In London, with drama attached

Not for me, but for the neighbours in our leafy, lovely neighbourhood. We are on the canal, where someone has expressed frustration, above the exhortation to “ Look Up and Love the World”:

Leaving an Indian restaurant, I saw the carefully-kept sign of what was once a pet store, now a bakery. What drama took place between monkeys and parrots?

One of the reasons to be here was to attend the Goldsmith’s Fair, a stunning show I shall write about later. Here, an all- too-apt quote from Jinny, in front of some treasures. The drama here applies to the sheer magnificence of British goldsmithing, on view in the 18th century guild hall. 

And perhaps the drama between restraint and indulgence. We will likely never see Jinny’s kitchen to learn the denouement.

But for now, more touring, to explore streets I loved thirty years ago!


Leslie M said…
Oh, I love London, too. I hope you are having a fabulous time. Can’t wait to see and read about the Goldsmith’s fair from your unique perspective. Personally, I don’t want to see the kitchen, but show me those earrings!
Jane in London said…
Welcome to my beautiful city! I hope you have a wonderful time in this endlessly fascinating metropolis. As Ray said, "as long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset I am in paradise..."

Jane in London said…
Oh, and have you yet visited the London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane? If not, you should:I think you'd love it there.


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