London architecture – attempt #2

This afternoon, we took one of the clique’d open-top bus tours. Surprisingly, it’s a very good way of seeing the city (any city really) and our guide was very good. Despite the wind, we had a great time.

The above image has a hotel build for the 2012 Olympics in the foreground.

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London – surprise architecture

Architecturally, London is a strange place. On one hand, you have 1000 year-old castles, and on the other, you have modern, futuristic skyscrapers. In some cases, alongside each other. It’s all very strange. Above is an image of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ – a building that’s designed to look like a 2-way radio…

Peculiar doesn’t even begin to describe it…

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London – The Barbican

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have finally made it to London.

Our first jaunt was a personal mission to Wimbledon to pick up concert tickets, but on the way back to detoured back to our apartment via the Barbican. Needless to say, our initial efforts didn’t do the place photographic justice, and a return trip is in order. I can see it out of the window of our flat. So that’s nice

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Before the boardwalk

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Foggy morning #2

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A foggy morning

I often drive the M6 coast road into Cape Town on my morning commute. There are so many times that there’s something that catches my eye. Many times, my camera is at home, or life’s pressing matters precludes me from stopping. Sometimes I have my camera and decide to put those matters on hold. The above image was from one such morning. Those moments are good moments…

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A city from above

Signal Hill or Lion’s Rump overlooks the city bowl of Cape Town. It’s elevation is 350m, but it seems a lot higher than that. It’s a pretty busy place and is really the best place from which to see the city. At night it’s especially pretty as it glow from the lit-up city is entrancing.

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As useful as a lighthouse in the daytime

Mouille Point lighthouse is the oldest solid lighthouse on the South African coast. First lit on 12 April 1824. Originally it was lit by Argand lamps burning whale oil. Its height was extended in 1865 increasing its range from 6 to 22 nautical miles. In 1926, it was augmented by a foghorn, but thankfully that is only used when it’s foggy.

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Stockholm #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon sun in Stockholm was amazing. It gave everything a warm and slightly old feeling. This is one of the waterways around the city. Such a lovely place

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Gamla stan #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gamla stan is a maze of nooks and crannies. Just as well it’s so small that it’s difficult to get too lost in. By the looks of things, not the cleanest place either, but there’s an honesty about the place that was charming and endearing.

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