Thursday, October 3, 2019
I noticed on my walk to work yesterday that the Lillie Langtry pub has undergone a bit of a makeover. In addition to its fancy new sign, which I mentioned several months ago, it's been repainted and the interior has been modernized. No more skanky orange carpet! Now it has stylish wood floors.
It's still in a Brutalist tower block -- can't overcome the architecture, I suppose -- but things have definitely improved since March 2018.
I'm reminded of that scene in "Auntie Mame" when the mother of the "Aryan from Darien" asks Mame if she likes gin. "Oh, I adore it!" Mame exclaims. The other woman responds: "After dinner, we'll get out the cards and play," and Mame's face falls dramatically.