Monday, January 2, 2012

To Europe, for Christmas

First stop: London, to leave Christmas presents under Emily and Dave's tree. Palm trees grow in neighbors' back yard--and all over London!

Near their flat rises One Tree Hill, where Elizabeth 1 went a-maying in 1602 (i.e., she had a picnic under an oak tree). The tree in fence is Honor Oak, for its royal connection, although this is not the original.

We worm through the Christmas crowds at Covent Garden, and we find roses and cherry blossoms still flowering.

The theatre district glitters with Christmas lights.

We end up seeing The Mousetrap.

Tomorrow, on to Germany!

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