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London Calling, part 4

Part 4: Snowstorm and Snowmen

Welcome to London during its worst snowstorm in 18 years. A city in its early morning hours where almost no traffic was coming through, people were stuck in traffic and where for the first time since their creation the iconic London red busses didn't get out for duty.
Outside of our hotel, Russel Square looked like something out of a fairytale, with a thick layer of white magic covering everything in at least 25 centimeters. London also got populated for one fun day by thousands of snowmen standing around almost everywhere. Snowballthrowing was also quite the fun.
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Our hotel entrance
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Snowmen will be all around town today.
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One of the earliest sights of the morning.
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Russel Square
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Mommy let's build a snowman!
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Konichiwa!
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The British Museum even opened later than usual since its staff got stuck in the heavy snowfall.
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The newly domed hall created by Sir Norman Foster in 2001 was covered in a big white blanket, so the great hall was quite darkened.
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Egypt in winter
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Erik and the Rosetta stone
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the cranes of central London
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no red busses but a red door :)
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well fancy that!
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a sculpture with antenna
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let us betavern ourselves just like in ye olde tymes!
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yayy! Snow!
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this one is a big one.
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yumm
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where da cars at?
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the famous cane shop. Even citizen cane shops here!
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what a perfect streetcorner
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Bi Won get won 4 free!
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the italian kitchen corner
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Marlene
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Bloomies
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They know how to do it
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thick snow!
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peekabooh!
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Lincoln Inn's Flields
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The House of John Soane, now a fascinating London museum in intimate style. Go see it! Now!
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on the way down to the Thames, passing the Royal Courts of Law
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one of the prettiest sights today
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so pretty
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I love this tree
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Hi there you city people!
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stay tuned for more snow excursions!

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5 Responses to “London Calling, part 4”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    Fabulous pictures :-) You two are just too cute!!  

  2. # Blogger Marquis de Lannes

    ...la neige! si froide et si sensuelle a la fois!  

  3. # Blogger NoirishCity....

    Bonjour! Cedric and Erik,
    Wow!...A lot of great pictures as usual! and Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!... The Snowfall in England is very beautiful!..some Olde shop/merchant shops that look like they have been "standing" since "Dickens" wrote "A Christmas Carol" Thanks, for sharing!

    Merci! Beaucoup!
    DarkCityDame ;-D  

  4. # Blogger Marianna

    your pics brought back memories...thank you for posting!

    London for ever!
    Take care now
    peace and love
    xoxo  

  5. # Blogger Permaisuri

    I can't resist looking at your pictures!! arrr!!

    london!! i'm coming =DD  

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