Walking to Rome: London Two

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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

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London,

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: Via Francigena Day 16 Redux

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This is the last walking day of our first stage of the Via Francigena. If the photos seem familiar, it is because we completed this day’s walk on September 24. I wanted to report the successful completion on that day even though I had only posted days 1 to 11 by that time. The missing days 12 to 15, along with a few rest days, have now been completed and posted. I’m now up-to-date. 

To bring some closure, here is my earlier, slightly edited Day 16 post:

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Walking to Rome: Via Francigena Day 15

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Péronne. A lovely town richly endowed with post-war Art Deco architecture. And, set within the walls of the town’s 13 C. castle, is the modern Historial of the Great War, designed by architect Henri-Edouard Ciriani. 

Thankfully, our walking day to nearby Trefcon would be a short one, leaving us the morning to explore this museum which examines, with unflinching candor, the making of a war, its horrors and its aftermath. Among the artifacts and state-of-the-art presentations is Der Krieg (The War), artist Otto Dix’ collection of fifty unsettling etchings depicting the war as he experienced it from the trenches.

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