Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Academic Day 2: Stratford-Upon-Avon, The home of William Shakespeare
Day 2: Stratford-Upon-Avon This glorious village has done very well for itself within the realm of cultural heritage tourism. While maintaining its medieval charm, by capitalizing on William Shakespeare, it thrives with multitudes of shops and services. The Shakespeare theme has been a wonderful bandwagon to jump on for the villagers. Theatre and the arts is a medium that has no bounds, therefore, the sky is the limit to the imaginative industriousness of entrepreneurs. Next to Shakespeare's birthplace house is an all-Shakespeare gift shop, with fine quality items for sale at a bit high, but worth it, prices. Possibly the only Andrew Carnegie-funded historic restoration library structure is here. A Medieval structure of Tudor beam and whitewashed waddle-and-daub construction, the modern rehab is strictly interior based, with a cleanly linear design along with cleaverly exemplified historic details scattered throughout, such as windows, doors, and exposed beams.