Walking to Rome: London Two


To Albertopolis:

and the Royal Albert Hall;

and the Royal College of Music;

and the Royal College of Organists;

and the Albert Hall Mansions;

and the Albert Memorial.

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Walking to Rome: London One



Where our pilgrimage began 26 days ago.

St Martin-in-the-Fields,

Luminous music.

National Gallery,

Guilded art.

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Walking to Rome: Day Two on the Chaucer Way



Chummy jellied eel

Red House, home to Willian Morris, designed byJames Gibbs



Saint Mary’s Church, Stone


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Walking to Rome: Another Day in London


Tomorrow Gail and I will make our way on foot from the Christian heart of London, Westminster Abbey, to Canterbury, a journey of some 120 kilometers over six days. We will roughly follow the trail pilgrims have followed for centuries. A trail colorfully described in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. A trail that, these days, is aptly known as the Chaucer Way.

As a head start, today we will be visiting central London sites significant to pilgrims past and present. Continue reading

Walking to Rome: First Day in London


Our first day in London is a jet lag recovery day. How we deal with this time traveller’s malady is to hit the ground running. Or, in our case, walking. We arrive early morning at Heathrow, headed into town, deposit our bags at our refuge for the next two nights, Thanet Hotel near Russell Square Park. Continue reading