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Madame Tussauds

I thought that Madame Tussauds  was the funniest museum during the hole trip. There was so much to look at and so many famous people there,  and its so cool that she has been able to do these dolls.

The best in there was the rollercaster as went araound and it was like a trip abaout how it was in London before,  and it was like a small village with waxdolls,carousels and animals.

Some of the famous people as was there is: Robert Pattinson,Emma Watson,one direction, Beyoncé and Donald Trump.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge was built for about 5000 years ago in Wiltshire 300 years before the Egyptians build the pyramids. There’s two types of stones, the sarsens and the small stones that’s called for the “bluestones”. We are not sure how the stones came or who built Stonehenge but some people believes that Aliens have built it but there’s really no proof and some believes that more than half of the stones is missing or just have fallen over, those who built it must have been really careful of where the stones should be because it’s exactly aligned with the midsummer & midwinter solstice, and also aligned with the northerly setting and southerly rising of the moon. The people that lived thousands years ago may have buried ashes from the dead people at Stonehenge.

More than 1 million people visits Stonehenge each year.

Stonehenge hasn’t always been looking like this, for about 50 years ago people moved some of the stones so they’re laying on each others, but no one really talks about it so that’s why we believes that the stones always have been like this and no one’s touched it since 5000 years back.

 

 

 

Jane Austen Centre

We were at the Jane Austen Centre in Bath but before we went to England we saw a Jane Austen film. The name of the film is Pride and Prejudice. I went so mad at Mr Darcy because they never kissed.

But first some facts about Jane. She was an author and started to write in a young age. Jane was born 1775 the 16th December  and she died 18th of July. She lived in Steventon, Hampshire until year 1800 when they moved to Bath and Jane didn’t want to move but she had to. The 5 years she lived in Bath she almost didn’t write at all.

There are very much people that like her novels. She sold books all over the world. People like her books because her humor.

We visit the Jane Austen Centre and the first we saw was Mr Bennet outside the door. Everybody who work there had clothes that looked like there were taken from 1700-1800. After we payed we went upstairs and saw a little movie about the museum. The man that were going to lead us we went to another room and he told us about her family. She had her mom and her dad and she had seven siblings. One sister and six brothers. We went downstairs again and we saw some pictures of what they think were Jane. They were not 100 percents sure. Then he leaved us we keeped going through all the texts about her and then we came to a space and you could try some clothes. Lia and I tried some dresses and André and Sebastian had some suits and hats. I think we were very pretty.

At the and we tried to write with ink and a feather. It was easier than I thought. They had like a little thing you could play with. It was like a little bowl and a ball.

William Herschel Museum

William Herschel museum is about him and what he did to be famous. The museum was very hard to find because the building was built like the townhall. I liked it very much because it was something new to learn, I didn’t know that he existed and was so famous. I  liked it very much because I am interested in astronomy.  So, I learned more about it. The big telescope was very interesting because it must have been difficult to build, I can’t imagine how they did  build it without machines.

So I can say it was very interesting and a really nice place to see so I recommend it for other people who are interested in astronomy. The next class that goes have to see William Herschel Museum.

Bath

 

That was a nice town with nice people. I felt very comfortable there. I was nervous about speaking english but me and Maja help each other and the people understood us and were very nice to us.

It was very beautiful there and I will go back with my family.

The food was very fat so the first days I had a stomach pain but Mcdonalds and Subway have very nice food so I ate that almost every day.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a museum that have wax dolls of famous people. It was very interesting and funny. Before we went there I thought that it was a normal museéum with old stuff but it was a whole different. The wax dolls looked so real that it was a little creepy but it was really cool to see it.

They also have a alien escape in Madame Tussauds and at the end of Madame Tussauds it was like short marvel movie that was in 3D. It wasn’t just in 3D because the chairs have some things in the back that popped out, moisture that feels like water splashed in the face and air that blowed in the back of my head.

St James’ Park

 

On our afternoon in London some of us went to St James’s park. We walked through a small part of the park and we saw so many beautiful things. I’ve never seen so many different birds in the same day and at the same place. In the park it was a lot of squirrels too, the birds and the squirrels were good friends. The lake in the park was very beautiful and all of the different plants and trees too. The park is located next to Buckingham palace.  If I go back to London some time i would like to go back to this park.

Englandsresan 2015 – dagstur till Brighton

För två år sen var jag till Eastbourne i England med min klass. Jag tänker tillbaka på den resan ganska ofta. Har nostalgi och vill tillbaka. Tänker på hur spännande och kul det var, och att vi i klassen lärde känna varandra på ett annat sätt än tidigare.

Jag kommer speciellt ihåg när vi var till Brighton på en dagsutflykt. Vi började dagen med att åka buss i ungefär 40 minuter. Bredvid mig på bussen satt en kvinna med jättesnygga naglar, och jag kunde inte låta bli att fota dem. Tyvärr hittar jag inte bilden någonstans ☹

När vi kommit fram till Brighton gick vi först till en turistbyrå och hämtade kartor. Efter det gick jag och några fler och åt på en restaurang där de serverade lunchbuffé med bl.a. pizza. Sen gick vi och ”strosade på stan” ett tag, och jag försökte ta lite artistiska bilder. Det gick väl sådär.

Efter det gick jag och två kompisar till Brighton-piren där det fanns ett litet nöjesfält med karuseller.

 

Vi åkte några åk, men spenderade mestadels av tiden i en spelhall där en av kompisarna försökte vinna ett Minion-gosedjur. Hon lyckades tillslut.

Vi avslutade vistelsen i Brighton med varsin milkshake, där vi träffade några andra som varit på egna äventyr under dagen. En av dem hade tappat sitt bankkort, så vi letade efter det en stund, men hittade det inte.

Det (ironiskt) roligaste under dagen var när vi skulle åka tillbaka till Eastbourne. När vi skulle hoppa på bussen visade det sig att man inte kunde ha allas biljetter i samma telefon som vi hade. Busschauffören ringde till bussföretaget, men vi blev tvungna att vänta på nästa buss, som inte gick förrän en halvtimme senare. När bussen sedan äntligen kom och vi fick åka hem var alla trötta, frusna och hungriga, men det blev ett lyckat avslut i alla fall.

Jag hade gjort vad som helst för att få uppleva englandsresan igen, och jag är jätteavundsjuk på dem som ska få åka nu i år.

//Vanessa Hedman, går andra året på gymnasiet

 

The Roman Baths

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Half the class went to the Roman Baths and half the class went to the Fashion museum.

In the Roman Baths you learnd about how the Romans bathed, and the history of Sulis Minerva (The goddess of water).

When you start your tour at the Roman Baths the first thing you would see is the Great bath, but only trough a window for now. Then you go to your left and trough a pair of doors. Now you’re outside and looking over the Great bath. You should also see eight statues that are over a centry old.
After you have walked around the terass, you go back inside and look over the Hot spring (The biggest in the Great Britain). The Hot spring is the sorce for the warm water in the Great bath (37*C). The water in the Hot spring is 47*C, I believe, at the surfus.
Now you’ll go down the stairs to the tomb chamber. Here you have some historical stuff like a grave, a scaleton and a old Roman hairstyle for welthy ladies.
After the tomb room you go into the room with the sacrifice alter. (Almost all the sacrifices happend here, hence the name).
Now you walk along outside to the Great bath. (Your standing along side the bath).
To your left is the East bath and to the right is the West bath. The East bath was hotter than the West bath, so people believe that the ladies bathed in the East bath.
Now you will walk back inside to the end of the tour. Here you can tast and feel the water. The water has 43 different vitamins in it, so it’s suposed to be really good for you.

And that is the Roman Bath tour!

By: Elsa Enbom Sundqvist

London

On Saturday, November 23rd, we went to a day-trip to London. We took a train around 8.45 AM, and we arrived in London (Paddington) after 10 AM.

From Paddington, we took the tube to Piccadilly Circus. We chose Piccadilly as our gathering place. Piccadilly Circus is easy to find, partly because it’s very central, but also because the traffic between the circus and the rest of London is good. In the southwest of the circus, a statue of the Greek god Eros is erected. And now, by Christmas, the statue is made into a huge snow globe!

piccadilly 2013

After a quick meet-up, we took our separate ways. We had to be at least two people in a group, and not lose each other. Some went to the shopping whilst other went simply enjoying London or window shopping.
By shopping, we mean that some people went all-in and took the tube to Westfield in Stratford. That is the biggest shopping centre in Europe. They have around 400 shops.

So the day was filled with fun stuff! Although, some people thought London was way too populated, ”smelly” and expensive for their liking, whilst others loved every single bit about it.

We got 20 pounds to spend on an attraction; such as London Eye or Madame Tussauds. Most of the people went to the London Eye. The sight there was incredible; to see London from above in the nightfall, when all the lights are shining and traffic is slowly roaring on the streets below you – like ants with lights. Just as if the city moves on in the same “big-city-tempo”, whilst you are floating above in the air where no one can see nor hear you. That is a beautiful sight that shall never be forgotten.

London big ben

(By Casper, Lovisa, Wilma, Moa, Oscar and Marcus)