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Old March 7th, 2010, 02:17 AM   #1
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London walks '10

Let's take a walk in London. Not sure whether I will succeed or not but I'll do my best not to get stuck with the major popular tourist spots

Route: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,0.090895&z=14

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Vauxhall. In this photo: SIS (Secret Intelligence Service aka MI6)
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Pedestrian bridge
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Apart from other things Vauxhall has quite a few gay/lesbian nightclubs. Once I got stuck in one (I'm not gay) without even knowing it was a gay club. I realized where I was after about 30 minutes... but since beer was so cheap (about 3x cheaper than in other nightclubs) I stayed and enjoyed the night.
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Vauxhall Bus station. One of the major hubs of nightbuses which are primarily used by late party-goers who cannot afford the taxi (and with London taxi prices this makes up a majority)
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Abandoned Battersea power station. Not sure whether the redevelopment plans are real but in Wikipedia it says that a £4 billion project is supposedly under preparation with a starting date of 2011. If so, it should become one of the (or perhaps THE) most interesting multi-purpose developments in all of London
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Millbank Tower
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Tate Britain. My favorite (along with Tate Modern) art museum in the capital. Among other famous stuff it has D.Hockney's "Bigger Splash" in its collection which I wanted to see. However, it wasn't on exhibition today. The information desk couldn't tell me why either...
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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #2
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Southern bank of Thames river
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There are quite a few nice developments near the river. Things change instantly further away
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Vauxhall
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Local arcitecture (Lambeth Road)
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Imperial War Museum
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Old March 7th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #3
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looks very nice
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Old March 7th, 2010, 07:06 AM   #4
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Old March 7th, 2010, 11:41 AM   #5
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Very nice shots of London, Pansori
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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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Nice to see some other pics than the typical tourist spots!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:16 PM   #7
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Nice shot of Millbank Tower. I think it's stood the test of time. Now you've got me thinking what it used to be called. Vickers - just looked it up!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #8
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Inside the Imperial War Museum. There are quite a few interesting expositions but we don't have time to explore that
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A broken down bus being pulled off
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Strata/Catle House tower
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A rather characteristic view in Lambeth
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Old March 7th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #9
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Great thread, pictures and city!
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Old March 7th, 2010, 08:33 PM   #10
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Thanks, PortoNuts

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Railway bridge at the crossroads of Borough Road and Southwark Bridge Road. The railway goes to Blackfriars terminus. According to Wikipedia there was a train station named Borough Road Railway Station which was shut in early 20th century.
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Strata once again
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Borough High streets
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Near the Borough Market. The area isn't particularly appealing
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Old March 7th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #11
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Shard London Bridge construction
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Old March 9th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #12
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nice shots!!!
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Old March 9th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #13
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Railway bridge in Bankside area
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Decorative lighting
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Old March 9th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #14
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View from Bankside (area between London Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge) towards Millennium Bridge
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Old March 9th, 2010, 04:42 AM   #15
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Nice set, some unsual views of the city not that same thing. I liked it! Keep posting
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Old March 10th, 2010, 02:09 AM   #16
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Millenium Bridge linking St.Paul's cathedral and Tate Modern gallery: two very important yet very different landmarks of London
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Broadgate Tower. In my opinion, one of the biggest failures when it comes to new skyscrapers in London in recent years... no matter how hard I tried to see beauty of this building (it did look good in the renderings) it was only possible from some close-up angles. From far away (or even medium distances) it looks like an overgrown warehouse.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 04:48 AM   #17
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Old March 10th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #18
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Beautiful photos of a fantastic city
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:45 AM   #19
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The glowing Tower 42 and Heron Tower U/C behind it
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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:33 AM   #20
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those ground level pictures are truly stunning!!
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