Sunday, September 16, 2007

LONDON CALLING ...!

As I winged my way to London this morning I couldn't help marveling at what a small world it is.  Right there with me on United Flight #394 to Heathrow were two 7th and Montana regulars:  My friend Cathy L. -- who is on her way to Oxford to shoot a documentary before joining her husband, J.P., on his book tour -- and a Certain Mystery Woman.  I don't know the Mystery Woman but she looks like one of the "Regulars-in-a-Rush" at 7th and Montana (see photo for further evidence).  Speaking of "rush," London is one of my favorite cities but I'm only here for a day.  I squeezed in a quick trip to the British Museum to take another look at the Rosetta Stone and, as long as I was there, I couldn't resist visiting the controversial Parthenon Friezes which the Earl of Elgin so deftly scraped off the side of the Parthenon and shipped to Britain 200 years ago.  On my way out, I passed a smiling Ramses the Great, a scowling refugee from Easter Island and more Mummies than you can shake a stick at.  I then walked around London's "media neighborhood" where I'm staying, down Oxford Street, through Soho Square and beyond until my iPod, my cell phone and I all ran out of juice.  Now I'm weighing my options for dinner.  Nearby restaurants include "Jerk City" (a man standing near Oxford Circus holding a "Jerk City" sign tried his best to convince me that the restaurant is not filled with jerks) and the ever-popular "Bite Me," a snack bar for people with obvious bad taste.  On second thought, maybe I'll order something from Room Service ...!

9 comments:

cnstarsbabee said...

Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I almost feel as if I were there myself...Wish I were...Someday maybe...smiles...
                                                                                                   Lovins...
                                                                                                   TrayCee

tenyearnap said...

Do you ever spend more than a day in one time zone? Busy, busy. Your hotel room does look very cozy. Have a good flight. --Cin

bvaneps834 said...

our son in law is over there too at a medical meeting---he should be coming home today (sunday). Sounds like you got to see a lot in one day!! Barb

ab45yui said...

Loved the photos, and I'm with you on room service over bite me and jerk city...lol!  Never been to England, had an opportunity and missed it.  Maybe some day!  Until then, guess I will live vicariously thru your travels as you share where you've been!  

mpnaz58 said...

My, what a world traveler you are!!  I never knew...you are probably some famous big wig who I've heard of a million times...heck you're probably on the front page of the tabloids I see while waiting to check out in the grocery line...and to think that I knew you when you hung out at 7th & Montana!!  Don't they have a Starbucks in London??  Maybe a sandwich or fruit & cheese platter...can't go too wrong with that...
xoxo ~myra

beckiepainton said...

well if id have know you were a few miles away from me downt he m25 i would of hopped on a mega bus to meet you!! Ive never been to the British museum but wanted to go for years, i love egyptology and dead things!! Beckie x

beckiepainton said...

ps, some fast food outlets in soho have secret back rooms for special services, if you know what i mean,the names give you a hint to what to expect, bite me, ahem and jerk city, well all sorts come to mind. Beckie x

princesssaurora said...

Long way to go for just a day!  Thanks for the Rosetta stone pics... someday I hope to see it in person myself!  

be well,
Dawn

gazker said...

You did all this in a day and worked too? I liked the place next to bite me better, the walk in back rub! Very strange! Next time you are over let me know, I will recomend some places to eat and might even join ya ok? Was your hotel in Soho?
Gaz