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ROSE現地レポート part4 「いよいよロンドンへ」

2011-08-25

 

Climbing onto the roof of the bell tower of Ely Cathedral. The only way up or down this 70m 11th Century stone tower was a narrow spiral staircase, but the view from the top was worth it, with the flat countryside of East Anglia (eastern England) visible for nearly 30km in every direction. Trying out a river bicycle, an eccentric form of transport popular in Ely on the slow-moving River Ouse.     Daiki, Chimge and a Moai. The British Musuem has over 7 million artefacts, spanning all times and all corners of the globe, and a morning there was barely enough to touch the surface. Truly one of the world's great museums.     Yusuke on the London Eye, symbol of the 2000 Millenium celebrations and the biggest ferris wheel in the world when it was built. At the top, riders can see the whole of London, and even as far as the countryside beyond.     Everyone together in Trafalgar Square, with the National Gallery in the background. We enjoyed the huge range and number of paintings inside, but those who preferred more modern entertainment had time to enjoy the street performers who thronged the square on a beautiful summer day.     Drinks together on our last evening at Cambridge before returning to Oxford, held in the Grove.