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London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:05 am

Hi everyone, I landed in London today, and after leaving our gear at our house, went straight into the city. Here are some photos I took today. (Not the best, but taking photos os buses is far from my first priority)

First though, here are 2 photos I took at Woodlands Interchange in Singapore
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I'm pretty sure the following photos were taken on Regent and Oxford streets.
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Re: London Calling

Postby C130 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:09 am

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The next few photos were taken on Bridge Street, and Westminster and Tower Bridges
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:30 am

Some more photos from the past week, including a few from Paris.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:34 am

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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby busrider » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:41 am

Great variety of photos, from a great variety of locations... I bet you're having a great time in the EU, I know I would.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby drpeps » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:45 am

I like the fact that since the start of the 21st century, the 2 numerals on a GB numberplate denote the year of registration.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:42 am

Some more photos from the past week.
Docklands Light Rail
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Emirates Air Line
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On the Thames
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Manchester Piccadilly
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Piccadilly Circus
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:44 am

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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:21 am

Here are some more photos, taken in London, Toulouse, Lille, Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Stockholm.

Anyone recognise where this photo was taken?
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Lille
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:29 am

Copenhagen
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Taken at Þingvellir National Park, at the start of the North American tectonic plate.
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Stockholm
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:31 am

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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby Bedford-29 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:31 am

While in Lille did you get to ride on two tram lines which they call the Mongy and using Asaldo-Breda trams.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:58 am

I didn't get to ride on them, but I did ride on their metro, which I'm led to believe was the first driverless metro in the world.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:37 pm

How come you invad, I mean moved to London?
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby drpeps » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:17 pm

Snow is lovely to look at in pictures. Been in snow 3 times in my life, and that is 3 times too many where twice was in the same calendar year. April in Montana, USA and September in Salzburg, Austria.

Great photos though C130.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:59 pm

C130 wrote:Here are some more photos, taken in London, Toulouse, Lille, Copenhagen, Reykjavik and Stockholm.

[size=85]Anyone recognise where this photo was taken?
Yep, near or at Abbey Road Pedestrian Crossing.

By the way, any trouble with trying to take photos/videos?
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:20 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:How come you invad, I mean moved to London?

I haven't moved here, I've just taken 2 months off work to escape some of the heat in Australia, plus have a look around Europe.
drpeps wrote:Snow is lovely to look at in pictures. Been in snow 3 times in my life, and that is 3 times too many where twice was in the same calendar year. April in Montana, USA and September in Salzburg, Austria.

I can't stand the heat, so being in the snow was a really nice experience for me. When I took most of the photos in Stockholm, it was hovering around -3ºc, and at some points while in Scandinavia, there was a 40ºc difference in temperatures between where I was and where I live in Australia.

I'm off to Düsseldorf and Cologne in just under 2 weeks and snow is already falling there too.

There have been random forecasts for snow flurries in London, but nothing as yet, although there was a large amount to the south west of London a few weeks ago.
Newcastle Flyer wrote:[Yep, near or at Abbey Road Pedestrian Crossing.

By the way, any trouble with trying to take photos/videos?

Spot on.

And taking photos in London? No troubles so far, and given how many tourists there are walking around with DSLR's taking photos of everything in their sights, I don't expect any either.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:18 am

C130 wrote:
Newcastle Flyer wrote:How come you invad, I mean moved to London?

I haven't moved here, I've just taken 2 months off work to escape some of the heat in Australia, plus have a look around Europe.
When you said house, I thought you moved in with the Poms.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:11 pm

Newcastle Flyer wrote:[When you said house, I thought you moved in with the Poms.

We rented a house in Ealing, about 10mins from Northfields Tube station while we were in London.

The last lot of my photos can be viewed at the link below.
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:10 pm

I thought that would have been closer to Ealing Broadway.

How was the aircraft noise, since you were close-ish to Heathrow?
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Re: London (And Europe!) Calling

Postby C130 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:57 pm

Our street was off Northfields Avenue, which joins Ealing Broadway/Uxbridge Road. Ealing Broadway station was about 20mins walk away, and West Ealing was about 15.

And I personally love aircraft noise, so it was no issue for me. Having double glazing in the house helped when there were late night flights, but most of the time it wasn't an issue.

If I ever go back to London for a significant amount of time, I'd like to try and make sure I stay near where I was this past trip, as it was just 25mins on the tube into London, a quick minicab or tube ride to Heathrow, plus it has excellent public transport with 3 stations plus a huge amount of buses running every few minutes all around.
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