“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Win some - Lose some.

First the good news. I am indebted to the Wrestling Heritage site for alerting me to the return of boxing and wrestling to London's premier fight venue, The Albert Hall. There has been no boxing at the old Victorian monstrosity for the past decade and apparently some local residents are up in arms about the hall attracting a rather more rough and ready clientele than the flag waving punters who patronise the Proms. Oh dear!
And the bad news? Well today I dropped in to The Cafe on Vauxhall Bridge Road for a bacon sarni and tea only to find that it is now in it's last two weeks of trading. Another classic cafe bites the dust. The Cafe, a former Clash hang out, was never a  centre of gastronomic excellence but it was handy if you had been to the Tate for a cultural top-up. It also had a 1940s decor that could never be recreated by any set designer. The old folks collective who seemed to run the place are retiring. I wish then well.

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