February 17th, 2007 – by: Maureenie
Canterbury! See? Quaint!
I got a SWEET hook-up from Nikki through her Arcadia program and got to
go on a day trip with the Arcadia crew even though I came through SUNY
New Paltz. If that means nothing to you, just know that I totally got
to take advantage of the system today. First stop as a freeloader was
Canterbury. Nikki and I walked around... saw some old stuff... lots of
cobblestone... The highlight was probably Canterbury Cathedral. SUPER
old. SUPER famous. Beautiful inside. Beautiful outside. Beautiful
courtyard. I tried to take some decent photos. After the cathedral we
wandered around some more... since I didn't know I was going here until
the night before, I didn't plan very well... or at all, really... so I
didn't even know what there was to see or do... so we did a lot of
This is where Christopher Marlowe was baptised. Pretty neat, huh?
.. Then we found some park that I don't remember the name of,
with a hill with some monument on top. We climbed the hill. You could
see the city. It was... quaint, I suppose. I don't get as excited about
visiting small towns in foreign countries, I think, because I
grew up in a small town... probably why most of the places I've
traveled to since I've been over here have been cities... From the top
of this hill we were able to see some more old-looking stuff in the
distance, and so we went to see what that was. It happened to be the
Canterbury Castle... um, well... the remains thereof. There wasn't too
much of it left. I got way too excited about this and took a bunch of
pieces of the castle that were chipping off and were on the ground...
ha. Yes, there's a good chance that they aren't necessarily from the
original castle, but they totally COULD be, right? We'll just say they
were. So now I have pieces of a super old castle, and if you're lucky,
maybe I'll give you a piece.
Verdict on Canterbury: a GREAT place to visit for a day.
But probably just for a day.