Lexington gets Queen for a day...
Friday, May 04, 2007
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrived in the United States yesterday to begin a six-day visit that will include stops in Jamestown, Va., to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of that former British settlement, and Washington, D.C., for a three-day visit hosted by President Bush and first lady Laura Bush...but today she hits Tread land when she arrives at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (I was there yesterday) this afternoon and will likely spend the night at Lane's End Farm in Versailles...home of Bro. George, my infamous and often controversial transsexual love interest of yore. It seems the Queen is on a sort of 'tour' after the popularity of that Queen movie that was all award winning and critically acclaimed. People just dig the Queen again looks like. Personally, I don't know what all the hubbub is about, the whole monarchy fandom thing leaves me a bit perplexed. All pomp and circumstance with a dash of celebrity tab-flavored voyeurism thrown in to keep folks intrigued enough to remember that there is still a 'royal' family I reckon. I have to remind myself that the US is a young nation by worldly standards and we have nothing to compare this with. I mean, sure, we got the King of Rock and Roll, King of Pop, Godfather of Soul, Queen Latifah, Queens, New York, Steve McQueen, Prince, Price Albert in a Can and the Accused Rapists of Duke, those are all something but still none of them married their relatives...or did they? Heck, all I know is for a day, we are all going to be royally flush. In honor of Her Majesty the Queen's visit, this castle on U.S. 60 is flying British flags and will have a man dressed in a suit of armor outside today...I know, don't say anything.
To all my pals across the pond, please feel free to explain any of this you see fit.
Castle on U.S. early morning. Holga. Ilford HP5+.
Hey, I'm holding my photobloggie...touch it.
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