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Old September 20th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #1
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hkskyline's 2009 LONDON Photo Collection

A Grey Day in London

With the aviation industry in turmoil, this year's plane ticket prices have dived, which opened many interesting options for me as a frequent flyer. I was in London for a day trip while en route from Hong Kong to Canada back in the spring. Armed with camera on hand, I made best use of a day trip to Europe ... and also met up with a Hong Kong forumer in the UK for a very filling lunch.

The overnight flight from Asia wasn't so bad. I secured a roomier seat out back, although I must say BA's in-flight entertainment isn't too good.







































































































Being such a grey day, I had to do more close-ups than wide shots.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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A Walk Around the West End

I like to walk around neighbourhoods to see how people live. I chose Holland Park, where it seemed quite posh and upscale. Don't think I can afford a place here!







Back when these were build, each door probably led to one house. But now I wonder how badly subdivided they are to generate more income.















































These ones have less ornaments and don't seem as posh. But I expect them to still cost an arm and a leg!



















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Old November 27th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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Beautiful buildings and drop dead gorgeous city! You have a wonderful collection there!
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Old November 27th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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Great shots of the Regent Street area.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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Great shots all round there, nice residential pictures in particular of the terraces .
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Old December 7th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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These inner streets are quite serene and seemingly safe.







































































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Old December 7th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #7
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Amazing photos from those areas of London, hkskyline
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #8
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beautiful europe ancient streets.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:21 AM   #9
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I would not call them ancient. The overwhelming number of buildings shown are not very old. They're beautiful though.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:00 PM   #10
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Great set of photos!

Those inner areas were 'seemingly-safe' because its West London
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #11
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Great set of photos!

Those inner areas were 'seemingly-safe' because its West London
Definitely! Although depends on which part of the West end! My friend living near Kensington Palace hasn't been very lucky lately though.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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Very beautiful! I love London and its cloudy weather.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 05:49 AM   #13
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Great pictures!

It was dark in the month of May and now since winter has set in there's no telling when you'll see the sun.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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Full set on my website : http://www.globalphotos.org/london.htm
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:12 PM   #15
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Beautiful!
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Old December 15th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #16
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Transport
London is a great place to spot airplanes. Heathrow has all sorts of varieties.





You have the 2 Delta liveries.



A Qantas A380.







An Emirates A380.



The traditional 747.





London is also a good place to spot buses. The red liveries stand out amidst the grey skies.













I really hate these bendy buses that take up valuable space on London's narrow streets.



The Tube is a comfortable and cost-effective way to get to Heathrow. You can also score a cheap ticket on Southern to get to Gatwick, but you need to book early online.



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Old December 16th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #17
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great pic HK, thanx for the tour

btw these little mews houses (formerly stables) would set you back about $4 million:

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Old December 16th, 2009, 03:41 AM   #18
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Amazing shots! Top notch metropolis .
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