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This, one of my favorite Amy Grant tunes, describes how I still feel years after my fiancee`, Inna and I departed to go our separate ways after our romantic London, U.K. interlude of 2013.

I was driving back to the room from a Holiday party and found my Amy Grant’s Greatest Hits CD in the glove compartment. And while “Baby Baby” is my all-time Amy Grant smash hit which reminds me of when I first discovered Amy while the overnight DJ on Atlantic City’s WAYV, FM, circa 1993, I feel this tune at this time, “The Lucky One”, describes and seconds my emotions while reflecting the progress that Nina and I made towards our future unison while connecting in England.
Here are a few more of the hundreds of “Mind Your Head” shots that we took in late October, 2013 – the highlight of my year with thanks to the heavenly Father, who without the divine intervention that brought Nina and I together, none of this travel (and my first-ever U.S. passport) would have ever come to pass.

Another of London's Great Clocks

Another of London’s Great Clocks

Nina catches me candidly as we ride the tour bus' upper deck!

Nina catches me candidly as we ride the tour bus’ upper deck!

Strollin' Westminister...

Strollin’ Westminister…

I'm Tuggin' Sherlock Holmes' Cape! lol

I’m Tuggin’ Sherlock Holmes’ Cape! lol

Our Ben against the sunset and back end tour bus...

Our Ben against the sunset and back end tour bus…

“I stay up all night to get lucky…”

Ancient English Palace survives!

Ancient English Palace survives!

“I flew all night to get lucky…”

anothr London historic tower

“I’m up all night to get some…”

blurry-eyed I bathe for thee

blurry-eyed I bathe for thee

“She’s up all night to the sun…”

Our Favorite local London Pub, Flynns

Our Favorite local London Pub, Flynns

“She’s up all night for good fun…”

atop my golden spire!

atop my golden spire!

“We’re up all night to the sun…”

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“We’re up all night to get some…”

This couple traded photo shoots with us in Piccadilly Square!  Thanks!

This couple traded photo shoots with us in Piccadilly Square! Thanks!

“We’re up all night to get lucky…”

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“I’m the lucky one…”

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“We’ve come too far To give up who we are…”

Tube stairway to heaven via escalator to Green Park!

Tube stairway to heaven via escalator to Green Park!

“So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars…”

Left big wheel sky

Showing shell damage on a church during WWII

Showing shell damage on a church during WWII

“I’m up all night to get stoned…”

royal institute of Brit Architects

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“…stoned…”

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“The present has no ribbon
Your gift keeps on giving…”

This view is talking like the alien!

This view is talking like the alien!

“What is this I’m feeling?…”

upper deck I

“We’re up all night to get lucky…”

silhouette union jack

silhouette union jack

“We’re up all night to get lucky/I’m the Lucky one…”

our blurry kitchen while she sleeps...

our blurry kitchen while she sleeps…

Next time we will go up in this wheel!

Next time we will go up in this wheel!

“I’m up all night to get lucky…”

random view

“I flew all night to get lucky!”

A legendary train station of yore...

A legendary train station of yore…

“I write all night to get lucky…”

Great fish n chips (and ale!)

Great fish n chips (and ale!)

“I pray all night to get lucky.”

early steeple

And…I heard this Daft Punk jam soo much while there that it is my “theme song” of our vacation rendezvous now. Major props to Magic 105 and Capital FM audio in London as-presented over our in-house tele screen.

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Well, We DID IT! да!да!да!!! In the spirit of our three-year old saga, the “Cafe` Skype” story, Inna and I rendezvoused in the great, historic city of London, England (United Kingdom) for one (too short) week, two weeks ago. It was the first time there for both of us!! London was magical, mystical, majestic, awesome, historic and inspiring among other emotions!

What do you make of THIS London statue? lol

What do you make of THIS London statue? lol

The following are some of the hundreds of pictures that we took there! This photo-blog is submitted with deep, protective and profound love and admiration for Nina who, by-dint of her finding me three years ago, found a soul-mate and partner for life. Kudos to Virgin Atlantic for majestic flights (and landings) on my round trip. I love the brand!! We also enjoyed “Magic 105 FM” in the apartment that we had run of during our stay. I now know where the late mentor of mine, Frankie Crocker, got some of his ideas to bring back to WBLS-FM, New York in 1990.
I found the sign “Mind Your Head” particularly amusing and “punny” because our “minds” are said to be in our heads and in The States we say “watch your head” (or any other body part or thing) in order to convey similar warnings. So thus the lead title of this post.
As I did with my Kiev, Ukraine impressions https://achilliad.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/kiev-ukraine-through-my-eyes/, I will let the pictures speak for themselves and try not to comment except for the captions – it will be much more difficult to restrain myself this time, lol..

Me and my "Big Ben"...lol

Me and my “Big Ben”…lol

sphire

The "Big Wheel" in background and "Big Ben" fore...

The “Big Wheel” in background and “Big Ben” fore…

Abby II

Westminister Abby

Double Decker

Once these smoke stacks represented a fireplace in every room - and huge smog problem for London!

Once these smoke stacks represented a fireplace in every room – and huge smog problem for London!

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Parliament on the banks of the Thames!

Parliament on the banks of the Thames!

Heading out on the Red Tour Day I

Heading out on the Red Tour Day I

Winston Churchill hung out here often - his face in the middle of the sign!

Winston Churchill hung out here often – his face in the middle of the sign!

A WWII Brit fighting man surveying the targets

A WWII Brit fighting man surveying the targets

London Lion In Zion, lol

London Lion In Zion, lol

Queen Anne Slept here

Queen Anne Slept here

The famous inspiration for the song, "Winchester Cathedral"

The famous inspiration for the song, “Winchester Cathedral”

One of the biggest domes in Europe!

One of the biggest domes in Europe!

A New York City Jazz club is named after this, the only gift Egypt ever sent to London.

A New York City Jazz club is named after this, the only gift Egypt ever sent to London.

classic subway marker

London TUBE

View of the "stacks" from our apartment (flat") in West Ealing.

View of the “stacks” from our apartment (flat”) in West Ealing.

This Gargoyle looms over the route menacingly...

This Gargoyle looms over the route menacingly…

"Arrrrk!!" (scary...)

“Arrrrk!!” (scary…)

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Just like in the Bond movie - Hello, Sean Connery!

Just like in the Bond movie – Hello, Sean Connery!

Bond got his Aston Martin here?

Bond got his Aston Martin here?

Buckingham Palace Old Horse Stables.

Buckingham Palace Old Horse Stables.

I've always been fascinated by...castles!

I’ve always been fascinated by…castles!

I bet there once was a moat where the grass is, lol!

I bet there once was a moat where the grass is, lol!

Trafalga Square Lion

Trafalga Square Lion

Nina spots Shakespeare in the Tube station and knows I am a student of his...

Inna spots Shakespeare in the Tube station and knows I am a student of his…

Blue Rooster in Trafalga Square.

Blue Rooster in Trafalga Square.

WOW

Moor OMG hist

history I

Big Dome II

You know WHO...

You know WHO…

mindyour head II

We together in Piccadilly Square, London. My "Boo" says my Aunt! lol

We together in Piccadilly Square, London. She is “My Boo”, says my Aunt! lol

Great Snap!

natural buck road

Our Fave tour bus driver, "Big Rastamon" lol

Our Fave tour bus driver, “Big Rastamon” lol

Fountains of Hyde Park

Fountains of Hyde Park

Remember to "Mind Your Head"!

Remember to “Mind Your Head”!

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Peace-out, from "Guv'nor" Naphtali, til next time from the London "Big Bus"!

Peace-out, from “Guv’nor” Naphtali, til next time from the London “Big Bus”!

Between the two of us photo-nuts, we shot about 500 snaps. If you want to see more through our eyes, let us know in your comments and we will post a “Part Two”!! Cheers.

My love,  co-producer and soulful soul-mate doing her best "Miles Davis" on-stage pose and her camera thing. lol

My love, co-producer and soulful soul-mate doing her best “Miles Davis” on-stage pose and her camera thing. lol

PICKHIT: Special Thank you to London “Big Bus Tours” for finding and holding my camera case (with the $5USD note and sim cards enclosed) until I could collect it. I doubt that would have been the case here if the similar situation happenstanced in New York City.
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**SureShott: Due to her family elder issues and apparent nervous breakdown, this would sadly be the last time I see Inna. She contacted me two years later, saying her Doctor in the mental clinic had spirited her off to Russia and married her, which she was not comfy with. SMH

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