Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Saturday in London

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Pub. One of millions.
Loved this: the historic plaque on the right commemorates George Freidrich Handel, who lived in this house from 1723 until his death in 1759. The plaque on the left for Jimi Hendrix, who lived there between 1968 and 1969. Cultural heroes, both.
 One of the many elegant arcades.
 Gentlemen's Hairdresser and Perfumer
Said hello to my mother at Canada House in Trafalgar Square - I scattered a few of her ashes here last year.
Big Ben bonging - an evocative sound. And those busses, behemoths traversing the city.
A plaque on the Thames commemorates the Battle of Britain, which defeated the Nazis and saved the world from Fascism. Every young man who gave his life for the cause is noted, and there are many Canadians. We thank you, with everything we have, for what you gave for us.
London from the Millenial Bridge - the amazing Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the memory of a great sea power.

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