London & Imperial College

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During the first week of August, 2005, Vicki, David, and Daniel accompanied Eric to London where he will begin his studies in chemistry at Imperial College starting in October. Eric wanted to be in London two months earlier so that he could earn some money and get used to the place. The trip was a lot of fun, and we got much accomplished, from buying an iMac G5 to dealing with all kinds of administrative matters.

This page contains a number of images taken during those few days. The first two ([1] and [2] were taken at Nice airport just before our departure. During his initial two months in London, Eric will stay in a lovely residential street [3] where he will share a room [4] with a student from, of all places, North Carolina! A few photos of the Imperial College campus are next. This handy map will be helpful in locating the buildings whose numbers are given in the captions.

Most of the other photographs were taken in Kensington where we spent almost all of our time, though we did, of course, take a break to have High Tea at Fortnum & Mason's Patio Restaurant. Eric made a new friend in the toy department of the store, and we feel he might have taken him home if he did not already have a room mate. At the end of the week, Vicki, David, and Daniel flew back to Nice leaving Eric to explore his new surroundings on his own. It seems safe to say that we will be in London somewhat more often during the next few years!



Waiting for EasyJet at Nice airport

David, a captive audience

Waiting for EasyJet

David, a captive audience


Evelyn Gardens in Kensington

Eric moves in

Evelyn Gardens in Kensington

Eric moves in


Imperial College entrance on Exhibition Road

Mirror games at the main entrance

Imperial College entrance

Mirror games


Chemistry Building (number 8 on map)

Chemistry Building (number 7 on map)

Chemistry Building (# 8)

Chemistry Building (# 7)


Faculty Building (number 26 on map)

Queen's Lawn

Faculty Building (# 26)

Queen's Lawn


Queen's Tower

Museum of Natural History

Queen's Tower

Museum of Natural History


Prince's Gardens (see map)

Flowers on Cromwell Road

Prince's Gardens (see map)

Flowers on Cromwell Road


Residences on Old Brompton Road

David and Eric in conversation

On Old Brompton Road

David and Eric in conversation


Strolling through Kensington

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel on Knightsbridge

Strolling through Kensington

Mandarin Oriental Hotel


Sign of the Bag O' Nails Pub near Victoria Station

Eric in the toy department at Fortnum and Mason

Sign of the Bag O' Nails Pub

Eric at Fortnum & Mason


Building on Charing Cross Road

The Masons Arms Pub on Maddox Street

Building on Charing Cross Road

The Masons Arms




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