Overnight to Helsinki & London

April 26-27, 2002

 

 

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Jukka Liedes called from Finland with an offer we could not refuse: would Katherine come to Helsinki to lead a discussion of the paper which she had prepared at the request of the Finnish government, a paper analyzing the range of legislative responses to technological protection measures for audiovisual works. So we drove down to Denver on a Friday afternoon and boarded a flight bound for London...

On Saturday afternoon we relaxed at home with Katherine's parents and Harriet, Alberto, and soon-to-arrive baby.

The big news in London is the imminent arrival of the Osbornes on TV.  Fortunately we're only here until Monday.

In the evening Stephen, Lisa, and Adrian joined us for dinner at an Indian restaurant in Edgware.

 

 

 

 

On Sunday morning we headed down to the flower market on Columbia Road...

 

where we had breakfast

 before making our way

over to Brick Lane to see...

...Tony and Michael, who were hard at work with the annual spring-clean of their building's garden:

 

 

 

 

well,

at least Michael was

         hard at work...

Then we raced across town by car (actually it is impossible to race anywhere in London by car;

rather we crept across town) to the Zoo to meet Oliver, Wendy, Ste, and assorted wild animals.

In the evening we had a relaxing dinner at home with Cathy and Julian in Hammersmith...

On Monday, before leaving for the airport, we walked across the recently re-opened, no longer wildly swaying (how dull!), Millennium Bridge...

          

 

             visited  Jack  &  Phyl's

             engraved paving stone

             at the Globe Theater...

crossed back over the Thames on the new Hungerford Bridge...

and had  a quick lunch at Yo Sushi!

 

Then we flew on to Finland, where the sun was only just setting at 11:00pm as we landed at the Helsinki airport. Despite the late hour, Jukka met us at the airport to escort us to the hotel.

Tuesday morning we strolled around town before the meetings began...

 

And then it was time to back to London...

 

 

if anyone asks, the in-flight meal on Finnair is chipped moose meat.

 

 

three hours and one chipped moose later, we descended low over Windsor Castle, for a landing back home at Heathrow...

 

 

in our brief time back in London we visited Karl Marx & others in the green wilds of  Highgate

Cemetary...

 

had lunch at Bloom's in Golder's Green...

 

and tea with

Hala & Joseph...

 

Before flying home to Aspen from our brief overnight trip, we stopped in Oxford to play with Noah and visit with Suke & Peter...

 

 

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