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Lovely London

This weekend I went up to London to see after_thought16 and take pictures with my shiny new camera. I ended up taking 241 shots but don't worry, I haven't posted them all. Just 13. Mmm, lucky 13.



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First we went to Greenwich. This is the view from up the hill the Royal Observatory sits on. 'Tis very pretty, shame it's all a bit grey.

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I said I'd take a picture of time, and here it is. You can just see the Prime Meridian on the other side of the fence.

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Apparently Henry VIII is doing stand up comedy at the Tower of London. Who knew? Actually, it's a display of his armour but I prefer my idea.

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This is the Slow Food market where I bought some ciabatta bread and red chilli olive oil. The guy there is really enthusiastic about his olive oil!

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This is a structure made of cardboard. No I don't know why.

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Inside the cardboard tower.

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London at night. I think this is my favourite of all the pictures from the weekend.

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The London Eye. Sorry it's a bit blurry. The camera was on night mode and I didn't have anything to steady myself against.

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Sunday was a a brighter day. We went to Hyde Park and I chose this picture to represent that because this squirrel is so cute! Look at him! Awwww.

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Speaker's Corner. Most of the speakers have groups of people listening to them. The lady in orange is just reading from the Bible and has no one. I think she's kinda missing the point of the place.

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A little bit of America in London.

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And a little bit of Canada. It took me four goes to get a picture of the flag flying out like that. Clearly God loves America more.

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A pretty picture to end on. With the ubiquitous Starbucks in the corner.



So that was my weekend. It was fun, although by the end I was about ready to collapse. My bag was damn heavy, which is worrying since I'm planning to use it for Sydney and my shoulder still aches now.

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tyasante
Sep. 21st, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
pretty pictures!! that's some pretty awesome shots of londoninium. :D
crystalcazzie
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) I want to go back sometime with a tripod and take lots of pretty night shots.
zero_bug
Sep. 22nd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
When I opened the mailbox today my first reaction was "oh no more marmite"...
IF I HAD KNOWN LONDON HAD A PESTIVAL I MAY HAVE FORCED MYSELF INTO USING A CREDIT CARD OF DOOM TO TAKE A TRIP THIS SUMMER. Two words: Maggot painting.

I love the bug antennae! The cat doesn't love them quite so much, but she still wears them. :D

Thankies! I have to go work on something awesome to send to you. Fear. FEAR.
crystalcazzie
Sep. 22nd, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: When I opened the mailbox today my first reaction was "oh no more marmite"...
Yay! I'm glad you like them. I'm sure the cat will learn to appreciate them too. :)

I had no idea there was a Pestival on until I was actually there. I didn't see much of it but I did go into the giant termite pavilion. It was where the cardboard tube tower is now.

I look forward to anything you send me with joy and fear.
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