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My view of London

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Tirilej, Feb 10, 2015.

    Feb 10, 2015
  1. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    As most of you know I went to London last week. It was my first visit ever.
    A little scary but I must say I really enjoyed the short time I spent there.

    My main reason was of course the CM meeting but since I had 2 whole days where I could see and go wherever I wanted to, I tried to do just that.

    I'm not that good at taking pictures but I love doing it and thought I could share some with you here.
    Now remember it's february so it was cold walking around all days outside.

    I just did my first ever collage with pictures. I have over 250 so it will take some time to make them all look good enough to post, but I will if you want to see more.
    Here are a few of them, and if you're nice I might even make a collage of the pictures from the Bash :)
     

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  3. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

    Occupation:
    The PAB Guy
    Location:
    Saltirelandia
    Good pictures! More please. :)
     
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  5. Casino2014man

    Casino2014man Non-Gambler

    Occupation:
    Noneya
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    My favourite city in the world :)

    I might be a bit biased being from the UK and all, but have spent long periods overseas (currently in the Netherlands) and nothing compares to it for me :p
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2015
  7. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

    Occupation:
    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    I have been in a lot of places and they all have something that makes them special. They are all beautiful in their own way.

    I can't say I take many normal tourist pictures when I'm out either. I love finding odd things or I rather walk in a park than in the streets.

    I just wished that I have had more time for London. Maybe I'll go back this summer. Who knows :)
     
  8. Feb 11, 2015
  9. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Bexhill on sea, England
    Not been to Vegas yet then? :p

    I've lived in the UK all my life, but I don't think London is so great. It seems large parts of it are permanently a building site! :(
    I don't like cities at all much, but I would rate Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Miami, in fact ALL American cities I've ever been to, Amsterdam, Dublin and Prague all as nicer than London.
    Not so keen on Barcelona, Paris or any African cities I've been to.
    The only good thing about London, is that being English born and bread I feel safe walking the streets or taking the tube there. Maybe that's a false sense of security, but I have it nonetheless. ;)

    KK
     
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  10. Feb 11, 2015
  11. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Nice pix, Tirilej!

    I've visited London a lot over the years, and yet I still find plenty to interest me from a variety of perspectives - even in the chilly weather last week - but I have to agree with KK here in saying that there are other cities that are as appealing (Rome, Athens, Boston and San Francisco to name just four for me). My personal view is that London is a wonderful place to visit, but I don't think I would like to live there, despite its many attractions and impressive history.

    @ KK - regarding Africa, have you ever visited Cape Town?
     
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  13. Nightfly

    Nightfly Experienced Member

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    Haven't done much world travel since my younger days but London is definitely on my list of places to visit. Nice photos Tirilej
     
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  15. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Saltirelandia
    Funny thing about visiting places is that everytime you say to someone "Just back from Barcelona, loved it!" they'll say "You liked Barcelona? You should go to Madrid, way better!" Just examples but you get the idea.

    I think the trick is to figure out who likes to do the kind of things you do and see what places they like. Still a work in progress for me. :)

    Of course my problem is that I enjoy places most by actually living there as opposed to passing through for a few days. Hugely educational but tends to limit one's options.
     
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  17. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Thanks for sharing Sara - London is awesome.

    Besides being seeped in history with something intriguing at every corner, it's the pubs that do it for me. I can never get enough of them (as Max could easily attest). :cheers:
     
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  19. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    No - just Mombasa, Nairobi and Banjul.

    If you invite me, I might come though! ;)

    KK
     
  20. Feb 11, 2015
  21. dunover

    dunover Unofficial T&C's Editor Staff Member CAG PABnononaccred PABnonaccred PABinit mm3 webmeister

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    Been to Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, Durban and Jo'brg and Aswan is quite nice in Egypt, Durban I liked but the rest are khazis in my opinion. London is a bit of a pit ('Slumdon' I call it) away from the Centre and West End. I suppose a visitor only sees the nice touristy bits so have a different opinion. Anyway, be nice to Tirilej and we'll have more photos.....:)
     
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  23. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Breathing
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ok, now you will think I'm nuts. That's ok, but every picture has a story as you know :)

    I was in Regent Park and this guy stood amongst some pigeons. Noone like those much but then there was this squirrel who was trying to get up on him. He didn't let him come up so he looked a little funny shaking his leg all the time. I couldn't understand why :D

    It wasn't until I walked away and saw him from above that I noticed the squirrel he had on his arm.
    It just looked so cute. Guys are real softies:)

    Yes, I will post more normal later, or maybe not so normal...
     

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  25. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    True! We did empty a good number of glasses during our stay. Found some excellent Porters. :drink:
     
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  27. cncas123

    cncas123 Quit Gambling PABnonaccred

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    But surely everyone knows that you haven't really lived until you have had a pint of Guiness in Dublin???
     
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  29. Tirilej

    Tirilej Still a Lady CAG

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    Sweden
    I've been to Dublin. Absolutely no Guiness for me, but I'm alive and kicking ;)
    It taste awful and I can't even call that beer :eek2:
     
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  31. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    LOL - it's one helluva flight from the UK though - over 11 hours - but worth it to see one of the nicest spots on the continent.
     
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  33. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Love Vegas, Luxor, Paris and Amsterdam but London has so much history. I never much enjoyed going there on business and it wasn't until I did the Open Top bus tour a few years back I realised just how much there is to see there. Along with Rome, it has to be right up there for history buffs.
     
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  35. nisosbar

    nisosbar Ueber Meister PABnonaccred

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    Another fan here - used to go every other year or so, but haven't now for ages - I would really love to go back again - have friends there.

    I love cities, and having come from a village background, there is NO way I'd consider living anywhere with fewer than a million people. :D
     
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  37. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    That very trip is being discussed now. Hopefully sometime this year, other life events permitting. :)
     
  38. Feb 11, 2015
  39. conker

    conker Senior Member CAG MM webmeister

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    Nice meeting you in London Tirilej and I enjoyed looking over your pictures. For someone that has lived in or around London for so many years, it is very easy to forget all the great things you can do in this city.
     
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