Sunday, May 31, 2009

Garbage in London

(TI)London is one foreign city that many Sri Lankans adore. To the older ones it was made familiar by Enid Blyton and Charles Dickens. You wander around and gasp as you suddenly come across Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe or find yourself in Bloomesbury Square. You had heard Big Ben over Radio Ceylon and studied about the zero longitude running through Greenwich. You like the familiarity of dirt along Oxford Street and tolerate grime in your hair after a day of walking in London. Passers-by in Wales might even stop you as you ambled along chatting with a friend and comment on your intonation of English: "So like ours", they’d say and you take it as a compliment. Full text