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My time in London is coming to a close.  Already!  The three days here have flown by.  I can't believe that tomorrow morning I will be in Dubai, with Rawaan and Annie.  It feels like a marvelous enormous present waiting to be opened, so marvelous and enormous you can't do anything but stare with wide eyes.

Lots of walking over the last two days: yesterday I went to the Tate Modern, walking there along the Embankment, and then wandering through looking for the Rothko Room.  It was the last place I looked, of course, but that was okay because they cycle their permanent collection and there were lots of new things to see.  Today we went to St. James' Park and up into Mayfair and down into Belgravia.  I wanted to see the great old squares, to gather finishing details for my romance novel.  Christian accompanied me (he had school and errands on Monday and Tuesday so I wandered alone) and it was a different experience.  When I find a square I have been looking for, I meander all around it, and then sit usually, and stare at the houses, and take pictures, and scribble in my notebook about the air and the other people around.  Christian is more goal-oriented.  When we got to Grosvenor or Belgrave Square, he was immediately ready to turn around and find the next place, while I sort of sighed and followed more slowly after him, my head turned over my shoulder to see what shape the windows are, what color the facades.  He did save me a lot of aimlessness though, and my feet thank him for all the buses he got us onto.

Apparently LiveJournal is blocked in Dubai, so I may not be able to post about the rest of my trip.  Rawaan can access it from work, but I'm not sure if I will get around to stockpiling entries for her to put up.  So if I don't post here for the next two weeks, don't worry: I have not been kidnapped by terrorists.  I am just in a county where speech is not entirely free.  I'm not sure about Flickr - I will try to update photos regularly.

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hank_stamper
Dec. 5th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
What's your flickr? Feel free to use one of our less public methods to divulge this info. Like encoded smoke signals. I'll get my spyglass.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 6th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Live Journal from Dubai
Hi, Eric here on Mom's log in. Don't you have an email posting option? You send an email to your secret LJ account and it posts? Glad to read your posts. The bookmark for your LJ blog in Mom's Safari had an individual post bookmarked and it appeared as if you had not posted since Nov. It is a welcome discovery you are alive and posting. Thanks. Mom will post soon. Ask her about our new robot vacuum cleaner! Love, Eric
(Anonymous)
Dec. 6th, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
email posting on LJ
Here is the LJ FAQ about email posting:

http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=187

Eric
dougplummer
Dec. 6th, 2007 05:26 am (UTC)
love to hear about your travels
It seems a part of your heart lives in London. So, are you going to look for a job there, or what?
(Anonymous)
Dec. 16th, 2007 05:42 am (UTC)
Idetrorce
very interesting, but I don't agree with you
Idetrorce
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