I need to go back and do a phone box tour!
Photos from Friday and Saturday in London and away . . . .
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM:
And this: the London flat of Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty:
The blue plaque marks the home. This is a block from my own flat in Lambeth North.
Easter Sunday 2018. London, England.
I attended the standing-room-only festive Choral Eucharist at Westminster Abbey this morning. Tourists were everywhere, but enough of us were taking matters seriously that I knew I was in a holy place.
On the way to communion, I walked right over David Livingston’s grave!
And the Dean himself, The Very Rev. Dr. John Hall, administered my communion this morning.
At noon, with the service ended, I found the sidewalks around the Abbey and Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge to be jammed with tourists on a very chilly early Spring day. So half-way back to my flat, I jumped on a bus for the final blocks.
Luncheon was a Sunday pub meal of pork roast, crackling, Yorkshire puddings, potatoes, carrots, broccoli, parsnips, and applesauce. And a Fuller’s London Pride. I couldn’t finish it all!
Oh — and kale. I didn’t even try.
Now for Evensong at St. Mary’s Bourne Street, with the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The music list includes Harwood in A-flat, one of my favorite settings of the Mag & Nunc.
I love Caerphilly cheese.
Just love it.
This is my tea-time snack on Saturday:
The second new pair of cufflinks.
The rain was strong enough on Wednesday to cause water to back up in the streets of Westminster!
From the Borough Market in London, on a rainy Thursday:
I bout some Caerphilly cheese, vacuum-packed to bring home. This makes me happy.
And I spent an hour in Southwark Cathedral, just soaking up the silence.
And then I spent Maundy Thursday at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with a music list that included Duruflé, Michael Haydn, Stainer, Poulenc, and Frank Martin.