Walking to Rome: London Six

One last day in London, chasing persecution and martyrdom on the London Martyr’s Way from Tower Hill  to St. Eltheldreda’s Church. Around the Gilt of Cain’s granite columns proclaiming the abolition of the slave trade.  Through Postman's Park and George Frederic Watts's Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice: George Lee Fireman At A Fire In Clerkenwell Carried... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: London Four

A little lost in Newington But found on Roupell Street. Our circuitous way to Tate Modern and Nan Goldin and Ed Ruscha and lunch overlooking the Thames. To dinner with Neil, a Covent Garden night walk and back to Blackheath with Neil.       

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. To South Kensington Mews,  and through the Hole in the Wall. To Harrod’s, and oysters and beer. To Hamley’s and Regent Street (where Gail’ s mom once... Continue Reading →

Walking to Rome: Day Six on the Chaucer Way

This is the final day of our brief pilgrimage from London to Canterbury. The Chaucer Way has taken us from the most urban of places, through its suburban spread and, from there, through quaint rural villages replete with half-timbered, thatched-roof cottages and flint-walled churches before bursting once more into the cultural and spiritual city of... Continue Reading →

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... 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... Continue Reading →

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