Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Eye on London
Anyway, this weekend there was a wonderful article by A.A.Gill in the NY times titled "My London, and Welcome to it." And the 2nd to last paragraph struck a particular chord, especially when describing a city that has one truly magnificent Ferris Wheel called the "Eye"-
"Now the Olympics has come and dragged us into the bright light, and a lot of attention is being given to London, and we're not used to it. We're not good at showing off. We're not a good time to be had by all, we're not an easy date. London isn't a party animal by nature, it doesn't join in or have a favorite karaoke song. It does, though, have a wicked, dry and often cruel sense of humor. It is clever, literate, and dramatic. It is private and taciturn, a bit of a bore, and surprisingly sentimental. And it doesn't make friends quickly, is awkward around visitors. We will be pleased when all the fuss and nosiness has gone away."