parliament, in the River Thames. But immediately after I took this image, my camera said it was out of juice, so this is it for London, for now.
And the rest are from inside Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum – a pretty cool repository of all the stuff Oxford has collected and been gifted over the years.
So that’s it for England for now. It’s been a pretty chill week but Saturday early we head to Paris for the weekend! And I’ll spend more time in London next week. Hopefully I’ll be able to steal some more fast internet to upload photos. Until then, cheers!