23 October 2011
I got so wrapped up in my "homeland" stuff
that I forgot about London.
Here's a bit more..
Early in our trip,
while still slightly affected by jet lag,
we were picked up at our hotel
early in the morning.
We boarded a truly beautiful tour bus,
a Mercedes, no less...
drove through the streets of Marylebone,
collecting other travelers along the way.
Then, arriving at Victoria (tour station)
we boarded an equally impressive bus
that would transport us to another
place and time....
First, the station at 6:45 am..
Do not ask me what this means,
I can only imagine...
Other early birds,
on their way to work...
The Tour Guide,
a lovely woman, who I imagined
was the BFF of Twiggy in the 60's.
She was smart,
She informed us that when we saw
it would be indicative of "Victorian England",
that is to say the time during the reign of
Queen Victoria, which lasted forever....
or so it would seem from the sheer abundance of
her influence in this town.
Cities produce dirt....
lots of it...
hard to keep your windows clean,
much less the entire exterior of your home....
on their merry way to work...
This is a very, no VERY pedestrian friendly place...
But you must pay attention to which way the traffic is coming...
(they know us, and are prepared)
Crisp White Paint!
love that, too...
The very top floors of
town homes were typically
where the live-in help
lived....best view I'd say...
More to come....
Again thank you Georgianna
for reminding me....smiles.