Monday, October 15, 2007

Ah, to be in England ... that globalization is here!

All these photos taken within two blocks of my Piccadilly Circus Hotel:

(This one actually from my window!)


Jim said...

Yes, it's always the worst part of traveling in Europe: the realization that the only "product" we're capable of exporting these days is the worst part of our culture - fast food. Back away from the burger!


RonF said...

Frankly, I find all that damn sad. It reminds me of when I was a student in Cambridge (Mass., not England) and McDonalds wanted to put a franchise in on Mass. Ave between MIT and Central Square. There was a ton of opposition.

Consider, though, that we couldn't export this "product" if people didn't want to buy it. You have to wonder why they would.

Peter Carey said...

gotta get out of the big cities...mcD's has been in London and the Champs Elysees for a couple decades...still, pretty sad, however (but I do like my starbucks)

Anonymous said...

I'm inclined to quote Blake's Jerusalem....

I lived in England for a number of years and there is still a part of me that feels like I'm coming home when I get off the plane at Heathrow.

I hope you managed a few pints of Real Ale.