If you’ve been following along the last couple of years, you probably guessed that my absence here for a bit meant I was in my fav town: London. We’ve done most of the “tourist” things, so really we just wandered about looking at things this year.
Two of my fav things – train travel (for a tour of the Royal Opera House’s Production Studio for their sets and scenery about 20 miles from London) and cheese/pickle sammies. Pickle is really chutney, I think, and this is what I had for lunch EVERY day when we did the Coast-to-Coast across England. Deja vu!
This, however, is our usual way of going about London: The tube system. We used about 25 stations and passed through another 25 or so. I love this photo – all gleaming efficiency. You realize how far down you are under London once you take a couple of these up and up after arriving on a platform. The topper was a station that said take the elevator or walk up stairs equivalent to a 13 story building.
Below are a few more photos of textures and interesting things that caught my eye:
And, finally, for my fellow foodies:
Do not go here on the weekend – ack! crowds, but always lots to see and eat.
Actually a brewery in Greenwich. And you can walk up the hill and see the Astronomy Photos of the Year.
Nirvana! The London Review of BOOKS shop and cafe. That’s their special tea menu on the little clipboard. I’m sorry I didn’t have a camera the day I had white peony and rose bud tea served in tiny glass teapots on a teak box.