Sunday, April 27, 2008
The walk home from Whole Foods
On a typical Saturday afternoon we stop by Whole Foods to buy (and try) some interesting cheeses, sausages. fruits, nuts, flowers, and wine. Tonight we are taking Brad and Susan to TOTO's, a true Italian restaurant. The usual routine for our dinner guest is they meet at our flat, we serve a cheese tray and a glass of Prosecco and then we walk to the restaurant for a fabulous meal and I don't have to do the dishes! - But that's another story, back to our afternoon walk.
We detour off High Street, down quiet neighborhood streets where the cars we hear out late at night are napping.
Across Imperial Campus where if you don't look up you might miss this beautiful tower which shadows the Royal Albert Hall.
Down Queen's Way which now houses student's, daycares, and Embassies but were at one time the grandiose residences of the wealthy and royally connected.
Almost home, down the cobblestone streets of the mews houses - very hard to walk on! The load is heavy but this low wall behind the Brompton Oratory is a shaded place to rest. Next time only one bottle of wine!