Tuesday, September 30, 2008
First off, I have to say that after London I went to Paris for a few days. But I left my Polaroids at my friend Vicky's apartment and I am waiting for them to arrive in L.A. After I returned to Paris, I went to Manchester to stay with Adam and his family. THEN we took the train up to Edinburgh for the day. Are you following all of this? And holy God was it gorgeous. This is a city I could really get down with. I think it's like the Seattle of Europe. More details to come.
Monday, September 29, 2008
I think my favorite place in London was Westminster Abbey. That and the two Tate Galleries. When they asked for twelve pounds admission, that sly devil Adam said, "I just want to say a quick prayer, mate." So we were directed to the side of the building and ushered into a little prayer room. I said the Serenity Prayer. Then we waited for the security guard to back outside and we tuck-and-rolled past him into the church. Kidding. We just walked. It was so gorgeous and sublime, and it's like every person in history is memorialized here. I loved seeing all the composers, especially Benjamin Britten. And there was a corner that featured every author and poet of note. As Adam said, this would be the best place to cure writer's block. If I could write there every day, I'm sure I would be Shakespeare, Milton, T.S. Eliot, the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen all rolled into one. Maybe not, but I do like to delude myself.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Adam and I took the tube and those fabulous double decker buses around the city. I popped my head into many museums--the two Tate Galleries were my favorites. We stopped at Harrod's in Kensington to buy tea, but it reminded me too much of Vegas. Seriously, it felt like I was in Caesar's Palace. We had lunch at a Polish restaurant that had a functioning dumbwaiter. In the evening I went to a concert at St. Martin's in the Field, while Adam met his parents and went to the last night of the Proms in Hyde Park. He tried to convince me to go, but going to SMitF has always been a dream of mine. How nice that it was just around the corner from my hotel in Trafalgar Square.
Hi. It's me. I'm back. As many of you know, I recently went to London, Paris, Manchester and Edinburgh. It was fantastic, and now it's time to post the pics. This is the first Polaroid I took from my hotel room in London. I was so excited, I took this picture and went to sleep.