Thursday, August 24, 2017


A quick trip to a humid and overcast London.

On Tower Bridge a Chinese couple having wedding photos taken in the midst of the morning rush hour. The young couple are happily oblivious to the traffic. The commuters having to navigate around this unusual scene less so.

While Angus waits to see men in dark suits he explores one of the City's many churches. This, he can't help but recognize , is the sort of edifying thing his father would have done to pass the time constructively.

In a niche in the little courtyard a relief done by Jacob Epstein.

In an art gallery next door a humorous picture of man and dog catches his eye.

On the way back to the airport Angus is instructed to try out some new Scandinavian dining chairs in the Swedish furniture shop. Before ordering them 'The Font' wants to make sure Angus doesn't find the chairs are uncomfortable or designed for someone either two feet or twelve feet tall.

An attractive young Japanese lady speaks to me in Swedish. Her English is non-existent. Her Swedish with Japanese pronunciation 'challenging'. By a combination of linguistic guesswork and sign language Angus finds a chair that is comfortable.

At the airport a hologram instructing passengers on which train goes to which terminal.  The hologram is annoyingly happy in that effervescent way that might incite air rage. 

Although its the busiest travel time of the year the airport is strangely quiet. '' You're lucky Love. You've found a quiet time " . The check in lady then informs me that travel from the US to the UK is up 28% this year. '' It's all because of that Brexit " she adds with studied illogicality.

At the airport in Toulouse Bob is contentedly 'christening' tyres in the car park. 


WFT Nobby said...

One of the great things about London - you're never far from an interesting corner to explore.
Apparently all those Brexit (i.e. weak pound) prompted tourists are heading to the Isle of Skye.

Emm said...

That looks like a nice chair. And that's a lovely church.
Still hoping for a video of the PONs swooshing the airport's automatic doors.

MOPL said...

Bob forever on the job de-threatening the area.

Heda said...

Wah a hologram?!! I so want to see one of those in action. Alas I don't want to go to London so may need to cultivate patience for some years. Bob will be happy.

Sheila said...

That painting brought to mind a vision of you and Bob sitting on the drain pipe. Let's hope the chairs don't arrive in one of those 'disaster' packing boxes.

Coppa's girl said...

Good boy Bob - these threats are everywhere !

rottrover said...

I had the same thought about the painting of the man and the dog!

Unknown said...

It’s always an enjoyable and enlightening journey wherever you take us, Angus.

Beau and Mom said...

I agree! Each time I read this beautiful blog, it's as if I'm on vacation.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hologram rage....that'll be a new one. Can't imagine the background traffic in the wedding photos. They might as well have just edited the young couple on the bridge.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
**cough...chokes on 'sangerwitch'...**... I's in favour of studied illogicality if it keeps a sense of levity such was just experienced here at the Hutch! YAM xx