First time was in 1962. Of course I was amazed. I was 6. Last time 2010.
Actually May 2010, or the ballot closing night of a UK general election. We were diverted from Munich due to the Eyjafjallajöku volcanic eruption and I enquired whether the large queue at terminal Gatwick were there to vote. ( I entertain the crowds.) Samuel Johnson sometime earlier may have said some nonsense about being tired of life if one was tired of London. I was just tired.
However in previous times when London was the chosen destination it absorbed. One cannot go down Whitehall without feeling and knowing that this was the centre of the largest Empire in history, once. for a brief time.
Downing St. Whitehall. Yes Minister, I have it on good authority that the War Office was pleased with your report.
Will I go back to my job at the BBC?
Portland Square 1997. The new Broadcasting House you will see nightly on your flat screens. Very modern Blue -lit Horseshoe shape by conjoining the 1932 building with developments to the right of this picture. Impressive.
Winding my way down Baker St,. Elementary Watson!
Horseguards. Obviously not the Queen’s birthday today.
Carnaby St. pub crawl
It’s a living at the Circus
Picadilly. It’s a long way to Aldwich Theatre
Never missed a chance to ride the RouteMasters. Ye can’t do it now!
London Red bus passes show roomed gilded Mc Laren at Park Lane.
Yes it is.
Need I say more?
I expect Mr. Martin is waiting. excuse me-Sir George.
This way -Paul Ringo Mick and Keith are have a cuppa.
OK. See you later.
Locals strolling back from shop in St John’s Wood.
But Tony has called for me to get back to 10 Downing St.
Could you drop the barrier old chap?
COPYRIGHT. MAURICE AHERNE.