London, jetlag, poppies

We have arrived in London, exhausted, but with a need to stay awake. You can tell this is the UK and not the US because we have a proper electric kettle in our hotel room.

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To force wakefulness, we went out wandering and saw the ceramic poppy exhibit at the Tower of London. Gorgeous and heartbreaking all at once.

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It’s a beautiful display and tribute to the soldiers who died in the Great War (which was a hundred years ago this August), but it’s also staggering to see that vast amount of them and note that each represents a life lost.

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Moss got a really good panoramic shot, which I am sure he’ll upload later. Right now we’re clinging to coffee as sustenance as he sorts out our UK phone numbers.

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3 thoughts on “London, jetlag, poppies

  1. A very strange thing happened to me yesterday whilst riding with my sister in her minivan. It was horribly hot and humid and I cracked my window open to get some air. Somethings flew out the window, and I believe they were the invitation and RSVP that you sent me. One of my pet peeves is people who do not RSVP, and I would be loathe to include myself in their ranks. So I am reading and enjoying your blog, but am not yet sure if I can make it to the event. I love you guys and if you ever decide to walk the Appalachian Trail, my door is always open.

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