Callidus July 2002 Europe Trip, London

We're staying at the Duke's Hotel in London, a fine manor-style small hotel...

Having been trapped on a plane for hours, we set out to explore the Piccadily Circus area and hit on Covent Garden before too long...

My initial theory was that Covent Gardens used to be a train station, but an Englishman read that and wrote me to say that it had been London's largest fruit and vegatable market. That's quite a market!

Of course this is thirsty work, so we wound up at the Crusting Pipe Wine Bar, where I had an excellent glass of Offley Boa Vista port

Reed and all the others at the wine bar seem enthralled...

This young opera singer put on an amazing performance...

Taking the old girl out for a spin. Nice Rolls, eh?

Many interesting small buildings in this part of London...

Making her living literally doing absolutely nothing--it was hard to see her even blink...

Speaking of not moving a muscle, what trip to England is complete without one of these pictures? He's on guard near St James Castle

The Mercedes-Swatch Smart joint venture is extremely successful in Europe. We saw them everywhere. In Italy, parking was so congested you would frequently see them parked stern in.

I like architectural shots...

St James Park...

Wellington looks lonely up there...

A couple from Boston we had drinks with...

Off to Italy...

 
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