Monday, April 30, 2012

Olympics Visitor or General Tourist? The London You Thought Was There is a Different Place Entirely, Sort Of


The 2012 Olympics in London are not that far off. What about London?

At the New York Times, A.A. Gill in A Profile of London writes inter alia:
"No city’s exported image lags so far behind its homegrown veracity than London’s, so let’s start with what you’re not going to find...."
Of course, there is also a lot written there about what you will find, e.g.
"I suppose I ought to recommend places to eat, as London has such a Babel of palates and lexicon of digestions. It boasts the most diverse cuisines of any city.... "
This is a delightful "very English" review of the city by a Londoner.

It is soft understatement cast in self-critical appreciation, sort of.

Read it here.

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

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