Inns of Court, London Museum, The Globe
22.06.2010 - 22.06.2010 27 °C
Today marked the first field trip Tuesday in London. We had normal class from 9 to 2:20, but after we made our way to tube station down the block and headed to the Inns of Court.
These buildings are where the barristers or lawyers do their business. The buildings (4 in total), are surrounded by beautiful gardens and an accompanying Church, which has been standing since the Crusades.
The Temple Church is host to Middle and Inner Temple, which are two of the four parts of the Inns of Court. Since there is a rivelry between the two parts the seats inside do not face towards the front, but rather are split in half and face towards each other so the two sides don't have to sit next to each other.
Our next stop was to the Museum of London. This museum which just opened traces the history of the City of London, before London even existed until today. It had an amazing assortment of artifacts and stories of past London.
One of the most interesting part of the museum was the large collection of attire they had from the past. The hats and dresses where something to be marveled over. Personally I don't know how they did it. This was by far one of the best "hats" featured.
We had dinner at one of the oldest pubs in London, Ye Old Cheshire Cheese located on Fleet St. The pub was rebuilt after the great fire of London in 1666. The pub had about six different staircases leading to different places.
Our Last stop of the day was The Globe, to watch Macbeth. The play was wonderful and a completely different experience than normal theatre. The open air and different levels of the building just brought a different feeling towards the play. The bottom floor was modeled after the Levels of Hell, with just the heads popping up. Tomorrow looks to be just as busy as today with classes and another play to see!