Same mirror as I had used in October (for the XVIII set). I can’t resist that full-length mirror installed by the millionaire who had it built, Thomas Gustave Plant. They are ideal for selfies but the place is invariably busy and the lighting harsh. But, I made a point to get in front of that mirror. I now know exactly where it is.
Untouched. They would be better it I tweaked the light …
Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg_Address
Wow. It always gives me goose bumps. President Lincoln — what a writer, what an orator, what a MAN. What a loss. Him 163 years ago and what we have now. But, he always talked about the future. So, we can take heart. November 19. We should pause, remember and reflect.
Related posts: Check category ‘Events’ & search ‘Lincoln’.
Ahhh! “Heathrow” — at one time, 1970 – 1980, known as “Thiefrow“. The ‘best’ of the scams. They would ‘BORROW’ expensive company cars from the parking lots using parking tickets they would obtain with another car. They wouldn’t steal them per se since then the car would be ‘hot’ and likely to be sought. They would take it to a ‘chop-shop’ and swap the engine and other parts out — sometimes the tires. So, the ‘owner’ would come back, find the car exactly where he/she parked it (because the ‘thieves’ would have put their car in that spot while they ‘borrowed’ the other). No marks. All good. But, then they would notice that it wasn’t running as well. Classic.
I made contact with Heathrow, for the first time, in August 1967 — 50 years ago. Since then I have (though not recently) spent so much time in or around the airport (including the many hotels). Wow. It was a second home. Always a RELIEF to be at Heathrow.
Plus I owned BAA (British Airport Authority) shares for a very long time (since the ‘IPO’) and did quite well.