I think Buckingham Palace must make Westminster a very posh neighborhood, so maybe there are folks there so rich they have time to spend on the Dope…What is it like to live near there? It seems there’s always large gatherings there and at St. James Park and the surrounding area - is it terrible to live around that? Or do the masses show, enjoy themselves and leave in the space of a day for things like Trooping of the Colour, etc?
And if you live in Buckingham Palace, I’d love to hear about that as well…
Nobody lives that close to Buck House. It’s surrounded by parks on all sides except the south which are mostly offices and other public buildings. Actually it would be less busy than many other bits of central London. The area round there has few bars and restaurants to keep people there during the evenings.
I guess I’ve thought of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland like our states over here; independent gov’ts at the local level under a Federal umbrella. But Ohio wouldn’t have a representative in Lansing, Michigan… but they do have one in Washington, DC and having written it out now I understand what you’re on about.
If Time Team has taught me anything, then those lines are clearly signs of earlier buildings. Three days hard digging will uncover a garden wall from the 30s and a small pile of random stones that the experts agree is clearly a bronze age burial/kiln/nightclub. Then it’s off to the pub.
Meanwhile, my partner went to school in Windsor and says he never really gave a thought to the royal residence except to be vaguely annoyed at navigating around groups of tourists while trying to go about his ordinary day… although he adds that it was fun watching it burn that one time. He also liked the easy availability of tourist foods on the streets, particularly the waffles and doughnuts.
And besides, I would not be surprised if Ohio did have a representative office in Michigan. I believe that there are various associations of second-level jurisdictions like US states and Canadian provinces, and it would seem to be a natural thing for them to do bilateral relations.
They look more like hosepipes for watering the lawn to me. They are attached in pairs to evenly spaced points that could be taps, and you can see what looks like a spray of water from the ends of some of them (the single one at the left and the two closest to the pathway).
Indeed. Part of living in DC (not just on the 4th) is putting up with the rallies, protests and such that will occasionally pack the metro/restaurants/cabs to overflowing. You learn to live with it and teach the tourists about how to use the farecard machines.