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!

iReligion
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!

Javi evolving at Tower Bridge

Finally a few pictures of London by night. Nice place after all…