Posted by: jodester87 | February 10, 2009

England People Very Nice

Feb 9, 2009

Spent my day in architecture class where I learned about Anglo-Saxon architecture focusing on churches. They were rather fond of ruble walls, tall naves, small windows with a favorite being triangular ones.

Anyway I don’t want to discuss that. That night I went to my second play titled England People Very Nice, which is a comedy telling about various immigration problems occuring in England dating back to the Roman times. It’s a new play by Richard Bean. The play does follow various mass immigrations in London’s East Side but it also follows two pairs of ‘lovers’ that have this forbidden love thing going on. There were several jokes in it that Londoners and English could identify but there were several that American’s could recognize. Granted when World War 2 part occurs being an American it’s both funny and at the same time like give-us-a-break.

It was at the National Theater in the Olivier Theater, which is the largest stage at the theater. It was also quiet a long play on top of that.  The play began at 7:30 pm and we didn’t get out until close to 11 pm with a fifteen minute intervention thrown in there.

Feb 10, 2009

Had my field day for architecture class today. We saw the Tower of London’s White Chapel which is the oldest church in England and is a fine example of Norman architecture. And I learned that Norman and Romanesque architecture is basically the same thing. Some key points to Norman architecture are vaulted ceiling, thick piers, arches, and a curved area near the nave. And the great thing about going to the Tower of London is that they let you take pictures, unlike Windsor Castle, Westminster, St. Paul’s Cathedral, St. John’s Church at Windsor, among others.

After that we had to walk to St. Bartholomew’s, which was barely spared in the great London Fire, which was near Barbican. It was a long walk, or at least seemed that way because I had a backpack and my shoulders were starting to hurt.  We couldn’t go in because they closed to the public. We had to walk because some girls were late due to power failure on a Tube line. So here I am writing about all this in little detail because well…I just don’t think anyone would want me to go into great detail.

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