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England

During October-December 1998 I was in Essex, England on a scholarship to work on my Masters thesis. I also traveled with an incredibly unfriendly group of Classics students from Newfoundland there to study Roman history. I didn't travel that much, as a stale stick of gum costs $14 in Britain, but here are some pictures from when my camera worked and it wasn't raining too hard to see. I had a good time, despite eating some of the worst food in the world. It's a good thing English beer is filling or I might not have made it back.

I returned to England in August 2014 on a short research trip, and while I mostly was in London I've added some pictures from a day in Oxford.

If You Go
In my time there I learned some important lessons about Britain:

  1. Some museums really don't want you to take photographs. From the looks of things, I think the Tower of London is still used for tourists who don't listen.
  2. There are no bathrooms in England (this is why the English can be so uptight). Make sure you go before you leave home.
  3. It's a good place to lose weight—whether you want to or not, when you see the food.
  4. Make the best of things and explore rain photography.
  5. Drink lots of stout to make up for the lack of food nutrition (although keep in mind lesson 2).


Balliol College Grounds
August 2014
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Broad Street, Oxford
August 2014
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University Church Interior
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King's College, Cambridge ›
  November 1998. High View of King's Chapel,
  Cambridge › October 1998. Roman Villa Mosaic, 2nd Century,
  Lullingstone › November 1998. Maldon Plains › October 1998. Rainy day, Cambridge › October
  1998. Row Housing, Harlow › October
  1998. Street from St. Mary's,
  Cambridge › October 1998. The Crown, Harlow › October
  1998. Stained Glass, Canterbury
  Cathedral › October 1998. Me in Cambridge Library ›
  October 1998. Warrior's Chapel, Canterbury
  Cathedral › October 1998. Street near Canterbury Cathedral
  › October 1998. King's College, Cambridge ›
  October 1998. Canterbury Cathedral › October
  1998. Punts on the River Cam,
  Cambridge › October 1998. Stained Glass, Jesus College,
  Cambridge › October 1998. Rochester Castle, 12th Century › November 1998. Pew, St. Mary's, Cambridge ›
  October 1998. Gate Carving, King's College,
  Cambridge › October 1998. Dover Cliffs › October 1998. Interior, King's Chapel,
  Cambridge › October 1998. Cambridge Panorama › October
  1998. Cambridge Library › October
  1998. Countryside Sheep, near Burgh
  Castle › October 1998. Burgh Castle, Near Norwich ›
  October 1998. Canterbury Street › October
  1998. Cambridge Marketplace › October
  1998. Butterfly Rood Screen, All
  Saints, Earls Barton › October 1998. St. Peter-on-the-Wall,
  Bradwell-on-Sea › October 1998. English Countryside, Norfolk
  Area › October 1998. Jesus College Trees › October
  1998. Cambridge Street › October 1998. Lawn Bowling at Balliol, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Chapel, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Little Door, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Vines Corner, Oxford › August 2014. Bodleian Library, Oxford › August 2014. Brasenose College, Oxford › August 2014. Brasenose Entrance, Oxford › August 2014. Bridge of Sighs, Oxford › August 2014. Cafe People, Broad Street, Oxford › August 2014. Broad Street Wide View, Oxford › August 2014. Radcliffe Camera, Oxford › August 2014. Carfax Tower, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Chapel Entrance, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Dining Table, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Tablepiece, Oxford › August 2014. Fish & Chip Pub, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Flowers, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Garden Door, Oxford › August 2014. Garden View of St. Mary's, Oxford › August 2014. Bodleian Sir Hebert Statue, Oxford › August 2014. High Street, Oxford › August 2014. Bath Place, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Library Signs, Oxford › August 2014. Longwall Soft Colors, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Mulberries, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Garden, Oxford › August 2014. Parks Road Little Door, Oxford › August 2014. Parks Road North, Oxford › August 2014. Parks Road Gate View, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Quadrangle Flowers, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Quadrangle Vines, Oxford › August 2014. Balliol Steeple, Oxford › August 2014. School of Logic, Oxford › August 2014. Science Library Lawn, Oxford › August 2014. Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford › August 2014. St. Mary's Arch, Oxford › August 2014. St. Mary's Interior, Oxford › August 2014. Pew Cushion, St. Mary's, Oxford › August 2014. Sunglint at St. Mary's, Oxford › August 2014. St. Mary's Front, Oxford › August 2014. St. Michael Saxon Tower, Oxford › August 2014. Tavern Window, Oxford › August 2014. Trinity Buildings, Oxford › August 2014. Trinity Gates, Oxford › August 2014. Roman Wall, Rochester › November 1998. Rochester Castle Wide View › November 1998. Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge University › November 1998.