Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter in Canterbury

For the Easter break, we had an idea to go down to Canterbury, famous from the Canterbury tales and today the seat of the Anglican Church.

The city dates from Roman times and later an important city for the people who stayed behind after the Romans left.  In 597, the cathedral was founded and when Thomas Becket was murdered it became a pilgrimage site.

Now days the Anglican church has its seat here.  We did get the chance to see a part of the mass (after being kicked out for being tourists).

The architecture is quite interesting, and gives a glimpse on how middle ages England life looked like.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Rochester Castle

Rochester Castle, in Kent was built around 1127.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Bath, in Western England is a nice town founded by the Romans where they had their baths then later renovated by the Victorians to make it a resort town.  With its hills and location in the valley, it reminds me of Trier.

When we went there, it was freezing cold but did enjoy the city.  We'll have to go back during the summer to see what it's like on a nice day.
Entrance to the Roman Baths

Victorian Architecture 

Shopping in Bath

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Park is a nice little park on the top of Canary Wharf.  There's a animal pet farm where city workers can play with sheep and cows and kids roll around in the mud.

Plus there's a anti-aircraft gun from WWII restored that was located there to defend the port from German bombers.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Cutty Sark in Greenwich

This amazing Tea Clipper has an amazing story, specially built to bring back tea from China - it was one of the fastest ships in it's day.  Later when steam ships came into service, Cutty Sark was used to bring wool from Australia and later used as a training ship.  Finally it was brought to Greenwich as a museum piece and in 2008 after refurbishing it burned down.  Now in 2012 it was rebuilt on a special platform - hanging in mid air, with a cafe under the ship.