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London, May 2005: my favourite photos

 
 
Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:07 am
To be honest: my favourite photos are those from the actual A2K meeting Laughing

I've been quite often to London, especially during the last couple of years (and centuries back :wink: ).

Some excellent photos are presented by Francis, telling his story of the A2K London gathering May 2005.


So, here are a few of my views from the last weekend in

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/57/london7rc.th.jpg
(To enlarge the photos, please ckick on the thumbnails!)

[Since the second meeting starts today here, I may not be online (often) during the next couple of days until Wednesday next week!]
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:08 am
I stayed with the Steve's, and one of their friends kindly let us stay a flat in Canary Wharf/Isle of Dogs.

A really very safe place - or why did those boats pass frequently the Thamse (viewed from the flat's windows)?

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/4594/windowviewpolice1gu.th.jpg

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/3366/windowviewfirebrigade9ty.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:10 am
The Thames seems to be a clean(er) river these days, as proved by some (15 all together, we counted) neighbours

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/9131/windowviewcormorants5ez.th.jpg

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/3840/windowviewcormorantpassingby2b.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:12 am
Of course, from that place, London isn't really that far away

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/3473/windowviewcigar5ug.th.jpg

the "Cigar"

and even St. Paul's can be seen

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/6386/s5on.th.jpg

(it's just to the right of the 'Post Office Tower').
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:14 am
At night, it's rather calm

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/7661/windowviewnight3ao.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:16 am
This might be due to these "Traffic Lights" Laughing

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/1213/trafficlights4io.th.jpg


Traffic Light Sculpture, Canary Wharf
Situated in the middle of a roundabout, this sculpture confuses unsuspecting motorists every day. Standing over eight metres tall it has 75 fully working traffic signal heads. It was created by Pierre Vivant and is in the shape of two plane trees. The light sequence mainly displays just red and amber - supposedly to mimic the 24 hour nature of the city behind.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:18 am
The 'Jubilee Line' is a fairly new connection to the City from Canary Wharf

http://img136.echo.cx/img136/3700/jubileeline6dy.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:19 am
And there, are really some tremendous attractions

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/4288/14qw.th.jpg

(You can see Steve here on this photo as well: he's the one in red .... the one in red WITHOUT gun, I mean.)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:25 am
Flowers in the parks attract the visitors .... until the horse guards arrives back to the barracks

http://img136.echo.cx/img136/4052/horseguard5dk.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:27 am
The parks really are pretty .... and well kept: maintainances even on Sundays!

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/6435/sparkmaintaining6xr.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:28 am
But not only there you can have a rest - even in some lanes you are offered a place in the shadow

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/5928/streetseat4rl.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:30 am
'Camera obscura' is another good accomodation :wink:

http://img201.echo.cx/img201/7642/cameraobscura9ok.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:32 am
Others are even photographing whist having their meal:

http://img164.echo.cx/img164/4633/francisx0mq.th.jpg

Laughing
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:34 am
You might be surprised, to find these streets/lanes in the heart of inner London

http://img138.echo.cx/img138/6897/frontgardens8se.th.jpg

http://img55.echo.cx/img55/6044/street6da.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:35 am
Or such a nice grocery shop

http://img60.echo.cx/img60/3651/groceryshop3kp.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:36 am
Time for a drink now

http://img138.echo.cx/img138/4719/cornerpub8xp.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:38 am
Formerly, Jewish immigrants settled here - now shops are mostly run by those from Bangladesh

http://img201.echo.cx/img201/1656/bengalblues1ol.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:39 am
Could be a photo from the good old days - actually a modern building in Canary Wharf

http://img59.echo.cx/img59/2545/canarywharf38qw.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:40 am
View from Greenwich

http://img138.echo.cx/img138/3717/greenwich03zy.th.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2005 01:41 am
and this photo is taken 'in' Greenwich

http://img60.echo.cx/img60/3687/greenwich16yq.th.jpg
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