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London - an evening in London

After the Globe Theatre we had free time to explore the city.
Some of us went to the Tate Modern Museum for viewing, others went to Harrods for shopping, others circled back and revisited some of the places we had seen by bus on the sightseeing tour the other day, for learning. All of us certainly took lots of pictures for capturing the moments!

A number of us met up at Gordon's Wine Bar (a recommendation of Katie's, as she has known this establishment for years and it is close to the National Theatre). Great wine, some food and terrific story-telling wrapped up a terrific day in London.

But we weren't done yet - 12 of us moved on tho the National Theatre to catch a performance of "Our Class". We made it to the theatre and headed to the Cottlesloe stage, which is a black box theater (new to some of us). The actors were so close!!

The performance was fantastic! Gripping story and wonderful acting all the way through. And while terrific, it was certainly a drama - very intense, moving stories, and dark themes kept the crowd interested and even brought about some tears. Thanks to Katie for the suggestion!! It was a wonderful night at the theatre.

Can't wait to hear what the others did with their night! Tomorrow we're off to Stonehenge and Bath and then will have dinner with some of the current Stonehill students in England for the semester.


Bobby said…
Seems like you are all having a good time! Thanks for the great updates, Pete!


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Our local guide Isabel was just delightful - and clearly has a love for her city.  She tells us that filmmaker Pedro Almodovar is from here as we begin our walk.

First we go through the old Jewish center.  Nearly all of the city's buildings are white-washed (originally by the women we hear).

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