Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Elegance Beyond Words

Mag 88 


 Photograph courtesy of Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Whether viewing in black and white 
Or colour
Whether the tall buildings
Of brick
Are magnified or not
Whether seen through 
A mirror
Side view or rear
There is
No denying
That neither
Noise nor  pollution
Pigeon disturbance
Can take away
From the elegance
That is London

Barbara M Lake
Trinidad W!
October 2011


  1. That was a surprise! But why not London? I enjoyed 'Pigeon disturbance'.

  2. I am a great fan of this wonderful city too!

  3. Interesting. For you it's London; for me it's N Y C.

  4. nope, the city just has some magic...smiles.

  5. Very nice! I've never been to London...thanks for taking me along on the ride.

  6. OHHHHH ... I so agree! The first time I visited London stepping out of my taxi, I stopped breathing!

  7. Nice take, Bee! And London is wonderful, I agree!

  8. You've got almost a Winston Churchill resonance going with the neither-nor-no sequence, like "We shall neither fail nor falter; we shall not weaken or tire". So I'm glad it's a London story! Fond memories of fried eggplant on Edgware Road too. And of almost getting hit b/c I looked to the wrong side of the road before crossing. (I'm in Canada.)

  9. How true, Bee! Nothing like London. But I'd rather jump onto the buses to save the bother


  10. Some day I must see London. Your words have inspired me.

  11. i guess we all have a city that speaks to us as London does to you...

  12. I have seen several European cities and I love the architecture and beauty of capitals including Madrid and Rome but I have always felt that London has a certain elegance. One of the most beautiful sights to me is coming over Tower Bridge (from south to north) at night and being able to see St Pauls Cathedral in the distance, bathed in lights.

    Thank you earlybird, Jane, Berowne, Brian, LadyCat, Helen, Nicholas, Kathy, Hank, Jacqui and Jo for coming by. Lovely to see you all.

  13. I love London as well, Bee. I lived there for a while, I remember going for an interview and getting out of the tube at St Paul's and thinking, wow, this is one great city. I love the buildings and all the history behind the busy facades. Dublin is my home town, a bit less ornate but has the same feel.

  14. I went to London once. But Ada and I prefer Abergele. Good Magpie, though.


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