27 November 2012

Imagery

Continuing with our weekend trip down to London - there are many ways to see the city and I guess that each visitor returns with a very different bunch of images in their head. I have been to London perhaps thirty times - for football matches, concerts, theatre outings or simply to see friends - including my late brother Paul who resided for several years in Wood Green and later Tufnell Park, but I had never been to Greenwich on the south bank of the Thames.

Rather than waffle on as I usually do, no doubt boring everyone to death, I will instead share six more photographs with you - to give you some of the flavour of this past Sunday.
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Thin house on St James Street, Hammersmith
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The Queen's House, Greenwich - designed by Inigo Jones.
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Ship in  a massive bottle - National Maritime Museum
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Ian and Ruby on Greenwich Hill - admiring the view
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Busker in the Greenwich Foot Tunnel - completed in 1902 for
the convenience of London dock workers.
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Finally - St Pancras Station and the trip back to Sheffield.
The statue is called "The Meeting Place" and it is thirty feet high.

7 comments:

  1. I love your six images and I learned a new word: busker.

    You could produce a book of the photographs from your last two posts -- adding others, of course -- and call it Y.P.'s London. Leave out all the touristy stuff.

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  2. RHYMES WITH PLAGUE You are clearly a man of discerning taste. I thank you for the compliment.

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  3. st pancs
    one of my fav places in London
    if you get the chance do the tour!

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  4. My sister used to live in London, and looking back we should have taken advantage of that and visited more often....I never wanted to live there, but being a tourist now and again is quite lovely.

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  5. EARL GRAY It is likely that "the tour" is only open to earls and other members of the aristocracy. Commoners like me stand no chance.
    LIBBY Like you - I would never have wanted to live in London but it's an interesting place to visit - not like the real England at all.

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  6. I enjoyed this and your previous blog YP. They are teaching me about Britain from an insider's point of view - Dave

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  7. DAVE Thanks. Sometimes it is hard to get my head around the idea that some readers of this blog are not wholly conversant with this country of my birth.

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