Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus, at the junction of several major London streets, seems to be the place where everyone congregates. In addition to the shopping and the tourist attractions (how many Ripley's have I visited?  I skipped this one), it's the western gateway to Soho, Chinatown, and the theatres.  Oh the theatres.  I'll revisit our four nights of theatre next time.

Here's a quick panorama...


video

Well, the man in the kilt certainly caught my attention.  A fine piper.


With a fine fox sporran. (Ernest has a fox sporran too.  A ren faire souvenir, it is dyed red and if I remember correctly he named it "Roy."  Must find a picture!)

Here's another view of the fox.



11 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

The next time we're over there, we're hoping to pop up to Edinburgh. While up there, I'm planning to buy McDonald tartan things for my girls and me, as well as possibly talk my husband into something...

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Love the kilt and the sporran! I remember driving past Piccadilly Circus on the top of a double-decker bus with 3 little boys. I can only imagine how much more fun it is to be in London sans children.

Four. Nights. Of. Theatre.
Color me jealous!!

Cassi Renee said...

Nice video! I have to admit, I never really understood why it's called Piccadilly Circus --is it because it's busy?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

such a great name, Piccadilly Circus!

smalltownme said...

Can you hear me telling my husband to "duck" at the end of the video?

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Jenny Hart Boren said...

That's a very impressive fox! Got that look in his eyes, doesn't he?

I wonder why the piper chose "Amazing Grace" to entertain the crowds--to me, it always moans police funerals (or funerals in general).

Love all your pictures! Very envious of your trip.

Cha Cha said...

I like traveling vicariously through you!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You took a good sort of trip!

Linda said...

All I could think of when I saw the fox sporran was CAT BEARDING!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a trip! Love the sporran, too.