Dr. Sean Lewis is wrapping up a trip with a group of Mount students in London. Below is a second blog post he penned and sent along to share here at MSMU Travels:
It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is almost over. Having lunch with some of our students at the George Inn—a pub frequented by William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens (not at the same time)—one of the group told me that each day of this week has been her favorite, for different reasons. That is how I am certainly feeling. It has been such a blessing to be able to share the beauties of London and England with Mount Students.
But Mounties have also had their hand in beautifying the city! We stopped by Southwark Cathedral after our tour of the Tate Modern to pay tribute to John La Farge (1835-1910). La Farge first fell in love with art at Mount St. Mary’s, and would go on to develop a technique for making stained glass that would be bought and used by Tiffany’s famous decorative arts. La Farge was an artist in his own right, though, and made the lower windows in Southwark’s Harvard chapel. The chapel is where John Harvard (1607-38) was baptized; Rev. Harvard would later go on to found a university in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1636. We are proud that the art of a Mountie graces this chapel in this beautiful and historic cathedral!
We look forward to sharing even more happy stories with you soon.