note: I posted this before the latest London drama
Alistair Appleton has written a nice piece on his blog about the London bombings and his affection for that city. His blog is called Do Buddhists Watch Telly and here an excerpt:
"We wandered down through Leicester Sq and down to Trafalgar Square. Suddenly I was overwhelmed with love for the city. Much more than winning the Olympic bid, the stoic beauty of London in the face of such hateful violence seemed wonderful to me. Big Ben was distant down Whitehall, the column with Nelson's back to me, those comically mournful Lions, the words of Ken Livingstone, that London will always be a beacon for freedom and people will always come here to be free."