Here are some photos taken just days ago by Michael Gerhardt, former interim director of the Providence Athenaeum and longtime skipper of the Pandion, anchored in Bristol. He and his wife just returned from a holiday in London and sent these photos.
Consider them an antidote to the Carbuncle Cup and its 2015 winner, announced today by Building & Design magazine, of London. That would be the Walkie-Talkie, Walkie-Scorchie, Walkie-Fallie Building, at 20 Fenchurch St. It deserves its Carbuncle because it is one. Although Captain G’s photos are of sights most of us have seen in London, including some that perhaps ought not to have been included (and they know who they are!), I hope you will enjoy this trip to some of the places that make London London.
The final pairing is, of course, outside of London. The church is Chalfon St. Giles. I am assuming many readers know most of the sites pictured because they have visited them in person or in books. I am posting them dirty – with no captions – to get them to you before the Carbuncle Cup does you in (as it was so famously put by Eliza Doolittle). Tardy antidotes work poorly!