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Admiralty Arch

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  • Day7

    Tee Pause

    March 8, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Für die letzte Stunde saßen Giulia und ich in einer Café Kette am Trafalgar Square. Wir haben Tee getrunken, geredet und ich hab die ersten Footprints für heute geschrieben. Nur noch das von dem Abendprogramm kommt noch, aber es war ja auch echt schon nicht wenig!
    Ich liebe London, vielleicht hab ich das langsam oft genug gesagt, aber man weiß ja nie! Ich liebe London!
    Das Internet reicht nicht um die Footprints jetzt hochzuladen, aber geschrieben hab ich sie jetzt ja schon mal!
    Bis nachher!
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  • Day4

    Bitter Wheat

    September 7, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    We were fortunate to get tickets this afternoon to see David Mamet’s new play “Bitter Wheat” staring John Malkovich, as they were advertising tickets for that day when we walked past the theatre. Mamet is also directing the show. It was playing at the recently restored Garrick Theatre, just off Trafalgar Square. John Malkovich stars as Barney Fein (a character based on Harvey Weinstein). It is a powerful play, made more so by John Malkovich’s stage presence. Although a difficult subject to deal with, I believe Mamet has created a thought provoking production that doesn’t try to sensationalise the #metoo movement.Read more

  • Day3

    Duke of York Column

    June 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Vom Piccadilly Circus wollten wir dann zum Trafalgar Square. Auf dem Weg hierhin sind wir an der Duke of York Column vorbeigekommen. Immer mehr fällt uns auf, dass es in London sehr viele Säulen und Denkmäler gibt.Read more

  • Day26


    August 3, 1994 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 26 °C

    Unser treuer Passat kutschiert uns diesmal insgesamt 5.800 km sicher durch den Linksverkehr. Für schöne Flecken an der Küste haben wir auch 2 kleine Zelte dabei, die wir auch einige wenige Nächte nutzen...
    Höhepunkte sind LIVERPOOL mit einer neuen BEATLES EXHIBITION; BEAMISH, England OPEN AIR MUSEUM und natürlich LONDON!
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  • Day3

    Harry Potter Day!

    June 3, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We set our alarm for 7am, although I forgot to turn off my work alarm, so that went off at 6am... Whoops! We got up at about 7.15 and showered and got organised for a big day of sight-seeing. I had to get the hotel maintenance man to come up and bolt cut one of my locks - I accidentally used a broken lock, so the key no longer fits in it. Ah well! We headed out and jumped on a train at Russell Square to Green Park. Walked through the park and found ourselves at Buckingham Palace! As it was only about 9am, there weren't many people around, so we could easily get some good photos. We watched the guards for a few minutes - boy, their jobs must be boring!
    From there we walked down Birdcage Way, and found a group of about 40-50 guards in training. They had some synchronicity issues - obviously still very new - but they were fun to watch! We continued on and found a bunch of horse guards (and their horses) walking down the street. Each guard was on one horse, and guiding a horse either side. It was rather impressive, obviously well trained horses!
    We eventually made it down to Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. I asked Jacinda for the time, before realising I was in front of the most famous clock tower in the world... Look up, Marns! We took a few photos of Ben and then walked over to a bridge crossing the Thames so we could get some pictures of the London Eye. We wandered back to check out Westminster Abbey, I felt slightly emotional to see it, I just kept picturing Princess Di's funeral in my head. It's such an iconic place, and I would love to go inside, but the £20 entry fee seems a bit steep. If I have oodles of money left at the end of my trip I might check it out... We walked to Westminster station and jumped on a circle line train to King's Cross, ready to meet up with Carl! After 5 years, it was a bit of an emotional reunion!
    We ventured off to Pret for something to eat, and then headed towards Eustion station. We jumped on a train which took us to a station where a shuttle bus was waiting to take us to our main destination, Harry Potter studios!
    On the shuttle bus we met one of the HP Studio Tour workers, Lina, who gave us a great insight into what to expect, and it was clear she really loved her job, making us even more excited!
    Once we arrived, we picked up our tickets, then headed into the tour!
    I'm not going to go into all the details, because we spent 5 hours going through and it would need a blog of it's own, but it was so incredibly amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat. I cried (as expected) when I walked into the Great Hall, it was so overwhelming. What a mess! I think I'll need to make a Facebook album dedicated solely to it for all the photos I took... Highly recommend!
    The tour ends in the gift shop, which we spent another good half an hour or so in. I finally settled on buying a book (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and a Ravenclaw jumper.
    We headed back to catch the shuttle to the train station, said a quick 'see your shortly' to CK, and walked briskly to the our hotel to drop our shopping, then headed to the Contiki Basement to check in for our tour! They just needed to double check all our details, and we met our trip manager, Tamara (from New Zealand) and our bus driver, Joe (from Portugal). We also got to meet most people from our facebook group, which was pretty exciting. We all decided to head out, grab a drink and get to know each other! We headed to a small pub called the Rocket, and it was pretty exciting to see all the profile pictures come to life!
    Carl came and met us there, we had a few drinks and a bite to eat, and ended up leaving the bar at around 11.30pm. We walked back to  our hotel with my new contiki pals Tareisha and Ebony. T nearly got herself run over crossing the road to her hotel, she was too keen for the food on the other side..!
    We arrived back at our hotel and CK came up to collect a Hard Rock Cafe glass I'd bought him a few years ago at Surfer's Paradise. We then said a bit of an emotional good bye. It's unfortunate he'll be in the States when I get back to London, but hopefully I'll get to see him again sometime soon! 5 years between drinks is too long!!
    I got everything organised for the early wake up the following morning, and got to sleep around 1.30am.
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  • Day4

    die Mall entlang zum Buckingham Palast I

    October 29, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Vom Trafalgar Square aus haben wir beschlossen zum Hard Rock Café zu laufen. Das ist ein Stück, aber machbar.

    Zuerst sind wir am Admiralty Arch entlang in Richtung Mall gelaufen.

    Der Admiralty Arch ist ein 1910 errichteter Triumphbogen in London. Er wurde von Sir Aston Webb entworfen und bildet im Zuge der von ihm umgestalteten Prachtstraße The Mall deren östlichen Abschluss. Das Gebäude ist Teil des Admiralitäts-Komplexes.

    Vom belebten Trafalgar Square her bietet das Bauwerk bei feierlichen Anlässen eine elegante Durchfahrt in Richtung Buckingham Palace. Der zentrale Bogen ist an normalen Tagen für den Verkehr gesperrt und wird nur für Staatsakte geöffnet. Kraftfahrzeuge benutzen die benachbarten Bögen und Fußgänger die kleinen äußeren Durchgänge.

    Ursprünglich war der Admiralty Arch von König Eduard VII. zu Ehren seiner Mutter Königin Victoria in Auftrag gegeben worden. Auf diesen Hintergrund bezieht sich die am Tor zu lesende lateinische Inschrift ANNO DECIMO EDWARDI SEPTIMI REGIS VICTORIÆ REGINÆ CIVES GRATISSIMI MDCCCCX.

    2012 wurde bekannt, dass die britische Regierung den Gebäudekomplex an einen Investor für die Dauer von 99 Jahren verpachtet hat. Das in die Jahre gekommene Gebäude soll renoviert und in ein Hotel umgewandelt werden.
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  • Day11

    London - transit thoughts

    August 11, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Having made my way around London on public transit for a week, here is a long rant about it. No details of my activities so skip if you're interested in that.

    Tube/train is loud, usually hot, and often crowded, but gets lots of people around very quickly. Extremely functional (by which I mean they ignored most non-functional niceties). Well-priced IMO.

    Buses are hot, often crowded, and slow. Often it seems like I could get out and walk about the same speed. This is partially because bus lanes are a joke and buses stop every few hundred metres. I've also noticed a distinctly different demographic (poorer) on buses compared to tube. They are cheap to go long distances (exactly what they are bad at) and not cost-effective for short distances (what they are ok at) due to the flat fare.

    Oyster cards work very well, and the automatic daily/weekly/etc capping works exactly how it should. Get on that, Auckland! Despite a lot of advertising to the contrary, contactless payment cards (paywave, paypass) don't seem to work well - Daniel and I each tried two and only one of Daniel's worked... sometimes.

    Walking is great in places (parks abound in the major tourist areas) but for the most part the city isn't super pedestrian-friendly. Controlled street crossing signs take a long time and often cross halfway at a time - particularly silly when there are hundreds of tourists waiting to cross the road near a landmark while the lights let a slow trickle of cars through instead. Some really nice areas exist where they've closed roads (take a hint).

    Overall, it feels like London is clinging to cars when it has a demonstrably better system for getting people around. Tax them away!
    Ok, rant over, back to your regular updates of whatever I happen to be doing.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Admiralty Arch, Арка на Адмиралтейството, Arco del Almirantazgo, קשת האדמירליות, Ադմիրալների կամար, アドミラルティ・アーチ, Адмиралштапска арка, Арка Адмиралтейства, Oblúk admirality, 水師提督門

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