London in Black and White: A Photo Essay

Claire Turner is a student at Indiana University Bloomington and an ISA Featured Blogger. Claire is currently studying abroad in Reading, England on an ISA Fall 1 program.

I am incredibly fortunate to have such a fantastic group of friends here in Reading with me.  We were able to go to a lot of places and have a lot of fun doing it. I am sure I could probably write a novel about it maybe even a three-part series, but to save my fingers from typing and your eyes from reading all of that, I will pick out a few of my favorite photos from some of the great sites around London:

Tower Bridge
THE Tower Bridge.

Buckingham Palace: Doesn’t my future house look lovely? Hey, a girl can dream!
Parliament and Big Ben
Tour Guide
Rachita and her new tour guide friends.
Trafalgar Square
I will climb one of those lions, mark my words. I just need to grow an inch or two…or six
I know it is a really foggy day but this is my favorite view. Just a view down an everyday street then at the end you have Big Ben. Ahh I love it!

I have had a lot of people who are studying abroad next term ask me about making friends.  I will admit it was a huge worry of mine.  But I reassured myself that at least we would have one thing in common: that we would be in a different country.  However, I am so lucky in that I have such great people in my group that I get along with so well.  We definitely have more in common than being in England, but this fact allowed us to have all kinds of adventures!  We all live in the same area, and we eat our meals together.  At this point, there really is no getting around the fact that we are a family.  That has really been one of the major benefits of being at the University of Reading.  We are constantly together and it really has made us that much closer! I miss my Reading family already and I haven’t even left yet.

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