|The Globe Theatre|
After the play we were set on a mission to attempt to take a few night photographs. Here are a few examples of the photographs I was able to take:
|St. Pauls Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, and the River Thames|
|Looking at St. Paul's Cathedral on the Millennium Bridge|
|The photograph was taken when I moved my camera with the night settings on, so the exposure was longer. I though the effect was pretty cool|
Today we took a visit to King's Cross Station, which some of you will know from the Harry Potter series, is where Platform 9 3/4 is located. Well, right now King's Cross Station is undergoing some major renovations.
|Zane and I are off to Hogwarts!|
Today we also visited the British Library. For all of us future librarians this was something we were looking forward too. We were given a tour of the library's treasure room, this room included a Gutenberg Bible, one of the four copies of the Magna Carta, the original sheet music to Handel's Messiah, a 1304 copy of the Qur'an, some examples of early Chinese printing, and rough drafts from Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. We even got to see a postage stamp that is worth a million dollars! I wish we had been allowed to take pictures so that I could share the treasures with all of you but sadly no photography allowed.
|British Library Sign|
|Outside the British Library|
It was pretty amazing being in a library that has such a huge collection. There are so many great works that you are able to view if you visit the British Library. We were able to go into the reading rooms and some of us were even able to view books that the library offers. The books that I requested (all about the history of football aka soccer) were not actually there, something happened with the dates in my registration but being in those reading rooms still gave me the feeling of what it would be like to come into the library and study. There were manyg books that I would return to the library and read for fun if I could...I guess that is the librarian in me : )
Tomorrow we are off to Paris at...ouch 4:30am...so I will not be posting until we get back on Sunday!