There are "palaces" and then there are "palaces"; football palaces, if you will. We were thankful to stroll by the "traditional" palaces of Kensington and Buckingham, along with the thrill of being immersed into the Arsenal "Palace" (yesterday), and today at the Craven Cottage "Palace."
The passion and history associated with many of the football (soccer) teams goes beyond anything like other sports the world over. The "fixtures" are electric, the players skilled and swift beyond measure, and the fans chant and sing throughout most of the match.
Today’s match was another London derby with Tottenham Hotspurs beating out the home team, Fulham Whites, 2-1 (scoring the winning goal in stoppage time in the 93rd minute). It was considered by the fans a "gutting" loss, but we were happy to sit and cheer on the home team!
Other touring around London rounded the fun day (Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, though closed on Sunday, and walking and admiring all the beautiful sights).
Dinner with our friend Greg Lubin (in London working on a romantic comedy movie) finished our day. #grateful