London Plus Pics 04.17.19Sidewalk cafe outside our hotel in North Beach, San Francisco.WednesdayYes, that's Karen and our waiter stuck in the left frame!San FranciscoJack Kerouac AlleyKarenKaren with her purchase from City Books ... what does it mean?Love TourNote painted VW bus behind Karen, it's a Love Tour of San Francisco.WarnerClose this caption for a nice shot of my new PowerShot G9X Mark II.Hotel Boheme444 Columbus Ave -- asked for a room in the back, very quiet. The hotel has a rich history beginning in the 19th-century.04.18.19Dropping into London's Heathrow ... 10 hours later -- never again!Dot & MikeOur Hosts took us first thing to the White Hart Pub on River Thames, their neighborhood pub established in the 17th-Century.Barnes GreenThe focal point of Barnes village with its pond and its connection to Barnes Common via a footbridge across Beverley Brook.Barnes PondBarnes-Mortlake Historical SocietyMore GreenSnapped this shot on my way to doing Tai Chi facing the pond.04.20.19"Welcome to Our Pond," the Swan seemed to be saying in the early morning light of my first visit. VideoBeforeCourtesy Barnes-Mortlake Historical Society.Parked ScootersAppears to be a Father/Daughter picnic on the Green -- scooters rule in Barnes.St. Mary'sAttended a Good Friday concert in this parish church of Barnes built sometime between 1100-1150! VideoSide ChapelA wall-mounted marker across from the window.GravesSt. Mary's Barnes is surrounded by grave markers packed in tight.Detail"F.A.L. Died 10th September 1840, Aged 1 Month"Exterior MarkerThis dramatic marker, which seems to have been vandalized, was installed on the wall around back marking the death of Capt. William Dawson of the Royal Navy in 1859, aged 65 years.Photo OpEaster Sunday Clip at Barnes' larger church.GatewayBeverly Works built airplane parts for WWII, then car parts, demolished in the 1970s for a housing estate. Read more ...04.22.19A Barnes street scene of roof repair and a Flowering Cherry tree in full bloom.DemoA home with only passageway access uses a lot of plastic bags -- note the bricks in one and chunks of concrete in back.Wrapped AutoNote the lions flanking the entryway, the developer ordered 30 lions for this project but was sent 300 -- so the story goes.The TerraceThis is the main street of Barnes facing the River Thames with structures still standing from 1720.Early SketchOf The Terrace courtesy Barnes-Mortlake Historical SocietyEarly PhotoOf The Terrace courtesy Barnes-Mortlake Historical Society04.21.19A backstage shot of a historic home on The Terrace undergoing renovation.HammersmithOn the opposite side of River Thames in Hammersmith on our way to the historic pub called the Dove.04.22.19See what a nice camera makes people do!The DoveGood conversation, good food, makes an evening to remember.04.24.19Lunch of smashed avocado with red pepper flakes on toast at the Orange Pekoe in Barnes -- our new favorite.PassageNote the spring blooms overhead.WaysLove the passageways throughout Barnes -- difficult to pick just two shots.04.23.19Kids on the way to school via scooters with mom -- note yoga matt in her backpack!Map of BarnesIn the Barnes Bridge Station.DetailKaren's pointing to #20 Thorne Street where we are staying.WaitingOn our way to London, five miles northeast.Still WaitingNote sign on the wall advising what to do if "Suddenly feeling ill?" VideoOn BoardOur Hosts with the Mosts.Mr. FoggsHouse of Botanicals in London with our Hosts.Server ShotAn excellent group shot by our delightful server who didn't charge us 5 pounds as she first suggested!Hyde ParkHyde Park's ParakeetsAt the TateCan't you just tell?Photo OpsThe Tate Modern is in a renovated power plant with a tower which today its a place for using your camera.For Example ...Thank you, Karen ... trust you will forgive me one day of being a rude American squeezing us into the elevator!SeleneA Greek goddess of the moon and now of expensive hotel rooms in London, near Soho Square.Soho SquareThe historic Tudor structure is now used for gardening tools; beyond is the historic St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, established in 1792 -- one of the very first Catholic buildings allowed in Great Britain after the Reformation.Edith CavellA memorial located in St. Martin Place dedicated in 1920 to commemorate Cavell's death as a British nurse in WW I who was arrested by the Germans for treating both sides and executed by firing squad in 1915.View EastSt Martin-in-the-Field's unique window above the altar.View WestThe church is noted for musical concerts featuring this spectacular organ.Christ ChildAlso called "In the Beginning" or the "Millennium Sculpture" as it was dedicated in 1999.Facing WestThe inscription is from the Gospel of John: "Word Made Flesh and Lived Among Us."Top ViewThe tiny, life-size baby carved from stone overlooks Trafalgar Square.Trafalgar SquareCommemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars that took place in 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.The WomenOf World War II monument depicts 17 sets of clothing symbolizing the hundreds of jobs women undertook in the war; dedicated in 2005.Downing StreetSmall crowd for turbulent times.War RoomsActivist catching a breather ... wish I would have talked with him now.Millicent FawcettFirst women added to Parliament Square in 2018.Parliament SquareThe distinctive stance of Churchill in the distance.RodinThe Burghers of Calais, by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, represents the idea of freedom from oppression is stunningly sited with the Place of Westminster as a backdrop.Thorne StreetOur handsome Hood for a week!Outside #20Thank you, Thank you to our generous Hosts.Dot & KarenParting is such sweet sorrow.Mike & KarenA treasure of memories.BackyardDemonstration of the correct way to use a laptop computer.Front bedroomOur room for a week ... thank you, thank you!Alma CafeLobster Benedict: Poached Cornish eggs, Canadian lobster, avocado, streaky bacon on English muffin, yuzu hollandaise -- our last breakfast in Barnes!Wide shot or ...Close-up?We loved getting to know Barnes, the Village on the River.That's All Folks!All powershots captured with my new Canon G9X Mark II; historic images are from the Barnes-Mortlake Historical Society. . . . Found on the Barnes-Mortlake Historical Society website: Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen Second World War Bombs . . . Featured Image: Barnes Pond, site of my daily Tai Chi practice, taken 04.19.19.