Judith I am aware of the emptyness....In London.
It is not an empty London which I desire and love but a London with
great characters and filled with wonderful characters.
Many of the people who added natural spice to London have scattered.
Almost all of the owner run shops have closed and made way for chains.
Plenty of shopping to be done but not so unique.
The glory days of a Biba dresss and matching ballet shoes where a delight
for a girl about to dance till the early hours at the SCENE club. A place where
the Rolling Stones might play or Georgie Fame.
Brian I feel that your friend and so many others have fear of the memory of
London as it was in 1966 and those who did not go through this time can not
appreciate London as it was ....not as safe shell but a true spirit ...
Your friend like so many others protects himself with material things to retain
a sense of happiness.It is not only glitz and glamour which create fun ....it is finding out
what you like about the world you live in and learn how to enjoy.
Many of the younger people in London seem to be unhappy, searching for something.....jobs, contentment,
I hear about this from friends and journalists.
There has been so much progress and development but in the construction
the fragrent and true elements of London have suffered.