London

October 16, 2013

A Comparative Analysis of London and Major East Coast American Cities (…and Easton)

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Over the past couple days my friends and I have really started to seriously explore the surrounding neighborhoods in the vast city that is London.  The changing scenery is really quite spectacular.  On the far east-end is the quiet Olympic Gardens; the peaceful setting makes you forget you are in a city.  Travel a couple […]

October 10, 2013

Stirred, Not Shaken

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Early this week, my parents touched down in London after spending the previous week exploring Ireland. They were a welcome sight. We spent A LOT of time eating. We dined at a top Indian restaurant, some small coffee shops, a traditional pub, and a Thai pub. I found it interesting that, in London, pubs owned […]

October 3, 2013

First Week In London

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It is currently 12:50 pm in London.  I am sitting at my desk, in my small dorm room which looks remarkably like a single on a cruise ship.  I have been living in the city now for just under 2 weeks and I feel like this is the first opportunity I have had to rest. […]

November 15, 2012

English English

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“Why is it that the English are the absolute worst speakers of English?” The quote above is from a guitarist that I met in Ireland. It was met with much laughter, even from people in the audience who had identified themselves as English only moments before. English English is indeed strange from my perspective. It’s […]

The boys.

October 28, 2012

The Wonderment of West End Shows – A review of Our Boys

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Our Boys Jonathan Lewis’ Our Boys is a highly energetic and poignant play about a group of British and Irish military servicemen recovering in an army hospital following injuries in various theaters. It features Cian Berry, Jolyon Coy, Arthur Darvill, Laurence Fox, Matthew Lewis (who played Neville in Harry Potter), and Lewis Reeves under the […]

Integration?

October 14, 2012

Street Art and the Battle for the East End

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Aside from my everyday adventures in London itself, one of the most interesting and eye-opening experiences I have had abroad was my street art tour with Alternative London. Led by a man who once painted the walls of the East End himself, the tour was truly a lesson in perspective. First, a little background on […]

Sign for gates 1-25 at an airport terminal

September 20, 2012

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place/The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face/When I have crost the [pond].

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The title of this post comes from Alfred Lord Tennyson! Suiting, no? Crossing the Bar is one of my favorite poems and I think it deserves a place at the front of my mind now more than ever. I may not meet my Pilot or move on to a seaman’s afterlife, but this trip to […]

A storefront window in Ireland with "Lafayette" on the front and advertising Euro 2012

June 29, 2012

Ease on down the Road

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My time is running out here in London. This was the last full week of timetable, which means the last week of full classes, which means no more assessments, performance stress, and early morning starts. Wow, soon my pillow will be my new best friend. :-J It is strange because there are days that just […]

Brandi Porter at Crowne Plaza in England

May 14, 2012

Summertime….oh wait, not for me hahaha

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I want to start off by saying that I feel as if I should be on summer vacation! I can’t believe that everyone is pretty much off school and I have two more months to go. That being said I am happy that I have two more months with an extremely talented bunch of individuals. […]

Brandi Porter '13

April 1, 2012

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel… Hello Easter Break!

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Finally it is Easter break! I think these next two and a half weeks are well deserved for all of us at Mountview! The killer term two has ended and now we still have tons of work to do! How deceiving! First off, I have to complete my actors working notebook, which is a 3,000-5,000-word […]