Stepping Back in Time.

Last night was cold, dark and rainy - what better time for a history lesson? I tagged along with a fellow Aussie teacher I recently met, to do the Jack the Ripper walk.

There were loads of other people on the tour, which made it a wee bit hard to hear - but our guide had a nice booming voice and a very funky cap, so that made it all okay. You'll have to excuse my grainy pictures, the light was terrible & my hands so cold!



We visited lots of sites in the East End that are still standing all these years later - including spots where the victims were found. I must say though, the gorgeous dingy building blocks were spoiled by the modern carparks and buildings that were adjacent to them. Old meets new and while it's intriguing to see, it's also a bit of a shame. You've got to leave a lot of what it might have looked like then to the imagination.



I found the Jack the Ripper history and conspiracies really interesting back in high school, and that still rings true today. Definitely worth adding to your list of things to-do in London - I know I'll be going back for a few more different walks in the future.


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15 comments:

d said...

that stuff is so fascinating. i'm definitely doing that if i get to london this year.

Dutchess of Kicball said...

I know it is kind of morbid curiousity, but I am so enthralled by things like that. Now all I want to do is surf the web for Jack the Ripper information. Maybe I should wait to do that during day light hours to avoid freaking myself out a bit.

katelin said...

oooh that is fascinating, but would definitely freak me out, haha.

AuburnKat said...

All is ok when there if a funky hat involved!

I've always wanted to do that tour...I really need to travel across Eurpoe someday!

QueenBee said...

I know! Stories like that always interest me!

~Mum~ said...

ohh i'm loving that you are seeing and doing all this stuff you've always been interestedi'm so envious !!! -

Katie said...

That sounds like great fun - and a little freaky too. There's still a debate as to who Jack the Ripper was, isn't there? Did they mention that? Either way, I'd be creeped out!

James said...

They do tours for things like that? How bizaree. Hope it didn't give you nightmares.

angela said...

Quite interesting. I did a similar walk of "haunted" places in New Orleans once and found it so fascinating.

Raven said...

Definitely plan on doing that walk someday.

Also, am I going to have to send you some gloves?

Virginia said...

That is so cool! And just so you know, I consider ANY time to be a good time for a history lesson. (I am a huge history nerd.)

Kirsten said...

Boyfriend has that tour on the top of his list for whenever we get to visit London. I'd love to go back again - I haven't been in nearly 10 years!

Jacinta said...

Oooh this is such a great tour, I did it when i was there. Had always planned to do more and never did. Kick myself for it now. There is so much interesting stuff to do. Enjoy!

Laurel said...

Jack the Ripper would creep me out too-too much, especially at night. You're brave!

ashley said...

People can't help but be fascinated by ol' Jack. But man.that had to be creepy.





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