Category Archive: London

Jul 23

London Things That Make Me Happy

1.  The 243 bus route, as it gets to Goswell Road, announces the stop in one of the most sensual voices ever to grace the London transport network.  It’s almost indecent how excited the automated recording sounds to be pulling up at this venerable, sometime-gateway to the old city.  (Footnote: it’s also at the stop …

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Apr 09

Season of Daffodils

Every year I tend to blog about how beautiful London can be in spring.  Alas, as I write this entry, all of England – not just London – is shrouded in light smog.  A mixture of European and British pollution, combined with dust from the Sahara, means my asthmatic lungs are currently bordering on non-functional. …

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Mar 07

Sound Map of London

This: http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/london_map/intro/ … is awesome.

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Dec 15

This is stunning…

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/12/11/23-dazzling-photos-of-the-fog-enveloping-london/ For my part, waking up that morning, I looked out of my window and all I saw was white.  London had vanished.  It’s a slightly spooky feeling, particularly when you’re a few floors up, and it looks like you’re floating in nothingness….

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Nov 18

I LOVE LORD MAYORS FIREWORKS!!

WHEEEEEEEE!  BOOOM! Ahem. I may get a little giddy whenever I see fireworks. By the river, I may get even more giddy.  Also!  Thrillingly, this year the Lord Mayor of London is a lady… the only second in 800 years, which is slightly less thrilling.

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