What is this blog about?
Having noticed that a lot of people see no more than the obvious tourist attractions of London, I thought it would be a good idea to show the world that there is more, much more, to be seen in London. As you may have gathered from the title, ‘London Details’ is all about items you come across when walking in the city and you want to know more about. So, it is not about the London Eye, the Tower of London, nor about Madame Tussaud – nice as they are – but it is about the small gems that make London what it is, a fascinating city. If you are interested in shops of days gone by, have a look at my other blog, London Street Views.
Who am I?
A retired physician, living in London, born in Bruges in 1568 (yes, that is correct, 1568), but when I was young, my family moved to Leiden where I studied for my MD. I also spent some time in Russia as physician to the tsar, but have been living happily in London for quite some time now. In 1599, I married Sarah Oeils and we had 3 children who survived into adulthood; Baldwin junior, Jeremy and Elisabeth. If you want to know a bit more about me and my friends, go to this page with my portrait. And if you do not believe this, and think the name Baldwin Hamey is a pen-name, a pseudonym, or an alias, you might be right, but despite this innocent subterfuge, I hope you still like the blog.
Most pictures have been taken by me with a small hand-held digital camera, so do not expect photographic miracles; the purpose of them is just to give you some idea of what I am writing about. If the photo has not been taken by me, the source will be stated.
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