The park in our neighborhood, near Archway, is called Whittington Park, for Dick Whittington, who was Mayor of London back in the 1300's. The story goes that he came to London to seek his fortune, but decided to return home. He was leaving London via the Holloway Road (1/2 a block from here) when he heard the bells of a church calling him back. He ended up being Mayor for many years. I vaguely remember the story of "Dick Whittington and his Cat" from when I was a kid, but don't remember how the cat fits in. Lots of things in this area, including the hospital, are named for him.
Spitalfields Market and Highgate Cemetery August 14th 2009 I guess this is it, my last blog post from London. I'll just write enough here to explain the last photos I want to post. We took a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath on Thursday, but spaced out the camera. The return car ride back into London was an adventure, to say the least. Pretty awful, really, yet we survived it. I need more distance from it to be able to talk about it.
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June 1, 2012: I am heading off to Ireland again, this time for five weeks, with a group of students from my college in Vermont. I won't have time to post a lot, and I won't repeat much info that I covered in 2009. Enjoy.
Before this year, there were three parts to this blog. In 2009, I spent three weeks (July 3 - 28) in Ireland with students from my college and my colleague, Mike. Then my family was on vacation in London through August 15. This blog's purpose was to document and share highlights and photos from this trip with friends and family.
The earlier entries are from 2007. Thi... full info