Nietzsche wrote, “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”
Jim, The Beebs and I decided that if great thoughts are conceived while walking, then walking in the neighborhoods of the greatest thinkers would give us especially great thoughts. So, we took to the streets of London to look for the homes of Mark Twain and Mozart. We found a lot of pretty scenes along the way.
|THE Travel Bookstore in Nottinghill on Portobello Road. Yes, that one.|
|The painted row houses in London are so festive.|
|Mapping out the plan during tea time.|
|Some photos you just have to include. I can’t go writing a post about London without Big Ben.|
|Or the London Eye.|
|Or the red telephone booth.|
|This is the most brilliant idea London has ever had. Really, truly great thinking.|
|This is the most brilliant idea Jim has ever had.|
|He charted the conversion rates and laminated the card. He also made sure it was the size of a credit card so it would fit perfectly in his wallet. Genius.|
|The great thinkers of London went to the prettiest bookstores.|
|This is a typical Jim shot. We had a blast taking photos together… and a lot of each other.|
|Jim in his element.|
|Another batch of festive row houses.|
|I love it when a parked car makes for good foreground.|
|Jim and I knew we were near Mark Twain’s house, but it was still tough to find the sign that proved it.|
|Official shot proving I was outside Mark Twain’s house.|
|After Twain, finding Mozart was easy.|
It’s quite a thrill to walk the same streets as Mark Twain and Mozart. I wonder if they, like me, created their art as they walked around their neighborhoods. For me, walking is a necessary tool of writing.
So we took a stroll around the neighborhood to soak up some great thoughts by the great thinkers of our time.
Then we went for a drink. We don’t want to get too smart, too fast.