In two short spells today, I hoed the gravel on the back drive, after which I scanned another dozen of the Streets of London series of colour slides from April 2004.
This corner of Chandos St probably linked with Cavendish Place. I wonder how long it took the woman in the red coat to cross the busy road.
Great Portland Street, which runs between Oxford Street and Euston Road, is not far away. I wonder how many imitations there are of the famous Carlsberg slogan, ‘Probably the best lager in the world’.
I have written in Loos Of London
of my experiences of Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
and the link with Portsmouth Street’s famous Old Curiosity Shop.
Charing Cross Road, which links with Great Newport Street, is world famous for its second-hand bookshops, one of which is seen above. The street cleaner has pretty up-market equipment.
Upper St Martin’s Lane contains a number of theatres and eating places.
Gerrard St has also featured in a number of posts such as ‘Meandering Through Soho’. During our residence in the 1970s, the 2004 Chinese-influenced street furniture did not exist. That same post also features ‘Les Miserables’ on Shaftesbury Avenue at the corner of Wardour Street.
James St. and Wild Court are thriving Covent Garden thoroughfares.
Ian and I watched the highlights of the third day of the Oval Test Match. England were all out for 149, and, following on, were 203 for 6 at the close. For those who would like to know, teams are asked to take their second innings immediately after the first, when they have not scored enough runs. On this occasion, England were way short. It won’t take long to finish the game tomorrow.
We had originally been booked into the Lymington Tapas bar on Becky’s birthday, the 19th. Neither Ian nor I were fit for it so it had been deferred until this evening. Now none of us is well enough to do it justice, so we had a takeaway delivered by Spice of India. My choice of the excellent repast was tender lamb vindaloo and special fried rice. We shared crisp poppadoms, onion bhajis, and salad. Ian and I drank Cobra beer, Jackie Hoegaarden, and Becky rose wine.