London on this blog, mainly in connection with Poul Anderson's Time Patrol series. This is what James Bond remembers when he has returned from Crab Key to Jamaica and will soon return home:
kings and queens
people photographed with pigeons on their head in Trafalgar Square
forsythia bazing on bypass roundabouts
his housekeeper brewing tea
the first tube trains shaking the cool, dark bedroom in his flat off the King's Road
the douce English weather
Bond contrasts all this with hot wind, marsh gas, dead coral and black crabs. In Anderson's Time Patrol series, we appreciate, among many other details, Everard's and Whitcomb's hansom cab journey through London in 1894. See here. In the James Bond novels, we appreciate Fleming's detailed and colourful observations of life in the 1950s.