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Old December 26th, 2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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John's photo tour in London

As some of you might have noticed it happens that I'm in London right now, full series of my last weekend's photos are posted here


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Now I finally know what the word city actually means
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Old December 26th, 2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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I've checked both your threads and the photos are great! So you are still in London?

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Indeed, it's always a very interesting feeling when you are back in Vilnius from some big city - everything seems so small here. I've experienced it although I have not been to such big cities as London.
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Old December 26th, 2004, 06:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for these great photos John. London sure is an amazing town

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Old December 26th, 2004, 06:25 PM   #4
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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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wow, I had no Idea you were going to London

As always, great pictures

BTW, I can see that the weather is pretty nice over there
Over here the view through my window is unimagineably depressing. And, according to the forecasts, this is not going to change for the next two weeks - my whole holidays

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Old December 27th, 2004, 11:48 AM   #6
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Exactly the same feeling I had after visiting London!

Needless to say: stunning photos of a stunning city!
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Old December 27th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #7
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@Vaidas
yeah, weather is nice here, I dunno what's up with the myths about bad weather in London but right now the sun is shining and it's been so for almost the whole last week, there's no snow either


@NorthStar
Maybe I felt like this because I've neber been to a real big city (although I once was to St.Petersburg). But after visiting Riga, Tallinn, and Helsinki in the recent years London now feels so huge and massive compared to those.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 02:19 PM   #8
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Lucky you... The pictures as always are good but I imagine that it is hard to catch the feel in pictures. Hope to make similar trip in February (but not sure yet)
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Old December 27th, 2004, 02:43 PM   #9
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That's so true, Gatis, pictures are nothing, I've seen lots of photos of London and I though I had a right impression of it but as I came to those places myself I was stunned, it looked so much more grand and massive in reality, especially the Canary Wharf, a really amazing place of modern architecture (not only because of the height of buildings but also because of quality and ordered surroundings), the only way to feel it is to get there yourself.
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Old December 27th, 2004, 09:06 PM   #10
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WOW awesome pics from "the city", John !!!! I myself am born in London and lived there for 11 years so it's really nice to see these pix as they bring back a lot of memories although much has changed over the past few yrs.

I think the Swiss Re building looks really awesome !!!
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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:46 PM   #11
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BTW, John, did you change your opinion about Lloyd's building after seeing it in reality? Remember this thread in Lithuanian forum?
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Old December 27th, 2004, 10:53 PM   #12
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BTW, John, did you change your opinion about Lloyd's building after seeing it in reality? Remember this thread in Lithuanian forum?
No, unfortunately
Lloyd's looks like a big factory, just a bit cleaner and better looking than average. Maybe I'm incapable to "understand" this kind of architectural expression but it DOES look like a factory with pipes and all the stuff visible outside. If it was a factory, I'd say "wow, what a nice looking factory", but now I say "wtf, it looks like a factory!"

Lloyds "factory" (that's how I'll call it from now on )


However Swiss Re, which is just nearby, is a stunning piece of architecture, my opinion was "quite positive" before I saw it in reality and now I say it's a fu**ing incredible building! London is becoming a gem of contemporary architecture and an example for other cities to follow
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Old December 29th, 2004, 02:38 PM   #13
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London is great, I visited london about 2 months ago and it was really amazing. It was also the first time i visited a real metropolis.
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Old December 29th, 2004, 08:20 PM   #14
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Great pics! London is certainly great city, skyscrapers have cool design...
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Amazing pic. And the sky is clear too!
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Big Ben looks awesome!
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And now I see you have posted a second photo thread from London. Good, I long back there now
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