Thursday, July 12, 2007

Catching Up / London Photos

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Observe the emergency exit sign and handle on the back of this bus, print facing outside. Note that this handle and sign are on the back window of the upper deck of a double decker bus. As in, around fifteen feet off the ground, with no visible means of access.

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Tal on Golders Green Road

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Statue outside Buckingham Palace

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Queen Elizabeth Victoria on said statue

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Buckingham palace. Not much of a palace, really. Looks more like a big house.

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"Guard" pretending to be a clockwork man in front of Buckingham Palace. One wonders if they actually guard anything. Lots of people went into and out of the palace past him without any sort of challenge.

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Changing the guard at Buckingham Palace. Guard wearing a dead bear.

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Skateboarding place outside the National Theater on the banks of the Thames

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Outside of the (recreated) Globe Shakespeare Theater

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Modern art

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More modern art. I call it "Suppressed Anger in Blue".

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Tal on ferry on the Thames

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Raincoat and sunglasses. It rained even when it was sunny.

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London Tower Bridge is opening up

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Sun on the Thames

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Houses of Parliament, etc...

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Big Ben. After statues, the English seemed to have a fascination with clocks.

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Like this one

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Back to statues. Anyone know where this is from?

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Strange sign on the outside of a door. It seems to me that if you come out of a fire exit, you're probably smoking, if not completely on fire. That's the point, isn't it?

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Tal in Kensington Park

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At the lake in Kensington Park

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Letters and flowers for Diana on her 46th birthday on the gates of Kensington Castle

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Looking back after having been kicked out of King's Cross Station

Yehuda

6 comments:

Friendless said...

That Queen is Victoria. As for Tal, I'll have to take your word for it.

Yehuda said...

Oops. Thanks.

Yehuda

Anonymous said...

...and the bridge is Tower Bridge, not London Bridge (a common mistake).

Yehuda said...

Grumble. Thanks, Anon.

Anyone else? This is Paris instead of London, perhaps?

Yehuda

Katy Newton said...

Observe the emergency exit sign and handle on the back of this bus, print facing outside.

So that if an accident results in the bus overturning, people outside the bus will be able to open the top deck and help people out. It does make sense really. (Double deckers are being phased out anyway.)

Interesting read, though. I suppose England might seem a bit provincial. Being Jewish isn't really much fun here, but in a "stupid questions" way rather than a "being dragged off and secretly killed" way, thank goodness...

Yehuda said...

Katy: Thanks. Someone else pointed that out to me over shabbat, too. I should have thought of that!

Yehuda