Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving in London

Trafalgar Square with Big Ben in background

The National Gallery

Rosetta Stone

Egyptian Tomb entrance

Reconstructed Temple

Decorations on Oxford Street

The Debenhams from Bridget Jones

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Baths and Cardiff

Me at the Roman Baths

Me holding the audio tour thing at the Roman Baths

Me at Cardiff Castle

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Febria, David's band, playing at the Barfly

Cardiff City Hall

View from the Keep at Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle Keep

A gay bar in Cardiff--there's more than one gay in this village!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Just out of curiosity, I stopped in Manchester for a bit on the way home from Liverpool. Just like Liverpool and Bristol, I'd heard it was industrial and ugly...Well, it is, mostly. There were some beautiful older parts, but Manchester is very urban-sprawl. It reminded me of a European version of Philadelphia--some pretty sights, but I wouldn't want to live there. Friedrich Engels called it "Hell on Earth" in the Industrial Age. Today, it's not Hell, but it's definitely not Heaven, either.

Such an odd mix of old and new architecture...

Manchester's version of the London Eye

More Armistice Day poppies

Gaudy decorations, but it's a nice building

An artistic black and white shot makes the garbage floating in the river less noticeable

Manchester's library--isn't it gorgeous?