Yesterday, we took our last field trip. We started by traveling to the London Museum. Our primary focus while at the museum was to see the London Stone and look at the mystical things that surround the stone. The stone has been placed at the center of London for may years and has played a main role in many different books and plays, especially one play by Shakespeare. While there, we did some research and learned that the mystical/magical qualities that the stone supposedly holds are actually all a myth. It is a legend that has been passed down; however, it was interesting to see the stone with the thought process of believing that there is something magical and then seeing it without. When I thought there was a magical or mystical quality to the stone, I looked all around, trying to find it and see what was so special about the stone. Once I found out about the myth, I only viewed the stone as a stone and nothing more.
After the museum, we met up with our class and teacher and started our journey to Highgate Cemetery. There we meet our professor’s father who was a super cute old man. When we got off the tube, we realized we had a long walk ahead of us. We had to walk up a very steep hill to make it to the cemetery. Famous people were buried there like Karl Marx, but overall, it was pretty creepy for me. I personally believing in properly burying the dead and only going to a grave if you want to pay your respects to that person’s memory. It felt weird to think of the cemetery as a tourist attraction, again this is just tied to my personal belief of paying respect to loved ones.