Visiting London, Stebbing and Cambridge in May, June, 2005
Late May 2005 - I visited London (Islington) for a Trade Show (Search Engine Strategies).
The show went well. Food was surprisingly good, yet expensive.
The Flight from LA to London on Virgin Atlantic. Very small seats compared to American, but very good service.
The Heathrow Express Train Station
Inside the Express
Outside the Express
Paddington Station. Switching to the Hammersmith & City line
Hans during booth setup
In the midst of the show
The show was held at the Islington Business Design Center
Covent Garden Area - near Drury Lane
More Covent Garden
Crossing the street was a unique experience
On Saturday, I traveled up to Stansted Airport and met Stephen and Angelina who were kind enough to show me around Stebbing. and then later, Cambridge
The church in Stebbing has gargoyles
The screen is made of one piece of stone
Probably not the original organ
The stained glass was replaced with clear glass
The inside of the church is much brighter without stained glass
Ravens (or crows?) are carved into the wood of the ceiling.
A plate was moved from the floor to the wall when a new lectern was installed.
Gargoyles outside as well
Entrance to Stebbing Church
From the road around 11:00 A.M.
Part of the Manor house
The Stebbing Hare Scramble was canceled due to a restriction on land use.
The Manor House - note the garden in the back
Manor house again
Driving up to the Church
The main road in Stebbing
White Hart Pub in Stebbing. Good food.
Down a side street in Stebbing
Stephen and Angelina in Stebbing
Back on the street in Stebbing
I was told this is a "Lion Head" rabbit. Anyone?
Stephen and Angelina took me on a tour of Cambridge
Christ's College during testing
View from the tower of the Great St. Mary's Church
Streets among the colleges at Cambridge
Dining hall at Clare College
Gardens of Clare College
Stephen was quite good at punting
I (Michael) just enjoyed the scenery and the ride.
Going under bridges required skill on the part of the punter.
Even though 8+ months pregnant, Angelina was clearly a capable punter.
Name the duck, win a prize
Students letting off after testing