Thursday, April 24, 2008

St George's Day

St George is the patron saint of England, and yesterday (April 23) was his big day. But like Rodney Dangerfield, he don't get no respect. We asked several different groups of friends, "What do you do for St George's Day?" "Nothing," was the answer they all gave us. They also acknowledged that St Andrew (Scotland; November 30), St David (Wales; March 1), and St Patrick (Ireland, March 17) all receive more attention from the English than poor St George does. One person even noted that the England flag is flown by more people on the day of a big football or rugby match than on April 23. Sure enough, we didn't see a single flag yesterday. However, today we were in Chiswick and we saw three!

Chiswick Parish Church - St Nicholas of Myra with St Mary Magdalene


Chiswick Mall


Chiswick Pier (with Hammersmith Bridge in the background)


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