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January 31, 2010

Edinburgh: The Palace of Holyroodhouse

Filed under: The List, Travel, UK 2009, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 9:46 pm

Edinburgh University at night (HDR)

Even without the sideways rain, Edinburgh was cold.  At least, without the constant kilt-lifting horizontal spritz, our last day in Edinburgh was nearer to being civilized.  An unusual yellow, warmth-providing orb made a surprise appearance in the sky above.  We were due for a weather upgrade.

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January 28, 2010

Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle

Filed under: The List, Travel, UK 2009, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:45 pm

Lights inside Edinburgh Castle shine through the stained glass windows

With only two days in Edinburgh (EH-din-bur-uh for those from Pittsburgh), we were going to be sightseeing on our first day, no matter what.  The weather would seriously challenge our resolve.

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January 27, 2010

London: Zuma

Filed under: Food, Space Invader, The List, Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 6:52 am

Lunch at Zuma

Saturday, early evening, we’d head to Edinburg by train.  Before that, there was time for one more Michelin caliber lunch.  Just after noon, we’d meet G&C at Zuma in Knightsbridge, a Michelin single-starred restaurant and, arbitrarily, number 92 on the (more…)

January 25, 2010

London: Tower Bridge, Borough Market, and Abbey Road Studio

Filed under: Food, Space Invader, The List, Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 6:56 pm

Tower Bridge with the Pool of London behind

Friday would be our last chance for a full day of London exploration.  London is a big city.  We had a lot left to see.  We needed more time.

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January 24, 2010

London: Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, and The Eye

Filed under: Food, Space Invader, The List, Travel, UK 2009, UNESCO World Heritage — anotherheader @ 7:59 pm

Houses of Parliament across the Thames (HDR)

Somehow it seems that, so far, we managed to visit London without seeming to actually visit London.  We arrived Monday afternoon, Tuesday we were lunching at Le Corpulent Canard outside of London in Bray, and, (more…)

January 20, 2010

Copenhagen

Filed under: Denmark, Food, The List, Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 11:15 pm

Globes in the Nyhavn district of Copenhagen

It might seem odd to take a day trip to Copenhagen in the midst of our trip to the UK.  Hey, the idea seemed odd to us.  But, as it turned out, we were one restaurant short of having dined at all five of the restaurants at the top (more…)

Noma

Filed under: Denmark, Food, The List, Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 8:03 am

Vegetables being prepped in Noma's kitchen

A hurried walk through the brisk cold November seaside air of Copenhagen took us from Nyhavn across the water channel and into the Christianhavn warehouse district.  It took us some hunting to find the restaurant, Noma, at Strandgade 93.  We came up to a large dockside warehouse, the waterside of which (more…)

January 15, 2010

London: St. Paul’s Cathedral

Filed under: Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 11:11 pm

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

London on Tuesday was damp and cool with threatening skies.  Our big event for the day was lunch at the Michelin three starred Fat Duck.  But, before we left to go to Bray for lunch, we had a chance to tour a little more of London.

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The Fat Duck

Filed under: Food, The List, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 10:18 pm

Nitro-scrambled eggs being prepared tablesie at Le Corpulent Canard

After a journey by the three T’s of London’s transportation infrastructure, the Tube, the Train, and the Taxi, we arrived in Bray.  At the Maidenhead train station, we connected with G&C and continued on to The Fat Duck, (more…)

January 11, 2010

Southampton and on to London

Filed under: Space Invader, Travel, UK 2009 — anotherheader @ 10:15 pm

The Farringdon Tube Station, London

After a late arrival the night before, we woke to rain and wind on Sunday.  It was our first full day in England and the storm was not a surprise.  Fowl weather is the standard late in November in the UK.  For us, the (more…)

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