A day in putney

exploring this new city.

turning corners filled with people

unseen sights

unheard voices

unfamiliar smells

wandering eyes

vibrant colors of fall

not fall, autumn as they say here

 

overwhelming feelings of blessedness

eyes watering of excitement

heart beating of thrill

 

everything is so new

yet so old

 

i am just another face in the crowd

yet time moves so slowly

as if i lived here

 

my new home

home.

but i am reminded that this is temporary

 

just enjoy the moment

live in the present

and love life

 

i am not here to stay

but i am here

and i am happy.

 

The National Gallery

October 20th // The National Gallery // London, England 

Today we had the opportunity to tour around The National Gallery with an art professor from Biola University who explained a few pieces to us and related the art to what we have been learning in class. This included small details in paintings, the relation of animals to those in the Bible, the use of color, different time periods, hidden concepts, and more.

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“The Water Lily Pond” by Claude Monet
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“Sunflowers” by Vincent van Goph
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“Water Lilies” by Claude Monet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The Ambassadors” by Hans Holbein
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by Georges Seurat
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“The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Narrative Scenes” by Margarito d’Arezzo, 1263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Wasabi Sushi & Bento

 

October 15th // Wasabi Sushi & Bento

Busy days call for some a fast sushi lunch. The photos shown above include the Yasai Roll Set with Brown Rice, inari, carrot, avocado, red pepper, cucumber in one roll, avocado, cucumber, inari and red pepper in another roll with an inari pocket, mixed leaves, fresh beens, and edamame with a ride of soy sauce and wasabi. The soup shown is the miso soup with traditional Japanese soup made with a dash broth, miso paste, and topped with tofu and wakame.

Website: https://wasabi.uk.com

Shakespeare’s Globe

October 13th // The Globe, London

A trip to Shakespeare’s Globe with friends was the perfect day. We stood and watched Much Ado About Nothing which was powering and beautiful. Standing in this beautiful, historical theatre felt like a dream. If you’re ever in London, I HIGHLY suggest going and seeing a show here!

Website: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com

Magic Falafel

September 20th // Magic Falafel // Camden Market, London

A group of six girls took to London today with bellies empty and no expectations of what tonight would bring. Ash had heard that this falafel stand was to die for, so we decided to go try it before we headed to a Fresher’s Week event in the city. Ash, Syd, and I all got our vegan falafels, which we inhaled in seconds, while Anna and Kaylee split a burrito as well as fish and chips while Rose just ordered a burrito. All the food was filling and delicious. Camden Market is a very famous spot in London known for their history, food, and shopping. We got to see this first hand and let me tell you, this is not my last time there!

 

Website: https://www.camdenmarket.com/food-drink/magic-falafel

London Scavenger Hunt

September 16th // London, England

Our group of eight took on our first time in the city today as a group, running around, taking photos, and exploring our new home. We named our group HAWKK FAMM, which is all of our initials combined. Although we didn’t understand all the clues and got sidetracked, we still made our hours in the city fun and worth wild.

Since I am currently sick and stuck in bed trying to rest, I will keep this post short and include more photos than words. Enjoy!

 

(Jean Jacket Klub takes London)

 

Group Pictures

 

I made this short video of our HAWKK FAMM scavenger hunt so press play and enjoy!