BridgetBridget Smith

Bridget is studying English and Creative Writing at SUNY New Paltz. She loves to write poetry and hopes that attending school in London will provide ample inspiration for her to do just that.

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Back In New York

How was it over a month ago that I sat in my room writing my “prepping for London” blog post?  How has a month gone by and how have I found myself writing the  “coming down from the emotional high that was one of the best experiences of my life” blog post?   In all
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(Almost) Back to America

Photos include: (1) The River Thames, which is right along my walk to school, (2) my friends and I at the dinner dance Kingston University threw us for the end of the semester (3) The Tower Bridge   I’m typing this as I simultaneously begin getting extremely well acquainted with the Oslo Airport in Norway,
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I Fell in Love With Scotland

(Seen in photos: (1) View from Stirling Castle, (2) Posing in the Highlands, (3) View from Edinburgh Castle)   “Surrealism” seems to be the theme for this trip, as I cannot believe I am about to type the sentence: “I just returned from my weekend in Scotland.”  How cool is that?! Scotland is easily the
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My Classroom is the Globe Theatre (No, really!)

(As seen in the gallery: (1) place setting in the dining room of Charles Dickens, (2) a hastily-taken photo of the Globe Theatre just before a woman told me the show was starting and I had to put my phone away, (3) a feature of the Golden Hinde that sailors would touch in hopes of
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I Went to Paris?

(As seen in the gallery: (1) A friend, Annastasia, and I trying fish and chips for the first time, (2) a comparative photo, because the size of a small coffee continues to blow my mind, (3) a copy of a painting of The Church at Auvers by Van Gogh, as well as THE church itself,
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Do I Keep Right on the Sidewalk?

(As seen in the gallery: (1) The London Eye, (2) Procession following the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace) When reading Richard II last semester, I remember my professor telling us to pay close attention to the speech John of Gaunt delivers at the beginning of Act II—one that is bursting with nationalism, describing
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Does London have Boston Creme donuts?

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -Saint Augustine   In just 8 short days, I will be boarding an airplane for the third time in my life in preparation for a month long, 6 credit summer session at Kingston University in London, England. As a commuter
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