Look! It’s Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, The London Eye (also known as the “Coca-Cola London Eye”). Technically, it’s the “world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel” for those keeping score at home. Continue reading “Day 131 – The London Eye Spoon”
Day 119 – The Astonishingly Unattractive Buckingham Palace Spoon
Happy Anniversary to Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were married in Westminster Abbey on this day in 2011. After the ceremony, the couple made the traditional appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the London residence of her majesty, The Queen.
Which brings us to today’s spoon: A small, cheap souvenir that says “Buckingham Palace” over a faded photo of the palace with one of the Queen’s Guard stationed out front. The bowl is engraved with the City of London coat of arms.
It is, without question, one of the ugliest British landmark spoons I’ve ever seen. No self-respecting ghost would even think of haunting this mess.
Day 114 – The London Underground Spoon
This London Underground spoon comes with a fun fact: the London Underground is totally haunted!
Farringdon Station, for instance, is haunted by the ghost of a little girl named Anne who met an untimely death in the mid 18th century right where the station sits today. Those who have heard her shrieks have dubbed her the “The Screaming Spectre of Farringdon.”
I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure that spirits who haunt train stations don’t also haunt spoons.