Header photo – Amsterdam harbor on the IJ looking east past the cruise port / Border photo – Stuðlaberg, columnar basalt, Iceland
“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli
Monthly Archives: June 2012
When Dad served in the US Army during WWII, he spent the best part of two years in Iceland before moving on to Normandy, Belgium and the Rhineland. When he and I went to Europe in 2002 to walk the … Continue reading
Nice to see that Wimbledon/Southfields and the District Line are immune from the Tube shutdowns this weekend. Marylebone station on the Bakerloo line will be closed both days, as well as big chunks of the Northern and Metropolitan lines. There … Continue reading
From Oxford Mail. An interview with one of the divers on the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s ship that sank like a stone right after her launch. Then make plans to visit the new museum next year (it reopens late this … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Kassel’s every-five-years contemporary art fair opens for 100 days.
From the London Independent. Reviewing A Comedy of Errors at the Globe Theatre. It’s spoken in Farsi and set in Afghanistan. Can’t get much more universal than that.
Paddington Tube station on the Circle and Hammersmith lines is closed on Saturday. Other shutdowns this weekend include a portion of the Northern Line both days and some disruption on the Jubilee line on Sunday. There are also disruptions on Docklands … Continue reading
From France 24. Napoleon began learning and writing English while imprisoned on St Helena. A letter from this time has been auctioned for a honkin’ load of money. From Deutsche Welle. Berlin’s Museum Island with five top museums clustered together … Continue reading
From Deutsche Welle. Testing for solar powered airplanes continues. Exciting idea; I hope I live long enough to fly on one!
A large part of the Central Line east beginning at Marble Arch and on the Northern Line north from Camden Town will have shutdowns this weekend. Metropolitan line from Wembley Park northwest to the end of the line will see … Continue reading
A large part of the Central Line east beginning at Marble Arch and on the Northern Line north from Hampstead will have shutdowns this weekend. There are also disruptions on Docklands Light Rail, London Overground and London Tramlink. See map … Continue reading