Friday, February 8, 2013

Walking Tour of the City & St. Paul's

Apologies to the delay in posting! I came down with a combination of the flu and lack of sleep this past weekend.  Not a fun time at all, especially with all of the grad school work piling up. Nevertheless, I'm back to my old self.

Right before I took a turn for the worse, I was able to volunteer as a student guide for one of the Syracuse University's London Center "Love London" Weekend. I was a student guide for a walking tour of the City around St. Paul's as well as the inside tour of St. Paul's. Having done St. Paul's in 2010, I was looking forward to heading back and checking out more of the amazing cathedral. 

The walking tour was around an hour and a half. We were able to see several ruins that were still left the way they were found after the Blitz as well as the old London wall and an old memorial to those Londoners who gave their lives trying to help others. One of the coolest ruins was part of a factory that had been bombed by the Germans in WWII. Underneath the bombed out factory, the remains of a Roman Wall had been found. 

Roman Wall in the bottom left corner
Memorial 
After the walking tour was over, we headed inside St. Paul's. While you still cannot take photos inside, I'll leave you with the shots I snapped outside!