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Friday, September 15, 1995

London Preface - Changing of the Guard

Friday, September 15, 1995

Changing of the Guard

I spend two hours leaning on an iron guard rail outside of Buckingham Palace to insure that we have a prime viewing area for the Changing of the Guard. Immediately upon seeing the Guard marching in, Sigrid decides that we are at the wrong spot and she runs off to find better photographic vantage points...

Sigrid is rousted by the Authorities

. . . including some locations that prompt a disagreement with the Bobbies. The morning highlight was the Guard Band played a medley of Frank Sinatra melodies, including New York, New York, and My Way. Really.

Lunch was an excellent Indian buffet at the Red Fort in Soho. More sightseeing. That night, we saw Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at the Old Vic. Very enjoyable. A one hundred year old comedy that can still elicit belly laughs from a modern audience. Later, we had our best meal ever in London at the French House in Soho. It is a small (eight table) restaurant above a bar on Dean Street that was recommended by some locals we met the first night. We started by splitting an appetizer of baked goat cheese on a bed of frisee lettuce with green olives. I had an excellent grilled John Dory and Sigrid had sautéed wild mushrooms with potato galette and mixed greens. Washed down with a fine '89 Graves Bordeaux. Everything was prepared perfectly.


NOTE FROM THE FUTURE: This is a back-post / cross-post from my first on-line journal/blogging effort - a journal of our Southern Africa Tour in 1995. Originally posted to an abandoned domain (, the term "blog" had not yet entered the parlance. I am migrating the original posts to this blog. Links to the original journal Date Index or Africa Tour Home Page will likely eventually disappear. The images from the original post were graphics and screen caps from video which I am leaving in it's low-rez glory for historical integrity. My intent is to also add some of Sigrid's higher quality scanned photos to these blog back-posts.  The difference in images should be obvious.

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