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    Thumbs up My London Trip December 2nd-11th

    Hi all. It's been ages since I've started a thread on here and I don't really post much anymore. Anyway, my husband is on a contract in London and I got to go visit him just in time for the big freeze. It was freakin' cold, but I made the most of it and went out every day.

    I have loads of pics so bear with me while I load them and hope to answe any of your questions or comments. Enjoy.

    Saturday, December 4th

    Oxford Circus

    Protest in front of TopShop





















    Hurry up and take the bladdy pic, I'm freezing!



    There were loads of people out and about on this saturday morning.










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    Trafalgar Square













    The London Eye and Area








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    Nice pictures. Maybe it's just the weather, but it's a pretty depressing looking place.

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    Sunday December 5th

    Frozen Poser Shot











    What's this tall tower? Anybody know?












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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    Hi all. It's been ages since I've started a thread on here and I don't really post much anymore. Anyway, my husband is on a contract in London and I got to go visit him just in time for the big freeze. It was freakin' cold, but I made the most of it and went out every day.

    I have loads of pics so bear with me while I load them and hope to answe any of your questions or comments. Enjoy.






    Before I moved to Thailand I used to live just around the corner from Liberty, on Poland Street. Nice pics, Natalie, brings back some memories. Especially nice from the perspective of a sunny December afternoon in Thailand

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    Blue Sky!


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    Yes, DK, I really noticed the grayness and heaviness of the clouds especially after living in Dubai where it's sunny and bright for about 360 days of the year. That's why I got excited at the few minutes of blue sky.

    DrBob, don't rub it in, 555. I really felt the cold and I really missed being in Thailand by my second day.

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    St. James Park and Buckingham Palace







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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    What's this tall tower? Anybody know?

    Post Office Tower if I remember rightly.

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    Nice pics Natalie , I thought I'd start to get warm feelings of nostalgia having spent some of the best years of my life living there , in fact I got the opposite . Guess I'm getting old or just more suited to a simple lifestyle...

    DD , used to be P.O tower before they renamed it "Telecom Tower"

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    Walking towards Harrod's
















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    That's it for now. I'll come back on later tonight to post more.

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    Good to see you posting again Natalie, hope the weather doesn't get to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8
    Walking towards Harrod's
    Did you pop in to the food hall and select 5 mancoots for £20 ?

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    nice, wants you to go there for the holidays

    I miss Europe, but that cold weather make it difficult to live there

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    Lovely pictures of Englands capital city.

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    That's my manor geezer.

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    You were obviously there for the day, as you have the same clothes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    You were obviously there for the day, as you have the same clothes on.
    Do I sense a soupçon of jealousy here?

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    Are you saying this is a rival thread thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat
    Are you saying this is a rival thread thing?
    Nope. Are you?

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    Thanks for the comments and the greens. Pat, I had put the dates on my thread. All of these pics are from the weekend. I'm going to start posting more now from Monday, the first day of my bus tour.

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    Monday, December 6 - Bus Tour Day 1

    My morning coffee in an attempt to warm up before the tour



    The bus tour. I started it on Oxford Street.











    Westminster Abbey





    The IMAX theatre



    People working on a mural in the freezing cold



    Some gorgeous buildings









    Sotheby's













    The National bank Building. You can take a tour of it and hold a gold bar.


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    Freezing fog. I had never heard of this until I was there, and freezing it is!















    The War Museum




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    The tower of London. It's apparently the most haunted building in the world. I didn't have a chance to go inside, but I will next time I go.







    This is the spot where the great fire of London started.

    From Wikipedia:

    The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the English city of London, from Sunday, 2 September to Wednesday, 5 September 1666.[1] The fire gutted the medieval City of London inside the old Roman City Wall. It threatened, but did not reach, the aristocratic district of Westminster, Charles II's Palace of Whitehall, and most of the suburban slums.[2] It consumed 13,200 houses, 87 parish churches, St. Paul's Cathedral, and most of the buildings of the City authorities. It is estimated that it destroyed the homes of 70,000 of the City's 80,000 inhabitants.[3] The death toll from the fire is unknown and is traditionally thought to have been small, as only six verified deaths were recorded. This reasoning has recently been challenged on the grounds that the deaths of poor and middle-class people were not recorded anywhere, and that the heat of the fire may have cremated many victims, leaving no recognisable remains.

    Great Fire of London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    A couple of many beautiful churches







    The OXO Building. When it was constructed, there were laws forbidding advertising, so what they did was they built the name into the bricks. The authorities never noticed it.



    It was way too cold for boat tours. Maybe next time.



    More beautiful buildings








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