We had a brief burst of nice weather yesterday. The sun actually came out, unheard of lately, and since Dave was home with the dog I seized the opportunity to go walking through Mayfair, Piccadilly and Soho. I had a good time and got some good photos. This morning it's rainy again and the news says parts of England are ripe for flooding, between the rainfall and melt from the recent snows.
On a serious note: In East London a group of young men calling themselves "Muslim Patrol" have been making videos of themselves harassing pedestrians for not being compliant with Muslim laws. They harassed a woman wearing a short skirt, a man who they believed to be gay, people drinking or carrying bottles of alcohol, even a couple just walking near the mosque. The mainstream Muslim community has condemned their activities and some of them have been arrested. There are theories that the videos were made by far-righters to stir up anti-Muslim sentiment, but the guys speak Arabic and they seem pretty authentic to me. As a gay man who cherishes living in a tolerant society, I find this pretty alarming.
On a happier note: Have you ever wondered what happened to Andrew Ridgeley?
And finally: If you aren't too sick of my Morocco photos, and you haven't already seen it on Facebook, check this out. In 1992 I took a series of photos I intended to combine into a single panorama of the town where I lived, Ait Baha. Back then I would have had to Scotch tape the pictures together. But with modern technology, I can combine them digitally into one seamless image. Pretty cool, huh?
(Photo: A woman at Piccadilly Circus yesterday. We all need a little glamor in our lives!)