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Old January 6 2009, 04:05 PM   #16
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The pictures are awesome but also a bit eerie. Wish I knew what London was like during the day for comparison!
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Old January 6 2009, 04:09 PM   #17
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A pic of day to day Piccadilly for Kestra:


Hermiod, he did it in exactly 2 hours. You go and do the same thing, then tell me how easy it was afterward.
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Old January 6 2009, 04:42 PM   #18
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Hermiod: Those are very cool!

An Officer: Now I can't stop thinking about how much fun it is riding in the top very front seat of the double decker bus!

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A pic of day to day Piccadilly for Kestra:

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Old January 6 2009, 04:52 PM   #19
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Also a Chelsea tractor, black taxis, cop car and umpteen white van men. London in a snapshot.
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Old January 6 2009, 04:52 PM   #20
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^ And the guy crossing the road in the brown coat reminds me of a (not very famous) actor, but I can't seem to come up with the name...

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An Officer: Now I can't stop thinking about how much fun it is riding in the top very front seat of the double decker bus!
Those ones always get snapped up really fast, don't they? We always try to get 'em and pretend we're on an aerial sightseeing cableway.
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Old January 6 2009, 04:58 PM   #21
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Hermiod, he did it in exactly 2 hours. You go and do the same thing, then tell me how easy it was afterward.
Alright, but you'll have to wait until next Christmas Day as it's usually other people slowing me down that's the problem.
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Old January 6 2009, 06:19 PM   #22
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I've never been to london so I don't know what it normally feels like, bustle-wise. But from those photos, the city looks a real dump, and I now feel no inclination to visit So thanks for the link Hermy, you have saved me a trip!

The value of photos like these is obviously in encyclopedias.
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Old January 6 2009, 06:25 PM   #23
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I've never been to london so I don't know what it normally feels like, bustle-wise. But from those photos, the city looks a real dump, and I now feel no inclination to visit So thanks for the link Hermy, you have saved me a trip!
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Old January 6 2009, 06:48 PM   #24
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These are really great. I've always wanted to do something like this. The nearest I get to anything like this is the beach deserted when we visit on Christmas day sometimes. Nothing compared to this, though.
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Old January 6 2009, 07:11 PM   #25
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Looks as deserted as Hanover on a Sunday morning. Not as ugly, though.

Beautiful pictures and it's amazing that there are only a handful of people to be seen on the pics. Then again, on holidays areas largely devoted to shopping are usually deserted. I used to walk through Munich on Friday nights, and it was equally spooky as the second half of the walk led through an area occupied by banks, public buildings and shops that was always brightly lit. But I never saw anyone.
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Old January 6 2009, 07:13 PM   #26
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^The one and only time I've worked on Christmas Eve, I was told I could go at lunchtime so I went for a long walk - the place was just as deserted.
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Old January 6 2009, 07:58 PM   #27
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HEY!
In fairness I don't think much to any city. It's not that I'm anti-london, but tarmac and concrete and railings as far as the eye can see just doesn't turn me on.
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Old January 6 2009, 08:00 PM   #28
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HEY!
In fairness I don't think much to any city. It's not that I'm anti-london, but tarmac and concrete and railings as far as the eye can see just doesn't turn me on.
No hard feelings, but on behalf of all Londoners I'm sending An Officer after you.
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Old January 6 2009, 08:06 PM   #29
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I remember hanging around New York City around dawn, in the Village, Central Park, the Battery and the World Trade Center. It was definitely eerie, being as deserted as those pictures of London. Then, when the sun came up, homeless people started crawling out of all their nooks and crannies and I remarked that it was reminiscent of Dawn Of The Dead.
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Old January 6 2009, 08:08 PM   #30
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My ears were ringing, now I know it's because Jadzia was spouting sacrilege!

Spend one weekend here, then see if you still say the same. That's like saying you don't think you want chocolate before you've tried it...

And I can't believe it's a British person saying this! Where is your National pride!!?

London is just like a woman, you have to get to know her, and she's more beautiful at night.
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