So what am I doing here in Hull? I am here for a work placement in the Hull City Council. During the 3 weeks in England I live in a host family with three more students who are also working for the Hull City Council. In this time I got many impressions about the work and the different sectors. The first week I have been in the city economy after in the planning and now in the major projects. It is a really good possibility to see the daily life of the Britain’s which is quite different to that from German’s.
During my time here I have learnt a lot about Hull and its’ culture. It is a really interesting und impressive city with a lot of history. There are so many things to see! For example the Queen Victoria Square which is in the heart of Hull. Around it you can find the Ferens Art Gallery which has a collection of paintings and sculptures and also masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals and many more. There is also the Maritime Museum which includes maritime arts and ships models as well as paintings and artefacts. Moreover there is the Museums Quarter which consists of four different museums: The Streetlife Museum in which you can step back in time and see 200 years of transport history, The Wilberforce house which is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, the Arctic Corsair a deep-sea trawler that was converted to a museum ship and the Hull and East Riding Museum with an Iron Age village, a Roman bathhouse and mosaics, Viking treasures and wooden warriors. There are also many alleys and little streets which are perfect for taking photos or just walking through.
One day I have been in The Deep which is a huge aquarium with a wide variety of fishes. I have even seen sharks, sawfishes and jellyfishes. It was really interesting because I have never been in such a big aquarium.
But it is not only the culture and the buildings which are interesting but also the people! They are so friendly and courteous and everybody knows so much about Hull and its’ history.
To finish I can say that Hull is a really interesting and beautiful city which you should have visited.