Friday, November 14, 2003

London Day #11 Thursday Nov 13

W - have decided to walk a different way to Kypera (up in Charterhouse Street) every day. So this morning's route was tube to Mansion House, then down Cannon St past St Paul's (one tower shrouded in scaffolding but very photogenic none the less), then up Old Bailey (alive with the 'Sotham' trial right now) and Giltspur to the western Smithfield area. Turns out that Sir William Wallace was executed around there (plaque on the wall of St Bart's Hospital) and they evidently barbecued a few religious dissenters in the same spot, to judge from another sign. So having a major meat market just across the square is just a little ironic, n'est ce pas?

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