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London Calling, part 5

Part 5: More Snow in London

Ah another morning awakening in our comfy phone box hotel
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No more snow? Can I come outside and play?
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I can't hear you dear
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She said WHAT?
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On our way to St Paul's
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Queen Victoria waiting for a red bus that won't drive today.
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The inner Temple Gardens
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A lonely fountain still working in this icy landscape
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Someone left his polar bear fur coat on the bench
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Oh just snow
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A frozen family on the bench. British lawyers do know how to make a decent snowman after all.
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overlooking the Thames
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we are closing in now
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finally we spot something beginning in "ye olde..."
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ye olde clocketh
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ye olde bus stoppeth
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ye olde sandwich chain storeth
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ye olde modernism
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and ye olde curtains might need a washing pretty soon
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'tis where you empale ye olde heads on
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ye olde zooming in
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ye olde churchtower
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ye olde St Paul's
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yet another frozen queen Victoria statue, hailing a cab
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ye olde snow flakes
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ye olde victorian Victoria
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ye olde way to pray
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ye olde snowman
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aehm...ye olde traffic lightests
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ye olde cranes
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ye not quite so olde tourist information house
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someone's waving at me over there. Is it Jesus?
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ye olde spiritualism
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and now we leaveth for ye olde tate modern
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snowman
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ye Erik
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ye wobbly bridge
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ye Thameth river
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ye olde trash eater
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ye olde Shakespeareth Globe Theatereth
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Tate Modern: the tower
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Tate Modern: the sidewings
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Tate Modern: ye olde snowhouse building competition
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ye olde Modern
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I have a good one for this: The Iceman cometh
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Inside the belly of the Tate
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ye olde new addition wing
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I like all this green in winter
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a modern exhibition: beds, a big Bourgeois spider and some Calder oversized sculpture...
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and an oversized kittycat skeleton
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oh and some giant piece of rotting apple
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my own art on a postcart
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world of museum
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The view from the Tate Modern restaurant (closed)
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the Gherkin in the back
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A snowlady
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The Shakespeare tavern where we had a light meal after contemplating the Globe Theater
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No Parking
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The City and its banks
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Lloyd's Bank tower designed by Sir Norman Foster
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I love this one
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the temples of money
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Ironically the old Royal Stock Exchange has now been transformed into a luxury shopping center.
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Bank of England
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Boy have i got snazzy ears!
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And no, we are still not done completely with London. One last post still to come.

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3 Responses to “London Calling, part 5”

  1. # Blogger wendy

    To reiterate...

    great shots, great stories, thanks for taking us on the trip too. You always know what we want to see.

    Brilliant.  

  2. # Blogger NoirishCity....

    Bonjour! Cedric and Erik,
    All the pictures that you are posting from London are Great!...Keep them coming!

    Merci!
    Darkcitydame ;-D  

  3. # Blogger Mom in High Heels

    I can't believe I missed this post! Fantastic. Ye olde does not get olde does it? Though the iceman cometh made me LOL. You. Are. Awesome. You knew that though.
    Also, have I mentioned what a cutie pie Erik is? No? Adorable, that one.  

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