London Travelogue: Day 3

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 12/31/12 Monday brought a visit to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Trafalgar Square, all within walking distance of each other in Westminster. “Circus” refers back to the Latin word for circle, indicating “a round open space at a street junction.” There are several “circuses” in London, including Piccadilly…

London Travelogue: Day 2

To view all London Travelogue entries, click here. 12/30/12 The second day of our trip started off with breakfast at Westfield Mall in Stratford. I know what you’re thinking — a mall? I tend to avoid malls whenever possible because I dislike the crowds and glorification of materialism everywhere, but this mall is quite impressive as…

London Travelogue: Day 1

12/29/12 My husband and I had been looking forward to visiting London, the city in which he grew up, since the moment we knew we would get married. The main reason for our visit was to see his grandmother (whom we call Ba in Gujarati) who could not travel to the U.S. for our wedding due…

immeasurable beauty

sharp is the contrast between brilliant blue heaven, soft and clear as powder on silk, and rugged golden rocks speckled with green spots that dripped from the paintbrush of divinity. salty are the tears that poured into the sweet earth which burned their feet and bore their fruit. lovely is the wind that lifted coal-colored…