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Photo of the Day – Cookies

April 21, 2010

Baked chocolate chip cookies for my family.

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Photo of the Day – Sweet Potato Fries

April 20, 2010

In my misery of volcanic stress, I made sweet potato fries to go along with my incessant monitoring of the situation on the BBC.

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Ten Questions For the Volcano

 

Photo of the day: Looking for ash, but this is what most London nights looks like.

Iceland’s volcano is causing a mess in the aerospace industry and the one source the media isn’t talking to is the volcano! Here are my questions for the volcano.

Ten Questions For Eyjafjallajökull:

  1. Why are you mad?
  2. When will you stop spewing?
  3. Can you make your ash disappear? Will you? Now? Please.
  4. Is this the end?
  5. What can I do to help you?
  6. Do you have any accomplices?
  7. Do you compromise?
  8. Will you be reimbursing loses?
  9. Will you be doing this again?
  10. Do you understand what kind of trouble you’re in?

 

Saturday's view from Parliament Hill over London. If you looked up you would seen a beautiful sky like...

 

...this. The sky remained a brilliant deep blue the entire weekend, despite the volcanic ash cloud.

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Poles grieve in Trafalgar Square

Fountains in Trafalgar Square stopped running as crowds gathered to mourn the loss of Poland’s President and First Lady, Lech and Maria Kaczynscy, and other officials who died in a plane crash.

Screened on a jumbo LCD panel Poles and non-Polish people watched the funeral ceremonies from a TVP Polonia feed.

Trafalgar Square was nearly filled to capacity and quiet except for the audio from the funeral ceremony. Polish and British support and pride was shown as people held miniature flags and some held signs representing their Polish nationality.

The ceremony was in Polish, and parts of the video program shown had an English translation. The program ended with a short video about the plane crash and the individuals who lost their lives. The final video piece described the 1940s massacre of Katyn, where Soviet secret police killed 21,786 Polish army prisoners of war and public servants. President Kaczynski went on a journey on April 10 to pay tribute to victims of the Katyn Massacre for its 70th Anniversary.

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Photo of the Day – The Globe

April 18, 2010

The Globe opened its doors for free today in celebration of Shakespeare's birthday.

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Photo of the Day – Westminster

April 17, 2010

From within the abbey.

Westminster Abbey is well worth the price one has to pay. An entrance fee gives one a well designed map and audio guide, as well as entrance to the abbey museum and cloisters. 

Westminster is hands down the most impressive cathedral and abbey I have seen. There is no reason why any other piece of architecture can beat out the abbey. It’s detailed and ornate design is complex yet calming. It has buried the remains of the royal monarchy – and many famous writers and poets. Brilliant writers such as Tennyson were laid to rest in the abbey, while tributes to other great writers – William Shakespeare (buried in Stratford-upon-Avon) are also accounted for. This was enough to satisfy me, but the architecture is so brilliant, it’s hard not to be in awe.

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Photo of the Day – Overlooking Greenwich

April 16, 2010

Greenwich boasts a maritime museum, the Royal Observatory, and a great view.

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