|To Market For A
And a few other non-royal photos of our week in London
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Borough Market is located
under the elevated approaches to the London Bridge railway station,
adjacent to Southwark Cathedral near the South Bank of the Thames. Bob
was on the lookout for a public market, because he's addicted to them
thanks to Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.
||Borough Market made Bob
feel right at home. That's because Philadelphia's Reading Terminal
Market is built under the shed roof of what was once a bustling commuter
hub. A train coming out of London Bridge Station passes along the
elevated right-of-way over the market.
||Pork, both freshly
butchered piggies, as here, or various smoked varieties predominates,
though good beef could also be obtained. Not much fish, however. Other
than fish 'n chips, most residents England and Wales overwhelmingly
prefer protein on the hoof, even those located in seaside towns. Bob
tried, and failed, to find fresh local shellfish during our stay on the
Isle of Anglesey, though it's reputed to have excellent shellfish beds.
||In addition to bread
bakers, Borough Market also hosts purveyors of wine and beer and a few
sellers of condiments.
||The courtyard next to
Southwark Cathedral is filled with bakers, including many selling sweet
tarts, pies, cakes and pastries. No trinkets allowed.
|Jean Sue's cousins Annie
(left) and Sonja trekked into central London to join us for tea at our
flat. Annie, a school teacher, lives near Peckham in southeast London; Sonja,
who works for one of London's governing boroughs, resides in the eastern part of London. We had a lovely afternoon and caught up on
Jean Sue's cousins, great aunts and uncles, most of them still in
|One non-Jubilee activity
for us was a boat trip down the Thames on one of the few days during
our visit when the sun and blue skies occasionally appeared amid the
clouds. No, not on this boat, the Cutty Sark, dry-docked at the National
Maritime Museum at Greenwich. But the Cutty Sark was one of the sites we
saw during our cruise from Westminster to Greenwich.
||We spent about an hour at
Greenwich, just barely enough time to tour Inigo Jones's
House, the first wholly classical building in Britain. Here, Jean Sue
poses by the building's imposing external staircases. Inside was a
vibrant exhibition of paintings of British sailors, seamen and officers
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