Majestic Castles, High tech trains. Europe can be a pretty unusual and busy place. So going there last summer is the best thing that has ever happened to me. If it is such an unusual and busy place why did I choose going there as the best thing that has ever happened to me?
I guess I’ll just have to tell you…
The food is as tasty as the finest chocolate you’ve ever eaten. Whenever I needed a snack we would get a pain au chocolat. Since food is so expensive, my brother and I had to share a hambon e fromage (ham & cheese) and an orangina. In London we always had a scrumpsious breakfast of eggs, toast, cereal and bacon made by Sue. Once we had fish and chips, and I wish we had more.
Cars streaking, bells ringing, Europe is a place for noise. Near Westminster Abbey Big Ben chimes as loud as an elephant on a rampage. But in Paris Notre Dame sings its sweet tune. In the metro station an earsplitting noise comes from a train roaring down the track.
The art in Europe is amazing, the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, Egyptian Hyroglyphs, everything you could imagine. The British Mueseam had Greek, Egyptian, Chinese, and modern artwork. In the Lourve there are statues and paintings and weavings and hangings. When we were in Toulouse, we went to the art museam where my cousin had a little paper thing on display.
London, exquisite and unique, was the last place I went on my trip. Sue, our bed and breakfast owner was very pleasing. She gave us instructions to our tube/subway stop which we needed very much because everywhere we went and everything we went to had a tube stop. We went to Greenwich, where the prime meridian is, and stood in two different hemispheres at once. We also went to Westminster Abby. I saw the gaves of Henry VII, Elizabeth I, Mary I (aka Bloddy Mary) and Chaucer.
Europe, as I found out, isn’t just unusual and busy but fantastic too. What I thought at first was “Oh it’s just going to be just a lot of paintings and churches”, but when I went I found I was completely wrong. I chose going here as the best thing that has ever happened to me, and if you go to Europe I hope you will too.
[Editor’s note: This essay was written by Elijah for a 4th grade writing assignment and reposted here with permission.]