Jun 9 2017

St Mary-le-Bow

London, EC2V 6AU, UK

This smallish church was rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren in the City of London on the main east

Jun 9 2017

British Library @ King’s Cross

96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB, UK

A street over from St. Pancras Renaissance hotel is the Library, a little corner to seek a refuge.

British public library was established in 1973 due to the British Library Act in 1972. Earlier libraries were many, includes Cottonian Library of Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1571-1631).

In 2017, on display at the philately, there is a 24truncated post: another victim of Dream Host.

Jun 9 2017

St. Pancras

Euston Road,
London, UK

The place has metro/subway (King’s Cross), EuroStar, railway trains and the Renaissance hotel, big is an understatement.

The hotel is pretty imposing, spreading over a block. Apple is building a new store, apparently.




Jun 9 2017

Thai City Restaurant

Royley House, 110 Old St,
London, EC1V 9BD, UK

It’s cross street from LSO’s St. Luke’s, which is convenient for us. Very red. Airy. Was quiet full, on a Friday lunch.

Food and service are fine, clean bathroom. On our way out, which was end of lunch rush, a young man was laying on the bench by the door, checking his phone. Please, do it elsewhere.


Jun 9 2017

LSO St Luke’s

161 Old St,
London, EC1V 9NG, UK

London Symphony Orchestra has a beautiful side location in a renovated church – LSO St Luke’s (I thought 侧室 is a pretty appropriate for it …) It’s in the north of London. LSO uses it for rehearsals.


Jun 9 2017

Tower of London & Bridge


One of the historical royal palaces, on the River Thames.


Jun 8 2017

London 2017

June 5 to 9. I went to London on EuroStar from Brussels. Took train to Oxford immediately, and bus back to London.

The subway is pretty expensive, 

Jun 30 2016

Exited EU messed up their hotel operations too?

I input July 14-17, 3 nights, 3/room at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London, and got this quote (@ 5:38 pm)

Junior Suite, Club lounge access, Suite, 1 King, Chambers Wing
The rate for this room changes on 07/15/16 to 370 (GBP) per night 499

An agent is dangling on the screen for a live chat, so I connected to make sure all taxes are included, and the last two nights cost

Jan 5 2011

The red mailboxes

I’m obsessed with mailboxes ..

my little red mailbox, circa 1961 Beijing

July 4, 2010, London

Oct 15 2010

By train in Europe

In 2010. EuroStar London-Paris July 5th: US$74 (one way)
Paris-Strasbourg-Heidelberg-Frankfurt: July 11-13: US$48 (