Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Exeter and Beautiful Devonshire

Here are a few of my Exeter conference photos – all told it was a pretty fantastic experience. The campus was situated high above the town and offered gorgeous views of the Devonshire countryside. Aside from all that the campus itself was very beautiful and actually reminded me a lot of the Huntington and surrounding area in the sense that it not feel like a typical English campus. The conference was a ton of fun (it gave me a chance to wear my new white dress and pretend to fondle statues, one of my favorite vacation activities) and I ran into a woman who is an expert on Anna of Denmark (a figure whom I have researched extensively and wrote my MA thesis on many years ago) and we had a wonderful talk which made me feel less like a grad student and more like a professional academic (which I guess is what I actually will be in a year or so) so the whole thing was great. Oh, and there was free food and booze. And pretty views. So yeah, a good time was had by this gal! Then it culminated in a three hour train ride back to London where there were no seats and I was literally pressed up against a window by the door the entire time. But I got a few “train ride scenery photos” out of it.









10 comments:

ergyerg said...

Looks lurvly! Love those countryside photos!
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Ms. Emily Ann said...

Gorgous pictures! I love how lush and green it is everywhere

Abi-Anne said...

These photos are simply gorgeous! Glad you had fun at the conference, and free food is always good!

julia louise said...

Hope you had fun :-)
Lovely photos.
Kisses.
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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

You are too cute!! =)
I love the pictures. I'm still so excited for your journey

Sonia said...

So pretty!

jess said...

It looks really pretty.

MarchMusings said...

So glad I popped in today. Love photos like this

The Owl's Closet said...

so gorgeous out there! thanks for sharing pics from ur conference trip:) u look so chic! thanks again for ur comment on my last post:) i really appreciate the kind and encouraging words:)

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Susu Paris Chic said...

I'(m just loving following your adventures... A professional academic in a year! Great!

I have some friends who are academics and I just love chatting with them. The best, the most interesting talks ever!

Your sartorial choices follow your lifestyle, way to go literary-glam gal!