Victor Huang Photography
21Jul/142

Oxford Study Tour UK Day 11-12-13

I know it's day 14 here. I apologize for not updating the last couple of days. I have had a feeling of winding down on this trip since it is the last week. In addition to that, since I'm taking two classes, I have had to buckle down and read and do work instead of running around the town.

On day 11, we went to London. In the morning we went and did door to door witnessing and also handed out tracts on the streets to invite people to a church. We got a lot of doors shut in our faces and a lot of people refusing us, but some of the group were able to have good conversations with people.

Afterwards, we went to visit the British Library which had some amazing pieces such as the magna carta and a lot of original documents. I especially loved that they had orignal pieces of music from a lot of famous composers such as: Bach, Debussy, Handel, and Chopin. I have played piano pieces by them when I was younger and it was cool to be able to see some originals by them and see their notes and scribbles. We weren't allowed to take pictures.

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After the library, we traveled to the British museum, which is HUGE! This place cannot be explored in one day. There is just too much history and culture in this place. It was pretty crazy how much they had. We got to see the rosetta stone and some walls from Ninevah. I spent the majority of my time in the China section (hah). They had a wonderful and full exhibit of pottery. I did ceramics in high school and it was one of my art passions in high school. It was nice to be able to see their techniques and how they did everything so perfect and with such precision....crazy!

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In the evening, we were released to either go back to Oxford or stay in London. A group of us stayed to watch Les Miserables. It was worth the money spent. It was done so well and with such emotion and passion behind.

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We arrived back in Oxford well past midnight. The next morning, we headed back to London for some more evangelism.

Afterwards we went to visit Westminster Abbey and was blessed to be able to see some things that we were normally not able to see. We got to see the shrine of St. Edward the Confessor. Wow, was this church huge! A lot of dead people have been buried or memorialized there. It was a wonderful yet short experience as we had to get going.

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We were given the same choice to stay in London or go back to Oxford. I opted this time to head back to Oxford since I was exhausted. I went to bed early so I could rest. The next morning, I attended church at St. Andrews. I would classify it as a more evangelical anglican church. I attended the more traditional service and had a wonderful time. The gospel was preached and I was encouraged.

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The rest of the day was spent reading and doing homework. In the evening, we had a group worship night with Dr. Keithley  preaching a wonderful sermon on 2 Corinthians 4: 7-18.

Today is very similar in that I have been reading and doing homework. I kind of feel like this trip is winding down and I have to catch up on all the work I haven't been doing. Some might say that I'm not utilizing my time fully in the UK, but I feel like I have done so much that it is ok to have a couple of days of relaxation. This afternoon i'm going to go with a group to have a full afternoon British tea.

The rest of these pictures are just random ones from my iphone or camera that I have not posted yet.

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Thanks for reading. Tomorrow we go to a Roman town called Bath, maybe i'll go take a bath there...

Victor Huang

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  1. Love the photos! That first one is stunning, all the books -drool-

  2. Thank you, Victor, for keeping us informed your trip. Indeed, it has been a wonderful experience for you to see so many things… Love, Dad


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