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Someone’s parked a spitfire outside the Churchill war rooms.

Someone’s parked a spitfire outside the Churchill war rooms.

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Panorama from Blue Fin Building

Panorama from Blue Fin Building

and some more views of the roof garden.

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Snow

it’s snowing here, i thought it was spring….

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Crews tackle London market blaze

“Up to 100 firefighters are tackling a major blaze that is spreading rapidly through London’s famous Camden Market.”

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk

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Open House 2007

This weekend it’s open house weekend, lots of government buildings are open for free.

Quote:
“Londoners are given direct access to the teams that design, construct, conserve and regenerate their environment. Alongside this are special programmes, activities and publications.”
http://www.openhouse.org.uk/london/home.html

Here’s London from the top of the Gherkin last year

Unfortunately I think I’ve seen most of the good stuff now, and there’s lots of queuing (lines).

This is the que/line at the bank of England last year

the bus stop is the 1.5 hour mark.

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The Sultan’s Elephant – Grand Finale

On Sunday evening the Sultan riding on the elephant returned to wish the child farewell in a spectacular finale.

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You can find more pictures at the bbc

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The Sultan’s Elephant

This weekend “The Sultan’s Elephant” came to town.

Pictures from friday afternoon/evening on the Mall.

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The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel & Sports Show

Some pictures of the GT travel advisors at the 2006 Adventure Travel & Sports Show

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Ice sculpture of St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow) in Trafalgar Square, London

As part of the Russian festival in Trafalgar square, there was an ice sculpture of St Basil’s Cathedral (Moscow), it had melted a bit by the time i got there.

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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2006.

Fireworks

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Pod hotels launch at London airports

“A radical hotel concept is to be introduced at two major UK airports,
it was announced today. A ‘Yotel’ – a cross between a small hotel room
and a first class airline cabin seat – will be featured at Heathrow
and Gatwick airports.”
Link: thisistravel.co.uk

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I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

I saw these cows grazing on the way to work!!!

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London

I live in London… I didn’t hear or see any bombs, or know anybody involved in yesterdays events, just what everyone else saw on TV, scary maybe but nobody is terrorised or afraid. Life goes on. Yesterday was a bit strange, the schools school were i work is closed today, so i get to sit at home, yesterday all the kid had to be picked up or the parents informed they were walking home. Most of the shops on Victoria St shut or didn’t open, except Sainsburys, the nationwide building society was even taping the letter box up. There were lots of people walking out of zone 1 at about 16:30, there were a few buses but they were mostly packed, strangle/surrealy there were people having their pictures taken with Big Ben in the background as usual and the boat trips on the river were still running, the London Eye was closed though. It only took 35 minutes to walk to the elephant which is not much longer than the bus usually takes, must be true that the traffic goes at 4 miles per hour, so i got home at the normal time. Paul PS: If you have any information that may help track down the bombers please telephone 999 or the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321

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Leicester 14-39 Wasps

Wasps spoiled the farewell party for Martin Johnson and Neil Back as the champions sealed a third straight Zurich Premiership title victory. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/english/4537935.stm

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Big Ben (on the way home)

(c) Paul Roberts 2002-2005