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London: If these walls could speak...( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times / June 27, 2013 )
...I'd hope for the resolute tones of Winston Churchill, but I have this fear they might sound like Prince Charles, complaining about something contemporary. Anything contemporary. Anyway, this is Westminster, the neighborhood of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey (admission fee for non-worshipers: about $27 per head). Photo shot on the way into the abbey in 2011.
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