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Old February 14th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #10141
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so your friend thought this tower was ugly?
Not my friend, but one of the most popular bloggers in Russia
No, he thinks "nothing special"
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Old February 14th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #10142
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When you look at it, you say automatically not bad. This is a big achievement for Londoners. Good tower afterwards.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:26 PM   #10143
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Old February 14th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #10144
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Old February 14th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #10145
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They are beautiful photos.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #10146
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Not my friend, but one of the most popular bloggers in Russia
No, he thinks "nothing special"
i see

and have you seen it in real life yet?
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Old February 14th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #10147
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and have you seen it in real life yet?
Unfortunately, no.
Also, he had access to take pics of Kremlin from forbidden zones, also he's top photographer in Russia, you can see exactly his pics when you read news or watch photoalbums of important events of Russia
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #10148
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has southwark become the centre of london now?
No Southwark is not and never will be the "centre" of London. London actually has two centres, the area around the Bank of England is the business centre (major banks, insurance companies etc) and the area around Regent/Oxford St is the commercial, (shops, theatres, restaurants etc.), centre.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:44 PM   #10149
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No Southwark is not and never will be the "centre" of London. London actually has two centres, the area around the Bank of England is the business centre (major banks, insurance companies etc) and the area around Regent/Oxford St is the commercial, (shops, theatres, restaurants etc.), centre.
Officially the centre of Greater London is on the Southern edge of Trafalgar Square at the junction of Whitehall where the statue of King Charles I now stands. A plaque can be found on the floor behind the statue stating that mileage distances on road signage are still measured from this point.
The City Of London is an area of just over a Square Mile, roughly between Tower Bridge in the East (But not including the Tower of London) Chancery Lane in the West and an Arc covering Smithfield Market, The Barbican, The Broadgate area and Aldgate to the North. It's centre is roughly at the Guildhall Square at the north end of King Street.
There has been a River crossing at the approximate site of London Bridge for 2000 years and the area to the south of the bridge, Borough, has been occupied for much of that time. The Bankside has been an area to visit in the evening for centuries, Shakespeare had a theatre or two there. Southwark, the Borough and Bankside areas in particular, might not be the centre, but its close.

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Old February 14th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #10150
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I think you mean the literal centerpiece, and they mean the city centre where the business and the shopping area is.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #10151
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I think you mean the literal centerpiece, and they mean the city centre where the business and the shopping area is.
In that case you will be arguing about that for weeks. Canary Wharf, Business. Knightsbridge, shopping. Harley Street, medical. Shaftesbury Avenue, theatre. London has more centers than you can count.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #10152
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No Southwark is not and never will be the "centre" of London. London actually has two centres, the area around the Bank of England is the business centre (major banks, insurance companies etc) and the area around Regent/Oxford St is the commercial, (shops, theatres, restaurants etc.), centre.
You're being pedantic, Southwark may not be the centre, but it's certainly part of central London.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #10153
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #10154
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From last Wednesday's Geography school trip to the Olympic Park:
Believe it or not the guide we had talked about the Shard, poking through the buildings and everyone shouted my name!
Though as the expert I had seen it from many different places in Newham before:
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CIMG2360 by The Shard Baby 4, on Flickr
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #10155
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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #10156
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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:51 PM   #10157
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #10158
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #10159
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #10160
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Great photo. Not easy to get an angle where huge sunlight reflects to the camera.
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