These are just a few of the pictures that I took while on my trip in England, with a few from Germany. The first pictures are the ones from my time in Germany. We went to Munich and Frankfurt a Main. When we were in Munich we went to the
Dachau Concentration Camp. After we got back from Germany we went to our host university, the University of Reading. The town of Reading is thirty minutes to the east of London by train. Some of the trips that we took from Reading were to Windsor, Cardiff,Wales, Newquay (pronounced new-key), London, Bath, Winchester and Stonehenge. It was amazing to get to go to all of these places all of them had a large amount of historic importance to them. Out of all the places I visited I would have to say that my favorites were Newquay and Bath. Newquay had so much natural beauty to it, and since it was not tourist season there were not a lot of people to deal with. Bath was also really great because it had so many historic places to go and see, and the Roman Baths were absolutely amazing to get to see.
This is at the Palmen Garten in Frankfurt a Main in Germany. The botanical garden is located in the middle of the city.
A snapshot of solar panels in the countryside between Munich and Frankfurt in Germany. Even in small towns in Germany there are solar panels on a lot of houses. They usually cover a whole side of the roof.
This might be an impressive picture, but it was taken in Dachau Concentration Camp. The trees were planted for propaganda.
One of the prettier buildings on the University of Reading campus. The White Knights House always had wonderful flowers surrounding it, including a Southern Magnolia that bloomed in November.
Ruins of a monastery that was once a big part of Reading’s history. It was a very rich place, until it was closed by Henry VIII.
The River Thames in Windsor. It is the river that helps divide the towns of Windsor and Eton.
Birds, mostly swans and ducks, alongside the Thames in Windsor waiting to be fed.
This is part of the garden that surrounds the Round Tower in Windsor Castle. It is one of the Queen’s royal residences.
This is a recreation of what a hut in a Celtic Village would look like in the Iron Age. This was a project in the St. Fagans: National History Museum in Cardiff, Wales.
Mike, a fellow Mizzou student, feeding sheep at St. Fagans: National History Museum. They had both sheep and pigs, but the sheep were cuter and friendlier.
Mizzou is not the only place that pepper suits are popular. Oxfam people also find them very comfortable to wear in Cardiff, Wales.
Mollusks attached to cliffs in the Newquay, England. There are thousands of them attached to the cliffs along the beach awaiting the rising tide.
In Newquay the surf season does not start until fall and so there were lots of surfers out on the water in late October. While most of the surfers wear wetsuits, there was one man braving the waters in a speedo.
The view from the coastal path in Newquay. It is in the county of Cornwall on the southwest coast of England.
The London Eye, which provides a beautiful view of London. It is located very close to Big Ben and Parliament.
This Darwin Statue is located in the Museum of Natural History in London. There is also a large exhibit on evolution in the museum.
A part of a Giant Sequoia, from California, at the Natural History Museum. A timeline shows its growth throughout history.
One of the delicious things that was at the Jubilee Market in London. The Jubilee Market is located in the center part of London and has a wide range of food and beverage products.
An organic food vendor in the Jubilee Market in London.
A quick picture taken while my sister buys the cheese for our lunch. We did not feel like eating meat when there were pig heads in the background.
A stand for apples as we exited the Jubilee Market.
In the underground stations in London there are tiny reminders to ‘mind the gap’, printed and said over loudspeaker. It is so prolific that souvenir shops in London sell items with that logo on them.
One of the interesting norms that the English have is that they take their dogs everywhere, even into stores.
Every city has pigeons, and London is no exception. This one is waiting for the Piccadilly Line in the tube station.
The Roman Baths in Bath, England came about because of the natural hot spring that occurs in the town.
Above the pool is the Pump Room. This is where people would drink the water, since it was said to have healing properties to it.
Winnal Moor is a nature reserve in the middle of the city of Winchester in England. It has a public walking path that goes around the area.
This is the only wildlife I saw while walking the path around Winall Moor, but swans are hard to get tired of seeing.
Stonehenge is on the Salisbury Plain, which was once all forest, but now has very few trees on it anymore.
And like in many other places in England there are sheep. These happen to be right across the rope fence that surrounds Stonehenge.
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