I just finished my second week of classes here at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. It’s hard to believe how fast the time is going by. Classes are so different here from what I’m used to at JCC. Instead of having multiples classes to go to each day, my class mostly stays in the art studio, and I work on art projects from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. School here is very much like having a job in regards to the way it is set up time wise.
The Scots have a holiday here on January 25 where they celebrate their national poet, Robert Burns. People go out to eat a traditional meal of haggis as they share poems written by Robert Burns. Haggis is a pudding of sorts made from a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs, spices, and other ingredients, and cooked in a sheep’s stomach — mmm! I was looking forward to trying some haggis on the holiday, but I wasn’t quick enough as all the haggis was sold out. I’ll have to move quicker next time. Ha ha!
I still enjoyed going out because my first art project was taking photographs of the town to use as research for an animation project. I would like to share some of the interesting things I saw around town.
This is a monument inside town square of a unicorn, Scotland’s national animal. A Seagull decided to rest there when I snapped this photo.
This massive church is amazing. I couldn’t find a date on the building, but I imagine it is older than the United States itself.