Friday, April 28, 2017

Last Days/Letzte Tage

April 21:
One last trip to Regent's Park:

21. April:
Letzter Ausflug zum Regents Park:


 Regent Street
Regent Straße




















One last walk along the Thames, April 24:
Ein letzter Spaziergang die Themse entlang, 24. April:

 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

 St. Paul's



 The Anchor (old pub)
"Der Anker" (alte Kneipe)



 Shard

 Winchester Palace
(Bischofspalast)







 The Golden Hinde: A replica of Drake's ship
Die Goldene Hirschkuh: Drakes Schiff nachgebaut









 HMS Belfast: Jonathan toured it and compared it to Buffalo's warships which we visited a few years ago, but I never managed to post pictures of that visit.  

Dieses britische Kriegsschiff hat Jonathan besucht und mit den Kriegsschiffen in Buffalo verglichen, die wir alle vor einigen Jahren besucht haben.  Leider habe ich nie die Fotos von diesem Besuch hochgeladen.  

 Southwark Cathedral: You cannot take pictures inside, but I really like this church and we visited it 13 years ago as well.
Southwark Kathedrale: Man darf drinnen nicht fotografieren, aber ich habe diese Kirche schon vor 13 Jahren gmocht. 

 London Bridge: Quite ugly, isn't it?  Nothing is left of THE London Bridge.

Remembering the old bridge

 The Tower

HMS Belfast again



 Tower Bridge






That night, Skype was down completely so I could not teach my students.  However, I had send them an outline for class today and they worked through that outline on their own, comparing answers to their exercises.  I was so glad I had typed up that outline!  Otherwise they would have lost a class, which would have been not good because their final is coming up soon.

An diesem Abend hatte ich auch eigentlich eine Skypeklasse mit meinen Studenten, aber Skype hat nicht geklappt.  Ich hatte aber ihnen eine Übersicht geschickt, was ich mit ihnen machen wollte.  Die Studenten haben sich dann "selbst unterrichtet" und alle Punkte gemacht, die sie mit mir hätte machen sollen.  Sie haben die Texte gelesen und die Antworten zu den Hausaufgaben verglichen.  Hätte ich das nicht getippt, wären sie ganz ohne Unterricht gewesen.  So kurz vor der Abschlußklausur ist das keine gute Idee.

Some more mushrooms grew!
Es sind doch noch mehr Pilze gewachsen!

Veronika's map of Mesopotamia
Veronikas Karte von Mesopotamien

Today, we sent seven suitcases to Germany and two to the United States.  We also went to see the Benjamin Franklin House, the National Gallery (again), and watched the Swiss Glockenspiel.  Charlotte and Jonathan are off to see Mayerling at the Royal Opera House tonight.  It is their opening night. 

Heute haben wir sieben Koffer nach Deutschland geschickt und zwei nach Amerika.  Wir waren auch im Benjamin Franklin Haus, wieder in der Nationalgalleri und haben uns das Schweizer Glockenspiel angschaut.  Charlotte und Jonathan gucken sich gerade das Ballett Mayerling im Königlichen Opernhaus an.  Es ist die Premiere.  




17 comments:

  1. Well . . I've seen the real London Bridge and walked on the real London Bridge years ago when traveling cross country with my mom and dad. It's now in Arizona, in Lake Havasu City. Funny, isn't it? It was dismantled in 1967 and the reconstruction was completed in 1971, which is when we probably saw it. Maybe next time I go to my parents' house on Montauk, I'll see if I can find the slide of us standing on it. I remember finding the experience very odd and not understanding why it was in Arizona! Why would they sell their beautiful bridge?!

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  2. Somebody in the Kenwood House told us that. They have a painting of the "real" one (there have been several bridges over the centuries). She also told us that the way the traffic was regulated on the bridge turned England into a country where you drive on the left hand side. I do not know if that part was true. I think it is so neat that you got to see it. And what a crazy idea to ship it to the U.S.!!

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    1. I just looked at the bridge in AZ, but that is not the bridge from the painting. The bridge in the painting was a medieval bridge. Here is more about the one I was thinking of.

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  3. That is a beautiful oil painting. I love it. Arizona has the 19th century one which replaced this lovely medieval one you linked to. I wonder if they saved some of the medieval stones? That's interesting about the traffic . . ! How did Jonathan and Charlotte like the Mayerling ballet?

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    1. I have not heard that anybody has saved any stones, but how knows? Maybe the people won't tell if they saved some so nobody would ask them to give the stones back.

      They liked it, but they thought the main male dancer, Edward Watson, was not as good as they thought he would be.

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    1. Ja, wir haben wirklich viel gemacht und gesehen. Meine Eltern meinten, ich müßte einen Reiseführer für London schreiben.

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  5. I am so sorry we did not get a chance to meet :-(. We looked into visiting from Gloucester but the two hour return journey would have cost £175.00! I had thought of driving but in all honestly the return journey home almost finished me off! I have battled with incessant nausea and now have a really bad back injury. Wishing you a safe journey to Germany xx

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    1. Yes, but we might be back in two years, maybe it will work then. I know how expensive these train rides can get. Without the group discount, we would have never gone to Dover. I hope you are feeling better by now. We made it safely to Germany.

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    2. Glad to know you arrived safely and hopefully next time you are over we will get to meet :-) xx

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  6. Eva, I have really enjoyed seeing all the photos and reading about your time in England. I think that you have seen and done more than I did in 15 years of living in London. I want to go back and visit all the places I missed!! What an incredible experience for you all. Thank you for taking the time to share it here.

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    1. Hello Catherine, I am so glad that I brought back some memories for you. 15 years living in London is a long time! Maybe now you really have to go back.

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  7. Toll, dass du so fleißige und selbständige Studenten hast! Ja, wenn man von der Technik im Stich gelassen wird, das ist nicht so angenehm.
    Und super, dass noch mehr Pilze wachsen! Ich möchte das unbedingt auch mal ausprobieren.
    P.S. Ich wusste gar nicht, dass man Koffer verschicken kann. Wer übernimmt das denn, die Post oder ein Unternehmen?

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    1. Ja, einen online Kurs ohne online Möglichkeiten ist wohl nicht so gut. Die Pilze sind SOOO lecker gewesen. Das lohnt sich wirklich.

      Nein, die Post macht das nicht. Wir haben die Koffer mit "Send My Bag" verschickt. Das hat ganz, ganz toll geklappt und war viel billiger, als Dinge mit der Post zu schicken. Sie sind in London in der Wohnung abgeholt worden und hier zu meinen Eltern in ihr Haus gebracht worden. Die Koffer nach USA stehen auch schon bei uns im Wohnzimmer. Sie haben nur drei Tage gebraucht.

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