While we were in Paris, we saw the Musee d'orsay. It's an art gallery in Paris. Inside, we went to see the Henri Rousseau exhibition and the impressionists exhibition. I'm going to talk about the impressionists exhibition because it was amazing. We saw a lot by a guy called Monet (pronounced mon-nay) who did some really pretty paintings of water. I found one that I really liked of the beach with some very pretty waves. By the way, impressionist art is more focused on colour than detail. Unfortunately you weren't allowed to take pictures.
Monday, 30 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
Interesting fact: I'm now in Germany.
We did this on the same day as Bunratty Castle and seeing as Bunratty Castle was so big it was very late when we arrived. But we still got to see everything. So anyway, the first thing we saw was, obviously, the Cranog. The Cranog was a manmade island made by iron age people. Not much else to say. The next thing was a hill fort. Which was, surprisingly, a fort on a hill. But underneath the hill fort was a little passage which ended with a ladder leading up to one of the huts. There was also a thing about some guy sailing around the world in a small boat to prove some other guy could do it, but I won't talk about that.
4. Flying back to London.
I felt sick for an hour. Coincidentally in the air.
Bath is a Roman town in Wales. What did you think it was? It's where the Roman baths are. Unfortunately I don't remember much. I remember the huge green baths and a opening of the natural hot springs, but not anything else. Sorry about that.
6.Flying to Germany.
Turn Germany into England and it's Tuesday. That doesn't work when you don't know what day it is.
Saturday, 21 May 2016
I haven't been able to blog lately because of lack of internet and I was staying with an grandaunty that was very anti technology. So, this will be a long post.
1. Bunratty Castle.
The day after we left the house I talked about in the last post, we went to a place in the other side of Ireland (The Republic of Ireland) called Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. One word: AMAZING. Multiple words: Very big. Bigger than the TOWER OF LONDON! THE MASSIVE IMPENETRABLE* FORTRESS WHICH IS MOST FAMOUS THING IN LONDON! Still very cool though. We did this "typical Irish night" thing where there was tons of people, you got this very nice lamb stew and there were a couple of people dancing and singing. This post is going to be very long if I don't move on.
*Unless you're a tourist
Saturday, 14 May 2016
The day before yesterday, I went to the natural history museum. We got lost. There was this moving dinosaur and there was SUPPOSED to be a "Living fossil" which was a preserved coinelithith? Conilefith? Coneilifif? A fish. Moving on to arriving in Ireland, and some things in Ireland.
So, the flight from London to Ireland was actually quite short, only a hour long. But once we got there there was a 2 hour drive in this stupid rented car, for half the journey the speed limit was in miles and the car only said kilometers, we went on a toll road without realizing it and I was carsick. But once we got here, it was really nice because my grandaunty Laine has this HUGE house with a massive back yard and it was just really nice.
Little bit about the peat photo, what you do with peat is, you scoop it up, dry it out and burn it. Don't get that stuff in NZ.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Yesterday we went to the Tower of London. More accurately, the Towers of London. There's the white tower, the wardrobe tower, pretty sure there's another one tower and the many more tower. Also, we did nothing yesterday, but we're going to the natural history museum today.
Monday, 9 May 2016
The day before yesterday, I arrived in London. We flew from NZ to Singapore to London. On all the planes I felt sick. Hooray. By the way, I'm only going to blog on the weekdays. Weekdays in England. Anyway, we went to Tilbury Fort. PHOTOS! And steep stairs.
Thursday, 5 May 2016
- Start the art.