Posting some pics from earlier in my trip: ladies and gentlemen, the lovely ladies of Manchester.
I had a very productive day yesterday in the British Library. The staff are just top notch and very helpful. I must admit, though, that when I first arrived, I was treated a bit brusquely (the bluejeans and bleached-out hair probably don’t help) until the “Dr.” on my UMKC card was noticed. Then everything was peaches and cream. It’s good to know my advanced education is good for something.
Last night we had a fantastic South Indian meal (I blogged a NY Times article about this cuisine back in April) and then headed to the Tate Modern, where we took in the sublimely eerie “Head to Head” before settling in at the bar on the top floor and gazing out at St. Paul’s across the Thames while mocking the pretensions of our snooty French waiter.