Friday, June 22, 2012
Yeah, I'm a sap for all things English. Who else could get choked up thinking about the Blitz while taking a bus tour?
Highlights so far: astonishing fish and chips at a little local off the Edgware Road. The exhibition of portraits of the Queen at the National Portrait Gallery (Annigonis! Beatons! Even a Snowdon or two!). Excellent Chinese (something almost unheard of in the Sandlands) down toward Soho. And pubs, pubs, pubs, many full of the most attractive gentlemen. And of course, statues of lions. This one stands on the South Bank, looking histrionic. I can't tell if his expression is more Burden of Empire or Forgot my ATM PIN, but he's pretty beguiling, no?