Closing Banquet, ICV 27 at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London
The banquet took place in the "Gladstone Library" room, not the real Gladstone Library. Nonetheless the elegance of the hotel would make the American Country Club look like your average American corner, street bar. Suffice it to say the it was like jumping in the Mary Poppins Fantasy Fairy-Tale. We were half expecting the Queen to make an appearance.
It was a particularly peacefully, poetic, pleasant, placid, display of pomp. The feel of a classy crowd of carousing camaraderie was in the air. Suffice it to say to food was good eatin'.