Sunday, 10 January 2010

A photographic tour of my home for the next year.

For photos of UEA, especially Norfolk Terrace, have a look here. If you want to know more about what Norwich looks like, check these photos out.

My day started with a walk around the lake, a walk I've been meaning to do for a couple of days now. It's very pretty with all the snow, and I can't wait to explore some of the longer walking tracks in the area. There were lots of people walking dogs and jogging, but also a few other dawdlers like me. The area of land the uni has is quite impressive, and I imagine it will have a few more stages of beautiful as it goes through spring, summer and autumn.

After that, I headed into the city with Mo, a girl from Maine who's here for 6 months. We didn't really have a plan, just to get an idea of the lie of the land, buy a few things and end at a supermarket.

We were pretty excited to have our first trip on the top level of a double decker bus.

We wandered, saw some old stuff, didn't go into any museums or anything, but generally got an idea of how the city fits together. It's quite small - apparently wasn't affected by the industrial revolution so the street plan is the same as that set out in the medieval period, and it hasn't moved very far outside the original city walls. We're told it takes about 15 - 20 minutes to walk from one side to the other.

We ended in the supermarket, where I bought supplies for the next (hopefully) week and beyond - I doubt I'll use an entire packet of lentils or rice in a week... Now my cupboard has food in it, which is exciting. Still don't have any bread though...

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