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Thursday, January 26, 2017

A cold foggy day in London


Lunch in Ottolenghi's

This was my Christmas present from my son


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After the meal we had a wander around as we had a few hours to kill before the train home




Spitalfields Market.  There has been a market here for over 350 years but the original fruit and veg market has  moved and the old buildings are now a covered general market.  









Another shot of the Gherkin, The Royal Exchange and St Paul's as we wandered back to the station, via a couple of pubs!! 
 A great father and son day out.

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful adventure! London has such a sophistication that our cities here lack...I've never been there, however the old world charm comes through so clearly in the photos I've seen including these.

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    1. Sondra, yes it was a good to spend a whole day together. I love going to London as there is always something new to see and its easy to get around. I lived there for a couple of years, but its not something I would want to do now, unless I win the Lottery and can afford to live where I like. Not likely though!!

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  2. Oh I love your travels....you are so blessed to live in a place where it's closer to see wonderful historical places. Thanks for your visits. Will check in when I return from Oregon.

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    1. Wanda, Yes it is easy to get around in the UK, but then the vastness and expansive openness of the US also has its attractions.

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  3. I would love to visit London one day. My sister went several years ago and loved every minute there. So glad you had a chance to spend the day with your son. Thanks for all the lovely pictures.

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    1. Kathy, now is a good time to come as the exchange rate with the dollar is very much in your favour.

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  4. Looks like a good day out! When I lived in Reading I used to enjoy the occasional day trips into London we did, as you say, always something new going on and of course, places to see.

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    1. Mick, Yes a great place, but not one where I could live permanently.

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  5. A great day out indeed!
    I can understand you not wishing to live there!!!

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    1. Mr A, Days together like this one are precious.

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  6. What is the building with diagonal stripes - the sort of bullet shaped one? Do you know how its design was received by the residents of London? It doesn't quite fit with the rest of the city.

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    1. Hi Alison, Its called The Gherkin, and here's a good link to it and answers your question.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe
      Dave

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  7. Cherish moments with a love one how so sweet of your son to treat you with what looks to be a very nice mini vacation, something at which you be able to reflect back upon with warm thoughts and feelings.

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Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave