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london as it was


this was in a historic house we visited recently.  it’s london during the 1800s.  i miss london.  not enough to want to come back and live there, but i miss the streets, endless adventures and infinite potential.

that’s all here too, but less intensively plopped (geographically speaking)

my favourite photo location in london


this is one of my favourite places for taking pictures of big ben in london.  on a clear evening the setting sun makes the palace of westminster glow orange.  And the reflection in this window is always spot on !

i was glad to walk past this location again last night when the conditions were aligned.

apologies for the posting of this photo again, but it is a new fresh one and i love it so !



spot the little marching soldiers



big ben in the evening


the great thing about this time of year is that it gets dark early so i’ve been able to grab some nice evening sunlight shots like these. 


traf square


complete with pigeon on the head

guess the thing


i’m not entirely sure what this is, but it’s doing something in trafalgar square this weekend (i think)

day out to greenwich london

we went to london with friends yesterday.  started by train then go the tube to embankment where we caught the thames clipper to greenwich.  it’s the only way to travel (if you ignore the other options).  here we are waiting


at greenwich we got a bit lost and ended up in a painted room which was very good


kezia enjoyed the mirror which saved her looking up


it was very rainy so not much sight of docklands


but we did watch the 1pm ball drop, something a tour guide described as a “non event”, but one worth watching nevertheless.  we felt thoroughly calibrated.


then, after a few hours wandering around the excellent martime museum we avoided a proper soaking (from the rain and the river) by taking the foot tunnel to the north side of the thames


before getting the driverless DLR to Bank to catch a tube to the train station.  you can see the person driving the driverless train bottom left in this picture


so all in all, an excellent day out and huge thanks to our friends for suggested we went londonwards.