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On our way home from our trip to the north, we spent two days in London.

from Waterloo Bridge

from Waterloo Bridge

Ah, Waterloo Sunset remains one of my favourite songs ever. I have been an Anglophile since about age 12 so it is a thrill to me to see to see familiar place names.  Below:  London from Waterloo Bridge. I would love to see the inside of that round set of windows near the top right.

London from Waterloo Bridge

London from Waterloo Bridge

a street in Waterloo

a street in Waterloo

Chris said this was called the Diver's Helmet Building; the dome was made of copper.

Chris said this was called the Diver’s Helmet Building; the dome was made of copper.

Diver's Helmet building and street

Diver’s Helmet building and street

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Charing Cross bookshops!

Charing Cross bookshops!

a church in Kensington

a church in Kensington

private gardens

private gardens

Above, private gardens between row houses, with a private park in the centre.  I remember having a raging migraine during this afternoon walk, so I have more memories of interesting peeks through iron gates than photos of same.

Shakespeare's Head Pub

Shakespeare’s Head Pub

I think the Shakespeare’s Head is where we met a friend named Kevin O’Donnel.  He had befriended us while visiting Seattle and we would now visit him in his home, which I recall was in Brixton (another music reference for me by the Clash, whose song Guns of Brixton made me a little scared to go to the neighbourhood…but it was fine).

Or perhaps we met at The Old Shades pub…which may or may not be a Georgette Heyer reference, she who, along with Jane Austen, was a favourite author of my old friend Bryan.

Olde Shades pub

Olde Shades pub

Below, Wyndham’s Theatre, showing The Secret of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke from the Mystery! Sherlock Holmes series;  we went that evening.  It cost nine pounds and fifty p.

Secret of Sherlock Holmes

Secret of Sherlock Holmes

Wyndhams Theatre

Wyndhams Theatre

Jeremy Brett poster

Jeremy Brett poster

Charing Cross Bookshop by night

Charing Cross Bookshop by night

Silver Moon bookshop

Silver Moon Women’s  Bookshop

Motor Books

Motor Books

I had read an article in the New Yorker about off-beat galleries to visit in London, so here we were at the One-Off.

One Off Gallery

One Off Gallery

One Off had furniture made of metal.

One Off had furniture made of metal.

Here is a photo of Chris in the gallery; up til now you have just seen his back in photos.

in the One Off gallery

in the One Off gallery

Portobello Road

Portobello Road

Portobello

Portobello

Portobello

Portobello

taxi rank café, Portobello

taxi rank café, Portobello

And there ends a wonderful trip to England.  Some relationship problems have remained as faint memories, some still sharp, but the pleasure of traveling with a Leedsman has remained as a very good memory.

in a shop window, desirable objects, another favourite photo

in a shop window, desirable objects, another favourite photo

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