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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:36 AM   #1
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Random London (part 2)

Another part of my random London shots taken a while ago, these are mostly from the City and a few shots underway from Waterloo station towards Wimbledon near where I currently reside

The Royal Court of Justice





Going down the Lower Thames Street towards the Tower of London





Monument tube station



Going further the street






Swiss Re seen from near to Fenchurch Street train station





After work going to Waterloo Station which is about 30minutes walk from the Tower of London


Lower Thames Street






Tower Bridge seen from Thames Path pedestrian riverside walk


Some highrises in Southwark on the opposite bank of River Thames from the City


Somewhere in the City


It was pretty hot outside, about 30 degrees C what is not very common in London





Passing the Millenium Bridge and St.Paul's cathedral


Passenger boat passing under Millenium Bridge, you can see Tate Modern gallery in the background which was... a power plant just a while ago


View from Blackfriars bridge, a train passing on a nearby bridge with skyscrapers of the City in the background



After crossing the river we're in Southwark which is not considered to be the most pleasant borough of London, though the riverbank is being redeveloped


Just minutes later we're in a train in Waterloo station ready to depart to Wimbledon.


London Eye seen just after the train leaves the station


A Eurostar train resting in Watarloo


A Southwest Trains service train passing, Southwest Trains mainly serve the Southwestern part of London metro area and other towns in Southern England



Stopping at Clapham Junction which according to this board is Europe's busiest railway station. It's nothing interesting though, just a countless amount of platforms and rails. The reason why it's so "busy" is because of all suburban services which usually stop here from all around the Southern part of London and all towns south from London. Trains stop and depart every second.



A few minutes later approaching Wimbledon



Just changing the train at Wimbledon station, a Soutwest Trains unit approaching, these are fast and comfortable trains, though most suburban service trains are older (still pretty good though)




A bit later in my final destination - one of the small suburban stations in New Malden where I happen to live now



Many people in London use bikes for travelling to work, universiies or schools. Some leave their bicycles locked near the station and just pick them on their way to work, then lock them near the station after coming back








I hope you enjoyed this small photo tour around LDN
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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:52 AM   #2
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nice pics !!
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Old July 13th, 2005, 03:08 AM   #3
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Great photos.

By the way, it would surprise many people who don't know the history of these buildings that many of them are not that old. The Royal Court of Justice and Houses of Parliament were both built in late and mid-1800's, respectively. The same is true of the Royal Exchange.

A friend from London insisted that Liberty Department store on Regent Street dated from the 1500's until I showed her a London architecture guide which showed that it was built in the early 1900's!

At any rate, these photos are truly superb. Thnx for posting them.
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great pics. i saw so many of them in person last week...i miss london.

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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #5
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London is amazin' as always!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #6
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Some smashing pics there. You've gotta love British 1930's suburbia. Just love those houses
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:46 AM   #7
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Some smashing pics there. You've gotta love British 1930's suburbia. Just love those houses
The interesting thing is that many new suburban buildings even now are being built in similar style. So you can't really tell if a house is built in 1930's or 2005.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #8
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yeah margo and the good life ahahahahaha
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Great photos
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