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Old August 28th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #41
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Amazing! Such diversity!
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Old September 13th, 2008, 10:58 PM   #42
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Old September 17th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #43
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Beautiful London,
Thank you Fitz
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Old September 18th, 2008, 03:26 AM   #44
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I have never seen most of this but I spent only several days in London. These pictures show me what to do next time in this beautiful city.
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Old September 18th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #45
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I've never had a huge desire to go to London until now. I'm in awe. Skyscrapers are not what make a city, clearly.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #46
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Glad to hear that Vanman, you're sure to have a good time. We can't guarentee the weather (this summer has been a washout) but the scenery is pretty good.







































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Old October 17th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #47
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Amazing london,
london is full of surprises.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #48
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Flippin marvellous thread... It's amazing that despite having lived here all my life and ranged to all four corners of London, a lot of these wonderful buildings are alien to me. Some I see every day but never give much thought (like a couple in the Clerkenwell area you have posted)... I think that's a lrge part of your talent though fitz, spotting the remarkable buildings in our midst and framing them beautifully.
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #49
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Thanks Tubeman - one thing you do discover is how changeable and mecurial London is. It can be a completely different City from one day to the next - depending on the weather, your direction, mood etc. London is weird like that.

@ patachou and SuomiPoika thanks for the kind comments people!
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Old October 17th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #50
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Amazing indeed
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #51
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what a damn interesting place London is. I cant believe someone here's been to Nunhead Cemetary; this is much in order:
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Old October 20th, 2008, 08:39 PM   #52
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Amazing london,
london is full of surprises.
Bill Bryson thinks so:
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London remains a vast and exhilarating mystery to me. I lived and worked in or around it for eight years, watched London news on television, read the evening papers, ranged extensively through its streets to attend weddings and retirement parties or go on harebrained quests for bargains in farflung breakers' yards, and still I find that there are great fragments of it that I have not just never visited but never heard of. It constantly amazes me to read the Evening Standard or chat with an acquaintance and encounter some reference to a district that has managed to elude my ken for twentyone years. 'We've just bought a little place in Fag End, near Tungsten Heath,' somebody will say and I'll think, I've never even heard of that. How can this possibly be?
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Old October 20th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #53
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Hmm this looks very familiar. I was the sound man and assistant to an interior designer on a film shoot in Islington last year and we rented out a penthouse apartment in a new block of apartments. In the middle in the plaza was an architects office or some such placed inside a large head of Hitchcock. I spoke to Medo about it, he knows the place but i'm struggling to recall the name. Anyway it had panoramic views of Islington on one side and 'The City' on the other. Breathtaking and I got to sleep there one night (not with the interior designer). Just reminiscing you know. That must be the place.

Gainsborough studios yes that's it. The view was breathtaking. With a glass of rose in my hand and seeing the Gherkin glittering in the dark from the balcony. God if I could live like that.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 09:34 AM   #54
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i love london - can't wait till i can go again - never tire of it
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 10:19 AM   #55
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4 months to go... 4 months to go...
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Old October 27th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #56
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WOW what an AMAZING set of pictures!!!
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:29 PM   #57
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just amazing!!

wonderfull
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #58
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Simply staggering. Best thread winner for me.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:47 AM   #59
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Autumn is here in London and that familiar grey light that we get flattens out the shadows and suddenly it's the colour in buildings that draw your eye, the warm red brick or flash of tile and terracotta.
Unless that is you get one of those rare clear days when the lower sun covers buildings with sharper light and darker shades and you are reminded of almost mediterranean skies if it wasn't for the fact that you're freezing your arse off. Enjoy!



































































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Old December 12th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #60
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Wonderful pictures. You must have got through some shoes!
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