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Lachlan's London, UK 2001 Web Journal

Professor X-ray in Geneva and London (as well as Nikki, Roger, Ian and Lachlan, et. al.) - August 2002

The Proof - not in chronological order

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Sequence of Events

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X-ray Ted admires the view from Lachlan's palacial(sp?) London flat admires the view from Lachlan's palacial(sp?) London flat X-ray Ted, Lachlan, Teddy Bear Hot Water Bottle and Lady Bug Hot Water Bottle

  • X-ray Ted admires the view from Lachlan's palacial(sp?) London flat
  • X-ray Ted, Lachlan, Teddy Bear Hot Water Bottle and Lady Bug Hot Water Bottle

X-ray Ted, Teddy Bear Hot Water Bottle and Lady Bug Hot Water Bottle Lachlan, X-ray Ted and Nikki in front of some of the Elgin Marbles

  • X-ray Ted, Teddy Bear Hot Water Bottle and Lady Bug Hot Water Bottle
  • Lachlan, X-ray Ted and Nikki in front of some of the Elgin Marbles

I will destroy you all - Lachlan staring down the audience before (or after?) his talk at the IUCr congress in Geneva Lachlan talking during his talk at the IUCr congress in Geneva

  • I will destroy you all! - Lachlan staring down the audience before (or after?) his talk at the IUCr congress in Geneva. But:

    To: l.m.d.cranswick@dl.ac.uk
    From: Nikki
    Subject: RE: webpage: Professor X-ray in Geneva and London (as well as
             Nik ki, Roger, Ian and Lachlan, et. al.)
    Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 08:59:40 +1000
    
    Hi Lachlan,
    
    Sorry to disappoint your world domination fantasy now you have the "Evil
    Lachlan" photo, but a friend of mine looked at the photos on the weekend
    and thought you looked about 12 years old and unbelievably innocent. As
    you said, the camera does not lie...
    
    See ya,
    
    Nikki
  • Lachlan talking during his talk at the IUCr congress in Geneva

Lachlan having a sweet Citron Presse with X-ray Ted Paul, Caroline, Gordon and X-ray Ted at the Natural History Museum

  • Lachlan having a sweet Citron Presse with X-ray Ted"
  • Paul, Caroline, Gordon and X-ray Ted at the Natural History Museum

Lunch with X-ray Ted Nikki at IUCr Geneva on her tippi-toes

  • Lunch with X-ray Ted
  • Nikki at IUCr Geneva on her tippi-toes

Nikki at IUCr Geneva on her tippi-toes Lachlan, X-ray Ted and Roger in front of some of the Elgin Marbles

  • Nikki at IUCr Geneva on her tippi-toes
  • Lachlan, X-ray Ted and Roger in front of some of the Elgin Marbles

Roger and X-ray Ted in front of the London Eye Ian's asleep during Nikki's talk but Bob's all a smiling

  • Roger and X-ray Ted in front of the London Eye
  • Ian's asleep during Nikki's talk but Bob's all a smiling

IUCr Geneva Beyond Classical Rietveld Analyais session speakers and chairs X-ray Ted cruelly pinned to the gates of Saint Brides Church in Fleet Street, London

  • IUCr Geneva Beyond Classical Rietveld Analyais session speakers and chairs
  • X-ray Ted cruelly pinned to the gates of Saint Brides Church in Fleet Street, London

Dover Beach
(Matthew Arnold, 1822-1888)

The sea is calm to-night,
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; -- on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness in.

Sophocles long ago
Heard it on the Aegean, and it brought
Into his mind the turbid ebb and flow
Of human misery; we
Find also in the sound a thought,
Hearing it by this distant northern sea.
The sea of faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth's shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl'd.
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


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