Here at the Abbey, there's a British faculty member who's also an early modernist, and it's delightful to chat. Unlike at home, where most of my conversations with the other early modern person in my department are about bureaucratic stuff, and not early modern anything (and we don't seem to have ever really become friends), we don't have much bureaucracy in common here, so mostly we chat about early modern stuff. It's fun getting our geek on and knowing the other person is making the same connections and such.
At Bletchley Park the other day, I went with the student group and some other faculty folks. And I noticed, the students really fly through things. They pass through the museum almost without stopping. The other faculty folks and I, in contrast, were listening to explainers, reading stuff, and so on. And so, by the end, I would have been happy to spend another hour or two there, and the students would have mostly been happy to leave an hour earlier.
It's similar when I talk to them about visiting, say, London. They'll say they went to Westminster Abbey, and I'll ask which part they liked best, or did they go see this other part, and they'll say that they didn't go in, just walked past the outside. It seems to me that if you're just going to walk past the outside of a building that's more interesting inside, you might as well just look at a picture and save yourself the effort.
But I am old and grumpy, I guess.