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  • Day9

    Spaziergang im Regen

    March 10, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    Ich hatte euch mindestens einen Footprint versprochen, jetzt kommen noch mit diesem drei!
    Der Spaziergang zurück im Regen hat unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht. Wir haben uns vor Lachen nicht mehr einbekommen. Giulia wollte einmal einer Pfütze ausweichen und hat dabei dann mich unglaublich nass gespritzt. Natürlich hab ich aber auch selber die ehrenvolle Aufgabe übernommen in eine Pfütze zu springen! HERRLICH!
    Ich liebe London und im Regen ist man quasi alleine! Absolut genial!
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  • Day28

    Sorprises that London gives you

    August 30, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    And again in London. Almost at the end if our trip in the United Kingdom we decided to stay one more day in London.

    After having a quite night by Wimbledon we took our bikes and rode 18km to arrive to London. What a crazy day... 1. starting quite rough with some stressed locals that did not like our cycling modals. 2. Getting better while visiting London attractions with a great sunny day (the last time was raining as hell) and 3. After finishing a good beer, we suddenly were taking part of the Critical Mass Cycling Meeting, where together with other hundreds of bike-lovers took the city and rode on their streets freely. What a great feeling!

    Thank you London again for the incredible day!

    PS: Please google “Critical mass cycling”.
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  • Day2


    July 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Mit der Fähre morgens um 10.00 Uhr bis Dover. Ankunft durch Zeitverschiebung um 11. Sepp und aus dem Allgäu kennen gelernt. Die wollen weiter bis Schottland. In London zuerst die Foto Stationen mit dem Schiff angefahren. London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Abbey Road, Westminster und Big Ben aufgesucht. Die letztem beiden kräftig verhüllt.
    Damm zu den Southbanks und dort dann zur Royal Festival Hall: zum eigentlichen Anlass dieses Kurztrips. Das Konzert von Rick Wakeman: Journey to the centre pf the earth.
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  • Day4

    Welcome to London!

    May 23, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Today we went with a few of the young ones we met at meeting to London! It was SO AMAZING! we saw so many things including: Buckingham palace, the London bridge, Big Ben the London eye and a few other cool places! Amazing day with really cool people! Of course I had to make a phone call from the phone booth ??Read more

  • Day14

    London day 14 Sun 6 May 2018

    May 6, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Got up just after 8am, breakfast then washed clothes. Underground to Stratford, then Docklands Light Rail to Stratford International (very expensive). Looked at Queen Elizabeth Park which was the site of the last London olympics. There were people pouring in for a music festival in the evening, Blokes were selling soda syphon gas refills and balloons. Trouble was that we really wanted to visit the O2 (Millennium Dome). Returned to Stratford International and had coffee before travelling to North Greenwich and the O2. Wandered around and photographed the Thames River Flood Barrier as well as the dome. Back to London Bridge station and walked to and across Tower Bridge and up to East Aldgate. Dinner in the White Heart Hotel where one of Jack the Ripper’s victims was murdered in the adjacent lane.Read more

  • Day120

    Drink out to help out

    July 4 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Today is a landmark in which restaurants and pubs are to re-open---for the moment; there are warnings of a possible trade-off later to allow the schools to open fully at the expense of hospitality. My regular barber's has a 10-man queue outside but I squeeze into a local shop to remove the 3-month thatch before they start taking telephone bookings. This "new normal" is complicated; the better pubs have someone at the door to escort people to a table and take orders there. And breweries are plainly struggling to restore supplies. But with pubs being less crowded than usual, this set-up has a good side.

    Other non-essential but therapeutic businesses are opening up so I make a pilgrimage to my favourite shop of all time, Stanford's in Covent Garden and buy "The Immeasurable World". It's based on trips to deserts around the world, including a former nuclear testing site in South Australia. The Nullarbor looks a very different desert to the Sonora in Mexico which I visited in February. Also on my retail therapy list is a CD of Cuban music. The singer Dayme Arocena featured on BBC4 recently with her attractive jazzy flavour.

    This picture of the Royal Festival Hall was taken in the depth of lockdown but by now, people are starting to return to "my" South Bank although the concert hall itself must remain closed. Not far away is the garden outside St. Thomas's Hospital and since many of those relaxing are staff members, it feels as safe a place as any. The Shard, featuring in the next two images, at 1,000 feet is the tallest building in the U.K. and casts its eye over almost everywhere in London. Street art is not as creative in Britain as in some other countries but here's a painting of the fine Greek Revival Trinity Church in the square of the same name. Finally, thanks to the NHS whose staff on the front line have been by all accounts exceptional (which is perhaps more can be said for how the crisis has been managed at the top).
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  • Day1

    1. Tag - Tower Bridge & Big Ben

    February 10, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Ankunft in London und los geht's :D

    Nachdem wir im besten Hostel der Stadt eingecheckt haben (Ewi wird mich noch dafür lieben) und bei typischen englischen Wetter, laufen wir los Richtung Themse und zur London Bridge. Big Ben darf natürlich auch nicht fehlen.Read more

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