Currently sitting in class listening to people’s presentations on their interview topic. I am not sure if I mentioned this, but I (along with everyone else in my class) have been working on an interview project for my class, Special Topics: London Stories. We were told to go out, find something interesting about London and gain interviews from every-day Londoners during our time here. A lot of people have come up with some amazing topics (as I am finding out now as people present). We were free to present it in any way that we wanted to (transcript, video, audio, magazine article, etc.) Anyway, I did mine on the pub we regularly go to, The Chilled Eskimo. I finished it up last week and all over our projects are supposed to go on a Temple website for everyone to see, but who knows how long that is going to take. So, I am going to post my finished product as well as my roommate, Steve, who did his interview topic on the elderly in London. Basically, Steve went around London interviewing the elderly and presented them by putting each handwritten interview into a bottle (like a message in a bottle). Our professor had a great idea to put all three interviews into a bottle and throw it into the River Thames here in London…well, the video below documents that–I hope you like them.
Steven Schaber’s Message in a Bottle
Zac Taylor’s The Chilled Eskimo
Before I go, here is my number 3 thing I can’t wait to have when I get back to the states:
Number 3: Pedestrians having the right of way.
In London, there are only a handful of places where the pedestrian has a right of way. And even when there is zebra stripes where you are allowed to walk, the cars don’t have to stop unless there is someone walking across (no stop signs what so ever). AND, if the car has to stop for a pedestrian, walk really fast and don’t look at them…they aren’t too happy about stopping.