December 2011 A referee in a bee costume
As when Superman and Kryptonite, Russia and democracy or religion and reality meets,
tensions go high during the rugby-'Clash of the Titans' when Newcastle University and Northumbria University, the two major universities in Newcastle, play in the English rugby league. On a freezing cold November night the epic match took place in the outskirts of Newcastle with highlights like a referee in a bee costume, cheerleaders and a streaker. Unfortunately the rubbish Newcastle University won.
The week after the rugby match, Newcastle played Chelsea and lost(again).
The last month in Newcastle was very busy and most time was spend in the library.
Finally a few pictures from the coast n' stuff.
November 2011 Newcastle - Everton
For the people unaware of the footy-situation in England, I can reveal the mighty Newcastle United aka. The Magpies is doing pretty good! With a currently 3rd place in the league Newcastle is full of hardcore fans(the same who seems to disappear when football teams are doing less good). This year I'm one of them!
With a great hangover and bad breath, I met up with a bunch of guys at the local pub outside St. James Park(the stadium, okay!). A few beers later, as the 50.000 chubby half-drunk smiling englishmen arrived we made our way to our seats in the upper-level extremely far away from the field. Worth the student discount? No...
Thanks to a confused player from Everton who scored in his own goal and a awesome goal by Ryan Taylor, NUFC won! Great atmosphere and good football..!
Ryan Taylor after the goal. As shown he was awfully popular with the other players after the goal. Especially the guy behind him!?!
November 2011 Life in a Day
Life in a day is a crowdsourced documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010.
The film is 94 minutes 57 seconds long and includes scenes selected from 4,500 hours of footage in 80,000 submissions from 140 nations.
October 2011 My first and probably last Halloween party
October 2011 Edinburgh & London
A few weekends ago I rented a car along with mates from China, Spain & Sweden and headed towards Edinburgh in the north. On the way we hit the small beautiful city of Bamburgh, which has an impressive castle on the seaside and NOTHING else. The castle made the detour worth it though.
Edinburgh was alright. Nice old buildings, cathedrals, monuments..., a lot of old stuff in general. The trip was mostly focused on getting some photography done.
Since I'm still in the beginning of my semester in Newcastle, I figured it would be smart going a bit around the country before the exam-period starts. So last weekend we rented a beautiful little Fiat500 and went on a 5 hour-drive to London. Again all the tourist-sights were visited, and we weren't the only ones who had that idea. Damn London is full of tourists!
On our way through the streets of London we passed the Apple-store in Regent Street, which is one of the biggest in the world. The vast size of the shop is unbelievable, but what is even more unbelievable is the attention of the dead Steve Jobs..! Outside the store a large crowd was gathered to put flowers, half-eaten apples, post-it notes, pictures of their "god", personal letters, candles etc. In other words, what you would find in front of a religious monument anywhere in the world. Either Steve Jobs really was a brilliant man or people are loosing it, judge yourself!
Speaking of religion, we also had time to visit a building full of artifacts that directly contradicts the word of the bible(and other society-damaging books of the same standard)! The building is called Natural History Museum and holds an impressive collection of EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD!!! It really is a wonderful place!
Due to our tight schedule we only managed to look at the amazing 65-230million year old dinosaur skeletons, the whale-skeletons and of course the brand new Darwin Centre. A visit to Natural History Museum should be a mandatory part of growing up in the UK!
An exact model of how man evolved…
Finally a few pictures of London by night. Nice place after all..!
October 2011 BREAKING NEWS!!!
Capitalism is dead...
September 2011 A city within the city
I’m slowly getting use to living in England, yet everything is quite different from what I have tried earlier. I’ve found myself sharing apartment with some nice people from Canada, China, India, UK, US & Vietnam. Besides my roomies, another 300 students live in the same building as me, and another 30.000 in and around the campus, while 3000 employees ensure the daily running of the uni. In other words this place is massive! Just to mention a few facilities included in the university campus are several bars and restaurants, a nine-story library, sports arena, swimming bath, gym, oh and some teaching facilities as well.
I like it!
A few days after my arrival, Newcastle hosted the worlds biggest half-marathon called The Great North Run which is a charity-run for sick children. With its 55.000 runners Newcastle was completely shut down, except for the route of the runners. With a slight hangover I managed to drag my body down to take a few photos and to my surprise most of the runners weren’t competing to reach the goal first, but to dress the weirdest.
September 2011 Anders Maarup updated his current location to Newcastle Upon Tyne
For the coming year I will be studying MSc Project Management at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Once settled in I will be posting spam here about my time in the UK
July 2011 Viva la Revolución
Three weeks in Cuba with Bulle, Peter & Winther is over. Check out photos here
January 1435 Is this the first update on hejmor.dk?
Yes it is… More to come.