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London - September 2009 - Page 3

Day 9 - Sunday, 13 September 2009

Harrods

This morning was the first visit in my life to a laundromat. All the machines ate my money, but the place had an attendant who sorted it out. He also promised to guard my clothes so I didnt have to sit in front of washing machines and dryers for hours.
Eventually it was done and I headed off to Harrods.
There were lots of cars parked around it, I was there before it opened so had nothing to do but sneak shots of the cars, some of the nicer ones I didnt take photos of because angry looking arabs were guarding them or in them.
Harrods itself was ok, mainly perfume and watches, the food halls were pretty good though.

London - September 2009 - The laundromat.

The laundromat.


London - September 2009 - Ferrari.

Ferrari.


London - September 2009 - Cheap Ferrari.

Cheap Ferrari.


London - September 2009 - 4 door maserati quattroporte.

4 door maserati quattroporte.


London - September 2009 - The new jag.

The new jag.


London - September 2009 - Bentley.

Bentley.


Thames festival

In the afternoon I headed off the the Thames festival. Now why you would hold a festival along the filthy river im not sure, but despite this some people climbed down into the mud to make sand castles, braver people than me.
The festival itself was very disappointing, miles of kebab shops and people flogging t-shirs with a union jack on it. Apparently there were to be fireworks in the evening.

In the evening I decided to go for a walk around Kensington, however this was a bad plan as on Sundays all the shops shut at 5 and its the sort of place where you go to look in shops.

London - September 2009 - The remains of a pig.

The remains of a pig.


London - September 2009 - Helter Skelter.

Helter Skelter.


London - September 2009 - Barge racing, no one really noticed it was happening.

Barge racing, no one really noticed it was happening.


London - September 2009 - DONT MISS ME!

DONT MISS ME!


London - September 2009 - A disappointing pirate ship replica.

A disappointing pirate ship replica.


London - September 2009 - Bristol fighter v12 gull wing doors.

Bristol fighter v12 gull wing doors.


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Day 10 - Monday, 14 September 2009

Greenwich

Today I did a lot of walking.
First I went to see the changing of the guard at buckingham palace. Its not particularly impressive, a brass band comes, some people yell, you cant see much etc. They close down streets for this, the amazing part is they do it every day.
Then I rode on a ferry to Greenwich, where time itself was created, you have to hike up a large hill and theres astronomy and clock displays. The view is very good, and its all free. The ferry however costs an absolute fortune, take the train if you ever go.

London - September 2009 - Bonus shot of the outside of my hotel.

Bonus shot of the outside of my hotel.


London - September 2009 - The more impressive guards, on horseback with armour, with a police escort, guards for the guards.

The more impressive guards, on horseback with armour, with a police escort, guards for the guards.


London - September 2009 - Machine gun guard, the worlds most boring job, I kicked him because ive seen in movies they arent supposed to flinch, but he chased me!

Machine gun guard, the worlds most boring job, I kicked him because ive seen in movies they arent supposed to flinch, but he chased me!


London - September 2009 - Buckingham palace, surprisingly dissapointing, there are many more impressive buildings which are just shops or houses in the city.

Buckingham palace, surprisingly dissapointing, there are many more impressive buildings which are just shops or houses in the city.


London - September 2009 - Fancy gates<

Fancy gates<


London - September 2009 - A million people waiting for a brass band.

A million people waiting for a brass band.


London - September 2009 - The band.

The band.


London - September 2009 - The guard, they surprisingly werent particularly well drilled, the size difference between the men and women probably makes it difficult.

The guard, they surprisingly werent particularly well drilled, the size difference between the men and women probably makes it difficult.


London - September 2009 - We are everywhere.

We are everywhere.


London - September 2009 - The ferry is so slow, I started being stupid.

The ferry is so slow, I started being stupid.


London - September 2009 - Both hands point to the idiot.

Both hands point to the idiot.


London - September 2009 - The view from greenwich.

The view from greenwich.


London - September 2009 - The other view from the same place.

The other view from the same place.


London - September 2009 - Alvin himself.

Alvin himself.


London - September 2009 - Straddling time at the 0 meridian.

Straddling time at the 0 meridian.


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Day 11 - Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Museums and rain

Didnt take any photos today.
It rained constantly all day, more rain than I have ever seen in my life.
I went to the natural history museum, which is full of animals mainly, lots of dinosaurs. They have an animatronic dinosaur which is life sized and makes a lot of noises, children all started screaming and crying, it was great.
Then it rained some more.
I had a marks and spencer pasta salad for dinner, and hung around the hotel to rest my soaking wet feet.

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Day 12 - Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Oxford

Went to Oxford on the train today. Its about an hour west of London and you have to change trains at Reading. The trains were fast and perfectly on time again.
Oxford is a large university city with many old buildings, however they charge you to get into them all, and I wasnt about to pay to see the inside of a church.
It would seem its also a city for tourists who want to go shopping, but these days its just the same stores as you find in london, it is a bit weird seeing subway and mcdonalds inside buildings that look like castles.

London - September 2009 - The train station at oxford, note the thousands of bikes, you can see bikes in large numbers around lots of stations, even in london.

The train station at oxford, note the thousands of bikes, you can see bikes in large numbers around lots of stations, even in london.


London - September 2009 - A market, the meat on show out in the open unrefrigerated is something you wouldnt see in Australia.

A market, the meat on show out in the open unrefrigerated is something you wouldnt see in Australia.


London - September 2009 - The high street.

The high street.


London - September 2009 - The christ church.

The christ church.


London - September 2009 - More christ, there was no wood that I could see.

More christ, there was no wood that I could see.


London - September 2009 - Artistic photo.

Artistic photo.


London - September 2009 - Cobble stones, watching someone ride a bike over them is amusing.

Cobble stones, watching someone ride a bike over them is amusing.


London - September 2009 - Bad photo of me.

Bad photo of me.


London - September 2009 - Some other impressive old building.

Some other impressive old building.


London - September 2009 - The historic covered market, it smelt of rotten fish.

The historic covered market, it smelt of rotten fish.


London - September 2009 - The town cryer.

The town cryer.


London - September 2009 - You see dogs everywhere in london, in malls like this, on the train, not dogs for blind folks, just regular dogs.

You see dogs everywhere in london, in malls like this, on the train, not dogs for blind folks, just regular dogs.


London - September 2009 - My lunch, a burrito from the mission that was delicious, the hot sauce was actually hot, yes I went to historic oxford and had mexican food.

My lunch, a burrito from the mission that was delicious, the hot sauce was actually hot, yes I went to historic oxford and had mexican food.


London - September 2009 - You can rent a small boat such as this, and then im not sure what.

You can rent a small boat such as this, and then im not sure what.


London - September 2009 - In the centre of town theres large open areas that no one uses for anything useful such as this one, theres lots of signs telling you to keep off the

In the centre of town theres large open areas that no one uses for anything useful such as this one, theres lots of signs telling you to keep off the grass.


London - September 2009 - The oxford castle, seems to be some sort of theme park with a ghost train and flashing lights and hosts a rave on the weekends.

The oxford castle, seems to be some sort of theme park with a ghost train and flashing lights and hosts a rave on the weekends.


London - September 2009 - I think I spotted a nuclear power plant.

I think I spotted a nuclear power plant.


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Contents

Day 1 - Saturday, 5 September 2009
  Adelaide to London
Day 2 - Sunday, 6 September 2009
  Arriving in London
  Online
  Public transport
Day 3 - Monday, 7 September 2009
  Went to Brentwood for Work
  Pizza at Harrods
Day 4 - Tuesday, 8 September 2009
  Went to Kings Cross for Work
Day 5 - Wednesday, 9 September 2009
  Went to Kings Cross for Work again
Day 6 - Thursday, 10 September 2009
  Kings Cross, big meeting day
Day 7 - Friday, 11 September 2009
  St Albans
Day 8 - Saturday, 12 September 2009
  The studio visit
Day 9 - Sunday, 13 September 2009
  Harrods
  Thames festival
Day 10 - Monday, 14 September 2009
  Greenwich
Day 11 - Tuesday, 15 September 2009
  Museums and rain
Day 12 - Wednesday, 16 September 2009
  Oxford
Day 13 - Thursday, 17 September 2009
  The science museum
Day 14 - Friday, 18 September 2009
  Shopping, walking
Day 15 - Saturday, 19 September 2009
  Sick, Markets, Relaxing
Day 16 - Sunday, 20 September 2009
  Last full day in London
Day 17 - Monday, 21 September 2009
  Heathrow
Day 18 - Tuesday, 22 September 2009
  Singapore
Day 19 - Wednesday, 23 September 2009
  Bonus day
  The end