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Archive: September 28th, 2007

September 28, 2007: Evening in London


  Well after a rainy day the precip has finally moved out as of late evening.  There are a few sprinkles still around.  Hopefully the heaviest rain is over.  We are going to visit Portobello Market tomorrow.  This is a street (and indoor) market where you can find antiques and collectibles.  I visited the area last time I was in London and I had a good time.  It is fun to see all of the "stuff" that people are selling.  There are some nice antiques.  You never know what you might find!

  This afternoon we walked around Hyde Park.  This is a LARGE park for those who have not been to London  It seems to me that it is actually larger than Central Park in New York City.  I would say we walked for about 2 or 3 hours.  There are a lot of memorials within the park itself.  We stopped by the Princess Diana Memorial.  A few others as well.  We also dropped by "Speakers Corner" and listened to a guy preaching.  Speakers Corner is a portion of the park where people can get up and talk about anything they want.  Sometimes you will have a dozen or more people talking at once.  I would imagine there are a lot of politics being tossed around. 

  We had a great dinner at a Lebanese Restaurant.  The name of the restaurant is Al Hamra.  Great food.  I love Lebanese food.  Hard to find in Paducah!


 One of the memorials in Hyde Park



I love the huge lions





So these guards in from of the Queens Palace used
to carry rifles.  Not anymore.  Yeesh that is a big



London now has THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of these cameras.  Everywhere
you go you are on camera.  They track every car and every person!  Amazing
when you think about it.


All of these televisions sets have houses for sale on their screen.  The screen changes
every few seconds.  Soooo Tony…perhaps one day 🙂 


September 28, 2007: London, England


  It is a rainy day here in London.  We visited an art exhibit that Doug suggested for us.  Then we walked around and got wet.  🙂  It is amazing how many cabs there are when it isn’t raining.  🙂  I love the rain though…so it was all good.  I suppose David thought so as well.  At least I didn’t hear him complaining about the subject.

  A few photos from today.

That would be in the classic London phone booth 🙂



This is Beau Drummel – not sure about relation.  David thinks he is
definitely related to me.  I can see the resemblance.


That would be Franklin D. Roosevelt and Beau Dodson…oh and Churchill.