Saturday, February 18, 2017

And The Rest

All that's left from our three days in London are these random shots (click to enlarge) and stories.

NORTHERN SPAIN/SOUTHERN FRANCE. THE PYRENEES.
WALKING AROUND SOHO AND CHINATOWN.
SAN GERALDO (TELLING A FISH TALE?)
LUNCH AT BALAN'S SOHO SOCIETY.

OUTSIDE OUR SPLENDID HOTEL,
MONTCALM LONDON MARBLE ARCH.
ALARMING...
MARBLE ARCH. ONLY THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE KING'S TROOP,
AND ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY CAN PASS THROUGH THE ARCH. NOT FAIR!
CROCHETED CORNER WINDOW AT SELFRIDGE'S.
THE DOWAGER DUCHESS WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS.
SAN GERALDO: "THEY HAVE BEER SOUP???"
ME: "NO... IT MEANS... OH, NEVER MIND."

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    1. Judy:
      I was going to write about it in more detail but don't know if I will now. Sorry! But check out their website. We had a Club Room, too, but weren't there long enough to take advantage of the Club or the spa (free). Breakfast, also included, was phenomenal. And the staff were a joy.

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  2. Very nice digs. Love that sign...I have had a few liquid lunches :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      We loved the hotel and the staff, from all over the world, were beyond compare. Would love to go back.

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  3. I remember my visits of long ago to Soho ... h'm enough said about that I think. So who is the big fellow hiding behind the wall in front of the Hotel pray ?

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    1. Heron:
      That's Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish architect who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during WWII. The monument is near the Western Marble Arch Synagogue and near the Swedish Embassy in London.

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  4. Wonderful photos Mitchell. Love the "Slug and Lettuce" pub. SG looks very intense telling his tale!
    Thanks for sharing your trip.

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    1. Cat Lover:
      Thanks for coming along with us!

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  5. Great pics, and that burger looks incredible.

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    1. Stephen:
      That burger WAS incredible... and so were those chips!

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  6. I'd probably be arrested trying to find a way through the Marble Arch .... especially after my Beer soup!

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  7. it was a great trip for your. I love London

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  8. SG is describing some roosters (since it IS the year of the rooster) he saw in chinatown (hee hee), looks like a YUGE american-style pub burger, I LOVE the crochet corner (so colorful!). "all you need is beer"

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    1. anne marie:
      Oh, another cock and bull story! The large corner window was wonderful. The burger was excellent and gigantic (I refuse to use that other word anymore).

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  9. My father and I were just talking about London today. He says that I HAVE to get there and experience it. He saw it during the war and was still impressed.
    Maybe SG was telling you the size of the burger he wanted?

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    1. Jim:
      It's changed a bit since WWII but it's still an amazing city. I wish I could remember what Jerry was talking about.

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  10. I assume you mean, "the Professor and Mary Ann." And, that knife through the burger looks positively threatening!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks for catching the reference. The servers jam the knife through the burger and board. Ours must have been getting out some aggression. I had to fight to get it out of the board. Me with a knife? Not a good combination.

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    2. that would be like cooking.

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  11. I suppose that's one way to kill a hamburger.....

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    1. Willym:
      It was a bit scary (for Jerry) watching me extract it from the board. I'm not the best with sharp objects.

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  12. your shot of Soho and Chinatown looks like Germany. Great food shots.

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    1. Laurent:
      You're so right. At the time, it simply struck me as an odd/interesting view.

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  13. I had some soup last night

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    1. Ron:
      The servers stab the burgers (and boards) as they take the orders from the kitchen. Ours must have been getting some aggression out that night (although he was a gentle sweetheart). I had to fight to get that sucker out. And me fighting with a knife is not a good situation. Jerry got really nervous, but I managed to do it without slicing my hand open.

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