Politics, Weather, Photography, and the Dog
Friday 16 March 2012

When visiting a familiar place, it helps to sit on the plane next to someone who lives there. The local person, recognizing that you've already done the tourist stuff, can recommend places that you might not see otherwise. I had this good fortune yesterday.

This afternoon I traipsed around Marylebone, which is just north of Hyde Park. My seat-mate recommended two places specifically, so I went to them. First, Daunt Books, on Marylebone High Street:

I love bookstores; I miss real bookstores; I could spend a day in this one:

After wishing for half an hour that I could buy half a tonne of books, I went around the corner to La Fromagerie. Next time I'm in London, I'm going to eat everything in the store. Even the little cold cheese room made me swoon. Instead of getting a 10-kilo variety pack, I settled for a simple, £2 medallion of unpasteurized goat cheese. Words are insufficient to describe it, other than to say, it was yum.

Then I hopped on the Tube to this famous location:

Yes, that's Abbey Road, and those are a bunch of tourists blocking traffic. In the 30 minutes I hung out there, no fewer than 10 groups posed on the zebra crossing. (I confess, I took photos for two of them.)

Now, off to find food and ale. Relatively early bed tonight: tomorrow the Chunnel.

Friday 16 March 2012 17:14:27 GMT (UTC+00:00)  |  | Kitchen Sink | Photography | Travel#
Search
On this page....
Marylebone and vicinity
Countdowns
The Daily Parker +3243d 22h 29m
To London 14d 23h 49m
Parker's 9th birthday 257d 14h 44m
My next birthday 338d 18h 49m
Categories
Aviation (331) Baseball (110) Best Bars (6) Biking (44) Chicago (883) Cubs (197) Duke (132) Geography (326) Higher Ground (5) Jokes (282) Kitchen Sink (634) London (46) Parker (188) Daily (204) Photography (142) Politics (302) US (1075) World (251) Raleigh (21) Readings (8) Religion (64) San Francisco (86) Software (198) Blogs (73) Business (224) Cloud (89) Cool links (131) Security (98) Travel (191) Weather (682) Astronomy (80) Windows Azure (59) Work (50) Writing (8)
Links
Archive
<October 2014>
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
2829301234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930311
2345678
Full archive
Blogroll
About
David Braverman and Parker
David Braverman is a software developer in Chicago, and the creator of Weather Now. Parker is the most adorable dog on the planet, 80% of the time.
Legal
All content Copyright ©2014 David Braverman.
Creative Commons License
The Daily Parker by David Braverman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License, excluding photographs, which may not be republished unless otherwise noted.
Admin Login
Sign In
Blog Stats
Total Posts: 4487
This Year: 385
This Month: 0
This Week: 5
Comments: 0