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Old July 6th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #21
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Thanks people. it's sometimes beautiful, sometimes ugly - but never boring! Some more of my randon London building shots;





































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Old July 6th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #22
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Amazing shots fitz... London its a nice city!
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Old July 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #23
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You've got to put strawberry hill up
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Old July 14th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #24
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It's on my list Maverick! Walking shoes on? Here we go again;





























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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #25
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The best pics of my city i've ever seen!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #26
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This is really one of the best photo threads I've seen in SSC!

The only detail I'd point at would be, could you write the name, situation,... of the buildings? I think it's positive for learning about that great city London is (luckily I've been 3 times there), and maybe some people who are going to visit the city could locate and see that places!

In anyway, congratulations, really fabulous thread!
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #27
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I hate to say it but WWII urban renewal allowed London to flaunt its modernity. Cities like Rome don't have the "new" flair.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #28
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Thankyou for stating that as a positive aspect. This is why there is no city on Earth quite like London.

This is from the US born Bill Brysons 'Notes from a Small Island'. I would have put it at the start of the thread.

"I can never understand why Londoners fail to see that they live in the most wonderful city in the world. It is, if you ask me, far more beautiful and interesting than Paris and more lively than anywhere but New York--and even New York can't touch it in lots of important ways. It has more history, finer parks, a livelier and more varied press, better theatres, more numerous orchestras and museums, leafier squares, safer streets, and more courteous inhabitants than any other large city in the world.

And it has more congenial small things--incidental civilities, you might call them--than any other city I know: cheery red mailboxes, drivers who actually stop for you at pedestrian crossings, lovely forgotten churches with wonderful names like St. Andrew by the Wardrobe and St. Giles Cripplegate, sudden pockets of quiet like Lincoln's Inn and Red Lion Square, interesting statues of obscure Victorians in togas, pubs, black cabs, double-decker buses, helpful policemen, polite notices, people who will stop to help you when you fall down or drop your shopping, benches everywhere. What other great city would trouble to put blue plaques on houses to let you know what famous person once lived there, or warn you to look left or right before stepping off the curb? I'll tell you. None."
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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #29
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Thank you Fitz. This thread is an instant fave! London is one of the very few cities you can walk through for hours and never get bored of what you see. I love it!
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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:18 AM   #30
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Wonderful thread.

You can live in London your whole life and still notice new things every day.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM   #31
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Many thanks for the kind comments people!
@Tucancillo good idea, I will try and post locations on the photos when I get the time.
@Zenith - great quote from Bryson, sometimes it takes an outsider to see things with fresh eyes, it sums up what I think of London perfectly.



























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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:29 AM   #32
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Been round my manor i see...



By 'my manor' i mean Tottenham...not that Bruce Castle is my actually where i live
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Old July 25th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #33
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loved the one of sutton sq hackney in the first batch i used to live there!!
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Old July 26th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #34
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Absolutely brilliant selection of pics Fritz. As someone who is moving to London next year and has never been before, these are exactly the kind of pics I look for on these forums as they show off so much of the city that you will never be able to see anywhere else and cement, in my mind, why London will be an amazing city to live in. If I can manage to find new areas to explore in my tiny hometown of Perth every few weeks I can only salivate at the options London will present to me on a daily basis.

Keep up the good work
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Old July 31st, 2008, 09:57 PM   #35
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You're in for a treat if you like exploring acc521 - make sure you pack a camera!
@NBTD Yup went to Tottenham and made it out alive as well! I did wonder about that hyphenated name of yours mi'Lord.









































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Old July 31st, 2008, 10:28 PM   #36
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Amazing London!! Beautiful pictures
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:11 AM   #37
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Too good, just too good
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #38
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Amazing pictures fitz...
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #39
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This is fast becoming one of my favourite threads in SSC.

Stunning photos.
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