A few London sights

I haven’t posted much in the line of photos from the London trip so far.  Here are a few.

From Brompton Oratory.

Rabbit at Racine after Mass, where I meet a nice family I met with Fr. Trigilio in the USA.

I watched a Chinese lady make dumplings for a while.  Instructive.

The Union Jack is everywhere.  Here is a view from about Leicester Square toward Picadilly.

I haven’t been much interesting in Jubilee events, especially because if the dreadful weather. I don’t do rain well, especially to see not much from a distance.  Today, however, there will be a fly over of Spitfires, et al.

Jack Aubrey would be delighted at the memorial to Admiral Nelson.

I was testing the zoom power on my new little point and shot.  Pretty good.

In one pub there was a remarkable collection of signs for taps.  I have an especial appreciation for those that incorporate Latin.

A view from Covent Garden.

For all of you who remember Eliza the flower basket girl in the play, there is a plaque from the early 1900’s  with fines for various unacceptable behaviors.  Here is an example.

In the entry way of Corpus Christi Church on Maiden Lane, Our Lord is the recipient of some jubilee enthusiasm.


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  1. AnnAsher says:

    Thanks for sharing photos if your adventures! I’ve only been outside the USA on a brief residence in Bavaria.

  2. Peggy R says:

    Dittos. No international travels since we’ve had children. I hope you enjoyed some of the jubilee events too. What a crazy week to be in London.

    But, will you be able to see Venus pass the sun tonight? Not that one should look at it. Some local universities (St Louis metro) and science/astronomy clubs are going to set up safely-fitted telescopes for the public to come and look tonight.

  3. DBuote says:

    Fr. when are you going to visit Canada?

  4. Peter in Canberra says:

    God save the Queen !!

  5. irishgirl says:

    Cool pictures from London, Father Z!
    Had to laugh at the ‘backside’ of Nelson’s statue in Trafalgar Square. Seeing it makes me remember my last visit in October 1999. I went on a double-decker bus tour my last full day, and when it came to Trafalgar Square, the guide asked a question: what event happened on October 21, 1805 ? (I think I got the date right!) I was the only one who knew! I shouted out, ‘The death of Lord Nelson!’ I believe the guide was pretty impressed that a ‘Yank’ would know! ; )
    I also remember seeing a long line of young Royal Navy Sea Cadets in the Mall; they were rehearsing for the annual Trafalgar Day parade, which would occur after I left for home.
    Also like the string of Union Jacks at Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane….
    Yes, ‘God Save The Queen’, indeed!

  6. kiwiinamerica says:

    June in London………..jackets, sweaters and scarves. Oh……and incessant drizzling rain.

  7. Mary Jane says:

    I’ve been to London once…to switch planes (and in fact, airports – my connecting flight departed from a different airport than the one I had arrived at).

    Great photos from London Fr Z! Enjoy your trip. I keep waiting for a blognic to be announced for my neck of the woods…alas, no such luck yet!

  8. Mark R says:

    Nelson’s girlfriend (Lady Hamilton) was Catholic.

  9. Laura98 says:

    Lovely photos Fr. Z! Sounds like you’re having a wonderful time!

  10. Fr. Zuhlsdorf,

    Knowing your affinity for good single malt, are you aware that the independent bottler Cadenhead’s had a shop in Covent Garden that has relocated to 26 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7QF? Google map here. There is also The Whisky Exchange near Bank End, London. They currently have over 1890 sizes/expressions of Scotch single malt whisky on offer. I trust you are having a jolly good time in London for Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee, and will have a safe return trip.

    Pax et bonum and Slánte mhath,
    Keith Töpfer

  11. triumphguy says:

    It’s the Union Flag, it’s only the Union Jack when flown from the Jack Staff of a sailing ship of the Royal Navy.

    Just to be slavishly accurate ;)

  12. ContraMundum says:

    Where I come from, “the Union flag” means something different. D@mn Yankees!

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