Tag Archives: London

Good lord….

And now comes a report that a van has mounted a sidewalk on London Bridge, mowing down pedestrians.  And stabbings in Borough Market, the famed market and nightlife area built amongst the footings of the bridge.  

I just walked this area with Robin last summer, going twice to Borough Market, which felt like one of the safest places in the world with the panoply of people.  Food. Drink. The pot pourri world of London, all in one place.

And I continue to ask the question posed by Scriv’ner John in the Kansas City Star years ago:

On judgment day will zealots see Scaffolds waiting patiently?

God bless London.

And damn these zealots.


London day in pics

London Pass.  Kevin getting trapped in the gate at the Tube.  Banqueting Hall.  First sight of Big Ben.  Horse Guards.  Parliament Square.  Embankment Gardens.  Portabello Road. Pimms.

This has been a full and wonderful day.  And I had chicken curry for dinner.

Aboard the Thames Clipper service

I took the Thames Clipper service to Greenwich and back today.  The way up included photos; the return, video.  I’ll need to edit and prep the latter.

Here are shots from the outbound journey this morning at low tide.

Clock Tower and Big Ben

Here is a sound file of Big Ben.

From Tuesday, October 16, various studies of the Clock Tower at the Houses of Parliament: