Let it Be...

Trip Start Jan 04, 2006
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Trip End Apr 28, 2006


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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Alright, I know its been a while. Things have been crazy here..so here finally are the pictures from our Liverpool field trip last Friday. Steve Millward took all 17 of us on a coach 35 miles to the west to Liverpool, famous port and even more famously the home of the Beatles. I like the Beatles, I've never been a die-hard fan, but it was really fun to see where they were born (even concieved...umm...) and raised and where they got their start in bands and stuff. Steve knew just about every detail of all of the fab four's lives (and their songs). He was born and raised there, so I guess thats where the obsession starts(even born in the same hospital as John Lennon). All morning we went around to all the locations and then went to Albert Dock for Lunch. It was GORGEOUS. This port was a main port for immigrants to hop on boats and sail to Ellis Island. So cool connection to the states. It is still used, but not in the same way. Then we had a choice on what to do for the afternoon. I chose to pay the 6 quid to slap on some headphones and walk through the "Beatles Experience" museum (figured I'd stick with the theme of the day..) it was incredible. I didn't listen to every single thing the tour guide on the tape said, but instead decided just to get lost in the walk through the recreations of the Pubs, clubs and recording studios that helped send the Beatles to the top of Pop Music history. It was crazy how realistic everything was, and detailed all aspects of their lives during their rise to fame, and their fall from the top. At the end, there is one room that is an exact replica of the white room, where John and Yoko locked themselves in and wrote Imagine. It was so powerful (I even teared up a little..). The tape stopped, and Imagine was playing in this pristine room that was only white. A grand piano was the only thing in the room, and on top of it was a picture of Yoko and John, and John's famous sunglasses. On the opposite wall from the replica, was the story of John's death (assasination, I guess you could call it..). It was just moving...
The rest of the weekend was spent hanging out w/ Brits at the Bop (a "dance" and bar in the bar in my accomedation), running, and going to Museums in Manchester. Saw some real mummies (gross, but interesting). Also went to the Art Gallery, which was fun...spent almost 2 hours just staring at Pictures...This week is going much slower than last, I think that everyone in my program is simply dreading next week (what we like to call hell...). We have 3 projects and a test. Was going to go to Bath and Stonehenge this weekend, but decided to postpone it until next weekend (after everything is over...). So, that will be booked soon. Yesterday I finished booking me and Luke's spring break adventure (Paris and venice.. :o) ) and Booked flights to my Tuscan Easter Getaway..Mmm...Can't wait.
The following pictures are from Liverpool, the Museum, and Kareoke Night at Footage last night...
Keep following..I'm having more adventures everyday... :o)
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ben2u
ben2u on

Hey Kelly!
Sounds like you're having a great time across the pond. Glad to hear and see it! I enjoyed the Beatles pictures from Liverpool. Keep on postin' .............

Not really ben, but
ben2u

merbear
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you are so cool!!
liverpool sound so awesome, loved the pics. and...paris and venice?? that is soooooo amaaaaaazzzzzing!! i looooooved venice, i was only there for a day but i had some free time and ate in the cutest tiny little pizza house where no one spoke any english and we ordered by pointing at the menu, and the pizza was the size of your plate and it was the best pizza ever! and i hope i get to see paris when i visit hannah. i think i will...toulouse where she'll be is like 8 hours away...anyway. that's so awesome. i hope you and luke have the best time evar. i miss you soooooo much! it was so cool to talk to you i am so glad you called me! there was an echo, like two seconds after i said anything i heard myself in the background, it was weird. anyway. i love you sooooo much! good luck on your school stuff! keep having lots of fun and being safe! you look so cute in all your pics ;-)

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