So this is how the London trip concludes: We left the internet cafe near Victoria Station (though really I should write a small essay on the adventure LEADING to that cafe, lost in the east side of London, tired, etc) and walked towards Westminster and Big Ben. We stopped for an early dinner. We crossed the Thames. We strolled the South Bank towards the Globe Theater where we had tickets to Othello.
The play was wonderful, especially after I recognized the actor playing Iago. He was on Blackadder. No thanks to the London Underground (and it’s turn-into-a-pumpkin at midnight schedule) we had to duck out during the last act to catch a train back to the hotel.
… where, of course, we crashed into bed and woke to spend the day getting to, through, and out of Heathrow Airport. Now we are home. Mostly rested. And back to work this morning.
Now I know most of you are probably visual folks so I’ve endeavored to spend some of my relaxing-time commencing the massive job of the gallery update. Yes, I took over eleven hundred photos on vacation. No, they are not all wonderful. But yes, I’m going to post (if not a majority) a whole lot of them. And this is going to take time.
To save the boredom of flipping through a chronology of our vacation, I’m taking a slightly different approach to vacation photos: themed sets. That is, I’ve been going through the pictures and pulling groups of pictures that are based around a theme. This might be something as obvious as a collection of views of the city. Or something as odd as a smattering of frozen faces. Of course, don’t forget to look at the latest twenty-five UK additions to the randomfeets gallery.
Album The First
Starting off sensibly, have a meander through our culinary adventures. Sure, we were a little cheap when it came to eating. But we did not starve, had a lot of odd delights (and turkish delights) and discovered how to feed an anti-mayo, sushi-craving (but raw-fish restricted), pregnant woman in London in Spring.
The above image links to London in Food and Eats, and it may answer such questions as: Who actually buys spicy lobster crisps in Harrods? Did Brad reach his goal of eating curry in the UK? And, how does one feed eight hundred hungry Oxford scholars?
Album The Second
Next, I ducked into the collection of “people-themed” pictures I took. This is what happens when Karin decides I’ve taken too many photos of her. The results are quite interesting, however. Or at least I think so.
The above image links to London in People Not We, and it may answer such questions as: Who’s that saucy chick with the prince? How many people go to London to take photos of cliched subjects? And, how many tourists does it take to fill a London city street in the mid-afternoon?
Of course, there are lots more photos posted, but keep checking back here for updates.