Loved Solothurn, not so much Fribourg

I had intended all along to get to Solothurn, a town that they say is obsessed wiht the number 11. 11 churches, 11 this, and even an 11 hour clock. But today I was headed to Fribourg…I had to see the Marionette Museum. But soemwhere along the way, perhaps as the train was pulling into […]

Paris – day 3 Van Gogh and a walk on the old railroad track

Today was an off the beaten path day. Weeks ago I had found a blurb about Atelier des Lumieres. It was the most unusual experience. We saw the Van Gogh experience today and I can barely describe it. Let me start with a warning, There are 11 chairs and 220 people. The best view is […]

Aldgate and Proscuitto

A quick walk from Brick Lane we headed to Bellavita Italian Deli for some Prosciutto etc. It was a slow cool walk and I had no expectation to see anything great but I think I really liked the neighborhood as a place to live. There is a Curzon Cinema, a number of promising looking restaurants, […]

Back in London and a visit to the British Library

After nearly two months in Miami where I enjoyed my daughter and drove my air conditioned car to an air conditioned restaurant twice a day its nice to be back in London where walking and public transportation are my preferred means of getting around and my days are once again free to explore. Though the […]

Camden Market and Locks

The locks were great, the food fun, the market interesting, but may not return. Camden just seemed completely set up to take a tourists money. I was pleased with the market and got myself a new backpack. If you go be sure to head for the locks, take a look, then cross over to where […]

Victoria Food Hall, Dominique Ansel and…

Ah, today has been a big day. Decided to give the blog a new look, do a bit of simplifying, and narrow down my focus. I have no idea what or how to narrow down the focus but I have become intrigued by the way I can eat in London. The entire Food Hall, Street […]

Brick Lane Food Hall

I have been in London 5 weeks and love the markets, especially the Sunday Market on Brick Lane because it is so close and the guys on the street selling food really do provide a great meal. I thought I had seen it all, the I walked into the Food Hall. This is heaven. And […]

A Quick Stop at Borough Market

On the way home from a lecture at the British Museum, more Munch and not worth the effort, I stopped in at Borough Market to try to find a new bread, something sweet and some salami from the gal I bought from last week which I liked very much. I wound up with a 1/4 […]