Saturday, 31 December 2016

The Daily Constitutional Editor's Diary 2016 March: Ghosts, Comic Books & @toptrumps


At the end of 2016, The Daily Constitutional's editor Adam looks back at his walking & blogging London year…


March

Was that a real g-g-g-g-g-gulp-g-g-g-g-GHOST in the window along the route of my Ghosts of the Old City tour? Judge for yourself…





Here's a close-up…





In March I also took delivery of the new Top Trumps game London Galleries



All the major galleries are featured with a good sprinkling of more obscure establishments thrown in. My fave feature is the tick box on every card. You can play the game on the Tube on the way to the gallery and then tick the box when you have visited. Excellent!


I was also delighted in March to see my very own Rock'n'Roll London Comic Book stocked at my fave Comic Book Store Orbital in Great Newport Street. Felt proper and all official-like…

Here it is in the splendid Indie section…



With the passing of George Martin – as with the passing of all the great musicians of the rock age – I went straight to the record collection. I'm sure we all did.

The great jukebox of the subconscious swings into action and throws forth the music unbidden.

So which George Martin classic did I absolutely have to hear this morning? Was it the wild tape loops of Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite? The vari-speed welding/collage job of Strawberry Fields? The beautiful harpsichord on In My Life?

None of the above.

It was Songs For Swingin' Sellers


Thanks for the music Sir George. And thanks for the laughs, too.



I snapped two of my favourite London photos of 2016 in March.


Cool pooch, cool shoes at King's Cross Station…





Feeding the birds at The Serpentine…






A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.



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