I don't know London well, but if I did, I have a feeling I'd love her. The city is like one of those people at the end of the line in a cafe - the one who looks stunning, looks at you from the corner of their eye, smiles, you smile, and then that's it... until the next morning, when it happens again.. and again, ad infinitum. Until one of you is run over by a truck, or reality intervenes and you ask him to join you, he opens his mouth and you discover he is... well... not someone who will co-inhabit your future (no no this has never happened to me before).
But to return to the point: I would have a crush on London if I could ask her to join me.
It this statement by the American Ambassador to Great Britain is particularly revolting:
"This has been a long and careful process," Ambassador Robert Tuttle said in a statement Thursday. "We looked at all our options, including renovation of our current building on Grosvenor Square. In the end, we realized that the goal of a modern, secure and environmentally sustainable embassy could best be met by constructing a new facility. I'm excited about America playing a role in the regeneration of the South Bank of London."
(Quoted here, emphasis mine)
Far as I'm aware, the South Bank could do without a big shiny building that screams about the Land of the Free, yeeeeehaw!! (Apologies to the zero yeehaw-ers who read my blog, no disrespect intended, you obviously have excellent taste.)