Sunday, October 6, 2013

Love Song to an Old City.

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I got really lucky in my choice of school and city when I stumbled into my study abroad experience. Canterbury is beautiful and has so much of the delightfully stereotypical "British-ness" that a touristy Anglophile (please read: knowledgable and culturally aware traveler, or more simply, me) looks for.

These pictures were taken in the city centre, which is mostly a bustling shopping area of brick or cobbled streets and charming, crammed shops called Whitefriars. It all surrounds the gem of the Cathedral and seems like a perpetually happy place. Everyone seems to be in a good mood, and it's hard to pass a corner without someone singing or playing guitar, so the streets are almost always filled with music. And the high street hosts a market, and there are carts serving crepes and gelato and roasted peanuts. To keep it from sounding idyllic to the point of not being real, I'll add that people do normal things too, like go grocery shopping and go to the bank here. (But they're probably being served by fairy bank tellers or something.)

3 comments:

  1. What'd I say? Funny OR otherwise aesthetically pleasing.
    Just kidding, I LOVE ALL OF THIS. You're my favorite Anglophile. (/knowledgable and culturally aware traveler)

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  2. margaret klapperichOctober 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Your pictures remind me so much of our visit to York.....cobbled streets and small shops.
    So glad you are having this experience.....how about the classes?

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  3. Love the comment about everyone being happy-- I know it's the right place for you to be.

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