It’s good to have friends. While on our European Honeymoon my new bride Chelsea and I were especially grateful to have friends in London. With a posh flat in Pimlico.
Near the river Thames and one block from a tube station.
On one of the most convenient subway lines in town.
While there I met a number of her university chums and was welcomed warmly. We saw the typical stuff (a drink at a pub by Big Ben, The Buckingham Palace and gardens, stuff like that) and passed the iconic Battersea Power Station (seen in a shot in The Beatles’ 1965 movie Help!(“The Royal Fuse has just blown!”), in the video for the 1982 hit single “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” by Judas Priest and the cover art of Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals).
Of course we went to a museum, I’m guessing you already figured that out from reading all these bits I put up about our journey this year. This time it was the Tate Modern in the former Bankside Power Station (we love those art deco monoliths, yes we do).
By now you’ve probably grown bored by reading about our journey and perhaps you’ll soon glaze over as you would when great grand-dad pulls out his 50 year old 35mm slideshow of his trip to [insert boredtodeath location here] but I’ll sign off of the Honeymoon reflections here with one last bit.
Chelsea’s a born traveller, restless, inquisitive, well organized and willing to wrestle with the little things like schedules, transportation arrangements and suggested destinations that would drive me nuts. I am incredibly lucky that this woman married me and I’ll keep the memories of my first trip abroad with me forever. Thanks for your interest, friends, we’ll keep you posted as we travel about.
I’m gonna make some new music now. See ya next week.