Let's look at some
pictures of ourselves, and of Boink-Central: London (W1)
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A city of magic, intrigue, brilliance...
Massive literary heritage looms everywhere...
World capital of the English Language...
And general headquarters of the aue boink!
And that's what this page is about...
This is the pub where we boinked. It's in the Village
of Marylebone in London's West End.
Let's have a look at some of Marylebone's tradition...
Charles Dickens lived at the corner of Marylebone
Road and Marylebone High Street.
His monument there is a bas-relief showing several
of the unforgettable characters he created during his time in
On this site was a house which provided the
model and imagery for both Miss Haversham's house and Ebeneezer
Scrooge's house. The original house was razed last year to make
way for luxury flats.
Just north of "Scrooge's" house, this building
contained the undertaker where Charles Dickens worked as a child.
It provided the imagery for Oliver Twist's tenure at an undertaker.
It has been completely restored and now houses a furniture store
The portcullis leads to an adjacent street where Elizabeth
Barret Browning lived...
And, of course, Sherlock Holmes was a neighborhood
resident, as was his creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.
Across the street from the "undertaker"
are the ruins of the old Saint Marylebone Church. This monument
marks the burial spot of John Wesley.
Here's a shot of The Globe! Not the theatre,
but the pub, which was elected as the best pub in London in an
This plaque provides information on the etymology
Looking down Marylebone Road, here's the Planetarium,
The Wax Museum, the Royal Academy of Music, and York Gate...
Here's a closeup shot of York Gate and the entrance
to Regent's Park...
As shown in the picture, "Notting Hill",
here's the spectacular churchyard of Marylebone Parish Church.
Here's the clock tower at Abbey House
(at the celebrated address of 221-b Baker Street)
Andrew making his first ever boink appearance...
Fabian being Fabian.
Soon to be a boink host himself (in Watford, Herts).
Renowned Scrabble Master Graeme...
Linz accepts a phone-in greeting.
I quite like the phone-in thing, we had one transpondial
and two UK greetings this time; and it was such a delight to
hear from people who couldn't make it, but still wanted to greet
Well done, chaps!
Dame Laura and Mike.
Dame Laura is proudly sporting her newly acquired
And a tip of the hat to Mike for the Way Excellent
minutes of the proceedings!
Andrew, Noah, and I debrief, cap off any open
items from the agenda, and adjourn the boink until next time...