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Saturday, July 28th, 2007

“…empires rise only to fall.”

Guy Gugliotta, ‘The Maya Glory and Ruin’, National Geographic, August 2007

London, United Kingdom — July 2007

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007


London! What can I say… I lived there once, would love to live there again if I could afford it—and find a job! When I lived there I took a lot of photos, alas that was before the digital photo revolution (at least before my personal digital photo revolution.) I did visit once before on a business trip and took a few photos []. This time once again I was on a business trip. Staying in Stains I only had occasion to visit central London on one day. I took a long walk from Waterloo Station cross the Themes to Parliament Square, up to Trafalgar, down the Strand and Fleet Street. To St. Paul’s and across the Millenium Bridge to the Tate Modern. Along Themes walk past London Bridge. To Tower Bridge, across Tower Bridge beside the Tower. Past the Monument and back to St. Paul’s. Along the Victoria Embankment back to the foot of Big Ben , across the Themes again, past the London Eye and back to Waterloo. And with my feet hurting and both camera batteries dead back aboard the train to Stains. The Photos are not great but they are what they are. Enjoy.

…my poor fool is hang’d!

Friday, July 20th, 2007

We went to see the RSC‘s [] production of King Lear []. Starting Ian Mckellen [] (You know Gandalf and Magneto?)

The show was amazing, top acting all around. I guess you would not expect any different from the RSC but the quality of the acting is still deserves to be noted. My favorite line in the play: “…and my poor fool is hang’d! No, no, no life!” Just because of the way Mckellen delivers it.


Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

“I don’t believe in bibles: no book has a monopoly on truth”

Peter Singer, Animal Liberation, Preface to the 1990 edition

Surreal Fourth

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

I started the Fourth of July at British Immigrations. How wrong it that?