London, England

A week ago, I have just finished my lovely trip in London. Yes, I can never get enough of that wonderful city!Everytime I get there my mind says “Raluca, you want to live here one day!” – and I couldn’t agree more!

I don’t know what makes it so beautiful in my head but I feel like I belong and fit in there perfectly. If I’m not wrong, I believe this is my 6th or 7th time in London and I always manage to find new and interesting stuff to do there. And I am not even close to doing everything you can in London – I have still got loads of places to go to, loads of theatres to see, museums to visit and buildings to admire.

One of the most interesting spots in London this time has been the Science Museum, just a few minutes away from Hyde Park. Unfortunately, I haven’t been lucky enough to see the Web Lab exhibition hosted by Google – those guys were just packing up everything and telling me “We’re sorry, it was about time this exhibition was closed – it has been here for almost 1 year and a half!”. “Que dommage!” – a French man might say. Why haven’t I known about this? However, my sorrow has been eased by another exhibition about Alan Turing – Life and Legacy. Alan Turing (1912-1954) has been one of the pioneers of computer science, as well as a key codebreaker during the Second World War. He had an extremely interesting life and his ideas have shaped what we now use every single day – computers, laptops, tablets almost everything which has ‘a mind of its own’.

Now, this article is getting quite long so I might as well stop here, as much I would love to tell you more about the Science Museum, I can only truly recommend it to you, whenever you’ll get the chance to visit London. Below I attached some photos I hope you’ll enjoy (sorry for their quality – photographs are not one of my cornerstones ):

The pilot ACE computer

The pilot ACE computer

 

The Enigma Machines - used in World War II to send encrypted messages

The Enigma Machines – used in World War II to send encrypted messages

Mechanical Calculating Machine 1849

Mechanical Calculating Machine 1849

Computers in the 60s

Computers in the 60s

Big Ben from Trafalgar Square

Big Ben from Trafalgar Square

Saint Paul's by night

Saint Paul’s by night

the O2 arena

the O2 arena

Wembley Arena

Wembley Arena

Greenwich

Greenwich

On my way back home above the North Sea

On my way back home above the North Sea