ENGLAND CLAIMED FOR HARMONS
In July of 2000 representatives of Clan Harmon launched an invasion of Merrie
Olde England and the commonwealth of Scotland for the purpose of fun,
relaxation and education. As to the education, click here to see Tom's
experience as a participant in a RoundTable in Oxford. In Scotland there was
also the matter of back rent about which more will be said. Here are some small
glimpses of what they saw and did.
Upon arrival at Gatwick Airport we were advised
that trains were "way out." True.
Although the Land had been claimed, Erin
guarded the mountain of luggage.
While zipping by in a taxi a hurried shot of
Trafalgar Square as though it would run away!
Our first meal in a local pub, known as the
"Green Man" established in 1734.
The next morning, bright and early, we began to
explore our newly claimed lands returning to
Trafalgar Square. (Not an original idea.)
Under the heading of "Strange Objects" observe
this disembodied head under a book with a tree
growing out of the ear. OM gone amuck?
Sunday Morning in the beautiful, dimly lighted
church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
In the basement of this church is a public
restaurant known as the "Crypt Cafe."
Our intrepid crew, while watching for a young
man with a scourge, enjoyed a tasty meal in the
On to Covent Garden. A group of street
musicians, playing classical music, worked the
crowd very effectively.
Elliot (not TS) contemplating the River Thames
and resting his weary feet.
The newly famous "London Eye" the world's
largest and busiest ferris wheel is quite impressive.
Eyeing the London Eye and
deciding that a 2-day wait was
Cleopatra's Obelisk, lay on the
bottom of the Thames for many
Our travelers considering how
nice it would be to rest on the
bottom of the Thames.
The beautiful Westminster
Abbey where kings are crowned
and the famous are buried.
Our intrepid group literally
standing in the shadow of the
tower containing Big Ben.
Here an irate unidentified
American tourist claiming to be
personally sovereign demands
AND SO ENDS DAY ONE OF THE INVASION
The next day we learned that the best laid plans of mice and men
"gang oft aglay." London's tube system, a true wonder of metropolitan
convenience, has a habit of delivering tourists to hard won destinations
just after the last tour is over. Nevertheless, we laboured on....
The pigeons at Trafalgar Square are always ready
to greet anyone who might have a handout. As
you may guess, we found the Square to be a
central location on the Tube system to begin our
After a several hour stroll through the National
Gallery of Art, the Three old Friends decided to
have an all-you-could-eat Chinese dinner at a
curbside diner. After about 20 minutes, our host
decided that was all we could eat!
This view is of Commodore Nelson atop his pillar in the center of Trafalgar Square.
We are standing on the front portico of the National Gallery.
The Gallery was featuring experimental works of new artists interpreting old masters.
Elliot took the tour and if you email him he will tell you all about it.
"NO SIR you are not the
Have we found St. Pancreas?
The famous non-existent address of a famous
Across the street from the non-existent address is
a real curio shop.
AND SO WE END ANOTHER DAY.
TO SEE DAY3 CLICK HERE.
FOR DAY 4 CLICK HERE.
ON TO DAY 5, CLICK HERE.
DAY 6? CLICK HERE.
DAY 7 - CHECK IT OUT
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