Since Lufthansa upped its prices, I’ve been flying into London on easyJet—or as we like to refer to it, SleazyJet—who treats passengers more like cattle than people, but OK. I can’t really complain about the service this time. The staff were friendly. They’re doing better. Moo.
The problem with flying into London with easyJet is that they fly to Gatwick. Lufthansa flies to City Airport, which is just a 20-minute train ride from my flat in the Docklands. The trip from Gatwick to London Bridge to my flat takes over an hour. As I came up out of the Tube at London Bridge, the blue sky and the mild weather gave me an idea.
With lots to discover and the river to help the orientation-impaired, the Thames Path is a walker’s dream. I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again: The Thames Path is the best way to see London. You’ll love the pubs and the art you find along the way.
Starting from London Bridge, walk west toward the Tate museum where Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds is on display right now. Yeah, the guy has balls to order 20 million porcelain sunflower seeds, dump them on the floor of the Tate and say “Voilà! That’s art, baby.” Still, you have to see it. So here are a few photos.
|Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds.|
|More sunflower seeds--porcelain of course.|
|And more sunflower seeds.|
Get in all the touristy stuff. See The Globe . . .
Go to Vinopolis . . .
|I love this museum. Sheesh.|
Walk across the footbridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral . . .
|The Footbridge to St. Paul's from the Tate|
Walk down The Mall and take a few pics of Buckingham Palace.
Get it all out of your system.