Friday, February 15, 2008

London

I don't miss living in London, but it did look fantastic in Tuesday's hazy winter sunshine as I was hurtling through it on a Terravision coach, bound for Victoria, then Paddington, then home:







9 comments:

cello said...

It misses you though.

Lettuce Hater said...

i don't miss living in london now either (although i miss some friends who still live there) but i like to visit...now and again

me, i pretty much always love the view from waterloo bridge, whatever the weather

but i seem to have developed a deep aversion to travelling by tube - almost had a panic attack the last time and it wasn't even proper rush hour

Mangonel said...

Blimey - looks like the set of 28 Weeks Later . . .

Tim Footman said...

I know what you mean... standing on the Millennium Bridge on a summer evening, it's possible to forget the crack dens and the Russian gangsters and the dirt and the stupidly expensive coffee, and summon the ghosts of Wordsworth and Ray Davies instead. (Wrong bridge, I know, and RD's not dead, but you get my drift)

Malc said...

It's like a big, heavy beast, isn't it? Impressive to look at and not without it's charm, but you wouldn't want to spend too much time at close quarters.

patroclus said...

Cello: The thing I liked about London was that London doesn't care about anyone, either in a good way or a bad way.

UC: I'm ashamed to say I never learned which bridge in London was which. At a push I could identify Hammersmith Bridge, but that's about it.

Mango: That's what I liked about them. That last one reminds me of Children of Men, for some reason. I think it's the way the streetlamp is looming up, like the buoy at the end of the film.

Tim: Sigh, I miss stupidly expensive coffee. Arsing bloody 'pregnancy', denying me the elixir of life. Sorry, that's not what you were saying, was it? I was going to Victoria, though, so the RD reference is perfectly valid.

Malc: Is that London you're referring to, or Tim?

Tim Footman said...

Oooh, I've never slapped a pregnant woman, but I'm working on my pre-emptive justification ;-P

patroclus said...

I totally deserve a slap for that.

Billy said...

The Bush has remained here, despite the lack of Central Line station (grr) and the closing down of Books etc. in the shopping centre (double grr)

A drunken Australian was gesticulating wildly with the air as I walked down the Uxbridge Road earlier.