Tag Archives: London

The Buxton Memorial

I know I must have seen this structure before on previous trips to London. It is right by Westminster and I have walked in that park on several occasions before. But I don’t remember it. Earlier this year though I took a closer look at the Buxton Memorial. It was erected to commemorate the emancipation […]

London Sunset

I had a piece of biting social commentary all set to go for today. Then I remembered that I had a social commentary post yesterday. I don’t want to be serious two days in a row, or not this week anyway. So instead three photos I snapped with my phone back in February on the […]

Buckingham Palace II

Today a photo essay – you got my thoughts on this place on Saturday.

Buckingham Palace I

I knew from the map it was at the end of St. James Park, and indeed, I could see it in the distance. So I headed over to visit for the first time since 1981. I didn’t have the courage to ring the doorbell though. In 1981 I don’t remember the street in front of […]

Who Would You Choose?

I live in a government town. A lot of the time it seems like people expect the government to pay for everything, including public art. But it isn’t the same everywhere. There are a number of statues in central London that were erected not at government cost but by the donations of people like me […]

The National Gallery

I had been walking around central London for about three hours, just drinking in the atmosphere. Wandering through Trafalgar Square I noted that admission to the National Gallery was free. I don’t usually mind paying for museums and similar attractions, not even the inflated places some of them charge. I know it costs money to […]

The Phone Booth

I think they leave them up for the tourists to take selfies. It’s not like anyone uses them to make a phone call. These days everyone has a mobile phone. I didn’t even look to see how much a call costs. The red phone booths are prominent in downtown London. They are an iconic image […]