Sunday, July 31, 2011

george orwell wuz here

You see commemorative plaques all over London but the ones dedicated to authors tend to excite me the most.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

strawberries and cream

Wimbledon may be long over, but you can still enjoy strawberries and cream in this lovely summer weather.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Haggerston Park

After weeks of rain and depressing cold temperatures, we finally had a hot sunny day yesterday. And, lucky me, I was scheduled to help out at a neighborhood festival in Hackney. This is what summer (ought to) look like in London.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Queen Mum and Jockey

The Queen Mother and a jockey grace a monument to the former's memory near Buckingham palace.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

hey, thanks, guys

This very odd monument in Regents Park was put there by some guy in India who was just so grateful that English troops protected him during the "Mutiny."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

St. Pancras Hotel

The St. Pancras Hotel just underwent an extensive renovation project (presumably in preparation for the 2012 Olympics, like everything else in this city). The scaffolding is finally gone and it's very impressive. Apparently, you can tour the inside for £20--yeah, that's not happening any time soon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


This gentleman can be find on the column in front of Buckingham Palace. Is he a blacksmith? I like trying to work out the symbolism of statues like these without actually knowing any of the history.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Need to get some work done on your laptop? Why not head to the British Library?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Film set

Film set in Bloomsbury. Wonder what they were filming with all those suitcases.

Friday, July 8, 2011

hand-drawn maps

Museum of London and Londonist blog collaborated to put on this exhibition of maps hand-drawn by Londoners. Each one reveals a different side of the city or a different way of understanding a neighborhood. The trendy academics call it "psychogeography." Definitely worth a visit.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Potterheads had taken over Trafalgar Square last night in preparation for the world premiere of the last Harry Potter movie this evening. I do not envy them that night's sleep.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011


The tennis is over, but you can still buy souvenirs.

P.S. Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! Wimbledon and Fourth of July always go hand-in-hand in my mind.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Nadal def. Murray

Made it in to Wimbledon last night. Watched Murray lose from this spot on Murray Mount. Ate strawberries and cream and drank Pimm's. A lovely Friday night.

Friday, July 1, 2011

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