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... impressive shop.
I decided to take a bus back to central London rather than
use the underground. My double decker red bus passed through Whitechapel, a
poor neighborhood in the 1880s where Jack the Ripper brought terror with his
killing spree. This neighborhood is still poor because now it appears to be
mainly inhabited by Muslims. As the bus passed through the neighborhood there
was an open air market that stretched a half dozen or so blocks. I got off the
We woke today to pouring rain which looked like a day ruined. Fortunately the rain cleared and we made our way to the underground to see if we could master it and find our way to Oxford Circus station. With a little help we found ourselves on the other side of London and not much of a walk to Selfridge's store, the very same store which we had been watching the history of on the tv. Similar to Harrods the store took up a city block and is 4 floors of merchandise and something ...
I needed to give Carmie back all the camping stuff she had lent me so we decided to go out for ribs. First we walked all the way to the ribs place in Wimbledon only to see that it had closed down before we settled on Bills.
We still went for ribs (god yes I eat a lot of ribs...), had a bottle of wine and I stupidly agreed to go speed dating with her... watch this space.
Always nice to see Carmie- she is such a ...
... at this nice little French place that did rolls etc. He then showed us to St. Paul's cathedral and how to get to the Tate Modern. We spent ages there, it was really interesting and so strange to see real picassos and Dalis and Pollocks etc in person. For some reason I always get bored and angry by some of that art but most of it was beautiful. My favourite was this installation where this artist had edited together two ...
... wasn't too impressed by it. Maybe because it wasn't a real touristy time of year, it just didn't seem to have much activity and the building, compared to all the palaces and other things I had seen, was rather plain.
Before the sun set I headed back towards the pier to admire Big Ben and The Westminster Abbey. Both such large and visually attractive buildings containing a rich history and involvement with the monarchy.
I managed to get on the last ...