I'd been hoping to get into London on this trip to England, and earlier this week, I made it happen! I could sadly only do a day trip - but I was determined to make the most of my trip, and do as much as I possibly could! After taking the 1 hour train from … Continue reading London!
A few days ago I visited the Sedgwick Museum - an Earth Sciences museum here in Cambridge. Although small, the museum has a very interesting collection of fossils, rocks, and minerals. I also like its chronological organizational paradigm. And though it's of course very interesting to see the skeletons of the megafauna that they have, … Continue reading Sedgwick Museum & Sidney Sussex College
There are few things I love more than gardens, and so when I started researching things I wanted to do in Cambridge, the botanical gardens hit the top of my list! And they did not disappoint! I got there as early as I could, and was glad of another beautiful day. My favourite part was … Continue reading University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens
The other day I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum, known for its art and antiquities in Cambridge. It's a beautiful building, though much of the interior is under construction. I especially enjoyed looking at the French impressionist paintings, and the applied art sections with beautifully crafted tables, and vases. I also enjoyed the Egyptian and Cypriot … Continue reading Fitzwilliam Museum & Pembroke College
The last time I was in Cambridge was six years ago, and it was only a day trip, so it has been quite astounding to me to see just how much has changed in the last few years here. This university town is small, but packed full of interesting things to do and see, and … Continue reading St. Mary’s and King’s College
Although Hampton Court Palace is, of course, absolutely lovely, one of my favourite parts were the gardens! They are extensive, and there are several different kinds of gardens, including; the Privy Gardens, the Pond Gardens, the Great Fountain Garden, the Lower Orangery Gardens, the Knot Gardens, the 20th Century Gardens, the Rose Garden, and the … Continue reading Hampton Court Palace Gardens
I've been fortunate enough to see many palaces on my trips through Europe, but I was really stunned by my recent trip to Hampton Court Palace. This palace doesn't receive quite as much attention as others, like Versailles, or Buckingham, or even Windsor, but it is every bit as breathtaking. Construction of the palace began … Continue reading Hampton Court Palace
It's one thing to know that England is a rainy country, but it's another to truly see the verdant lush growth that is ubiquitous throughout this country, and is the pleasing result of all that rain. Though I must admit, I don't love the dreariness, the results of all that moisture have created some truly … Continue reading British Beauty
As one of my last stops during my visit in Bath, I went to the Victoria Art Gallery. This was part of my Saver ticket that included entrance to the Roman Baths, and the Fashion Museum. I waited until the weekend of the 22nd to go, because they had a new exhibit that opened on … Continue reading The Victoria Art Gallery
On Tuesday it was an absolutely glorious day in Bath (which was nice because the weather had been quite miserable over the weekend). I decided to make the most of the gorgeous day, and headed off to the Royal Victoria Park! The park is 57 acres and is just by the Royal Crescent, and is … Continue reading A Day In The Park!