Six Years Ago - What?

By Martina - Monday, August 14, 2017

Right now I feel like I've just come back from a weird dream. I was looking through the pictures I took the first time I visited the UK, back in 2011. For a moment I just lived in those memories. I was still in London (not only there though, I'll explain later), but in the London of six years ago. King's Cross was being renewed, the Shard was being built, the Olympics were yet to happen, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 was in the cinema. 

In July/August 2011 I spent two weeks in Stafford for a Summer school. During that time I also visited Liverpool and Stratford-upon-Avon, and on the last weekend before flying back to Milan we went to London. 

The whole experience has been fantastic, and it's something I would recommend to any student. During that time I also made many new friends (one ended up becoming one of my best friends - I'm talking about you Vava) and deepened my friendship with the people I already knew.

Here are some pictures. Welcome to my personal memory lane.

The campus where we were staying was really beautiful

The weather in Liverpool was magical - we had such a great day

As you can see I was already into artsy pictures

Stratford-upon-Avon looks like it came straight out of a fairytale

Finally in London! I had been waiting for all my life, I am not joking


The British Museum's building is stunning

I was so proud of this picture, I even had it printed professionally and kept it in my room

PS. I am so sad for my beloved Big Ben - they're going to keep him hidden for four years, that's such a shame, I will miss him so much.

Martina x

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