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London Calling – 2 Days Worth of London in 3 Minutes


Come little chilluns and gather round.  In just a shade over 3 minutes, you can spend a weekend in London and take your own little tour of the sights and sounds.  No $2,000 airfare, no sore feet, no customs, no pounds sterling, no jetlag, and no fucking fish and chips.  So come and take a walk with me, if you’d be so kind….

Hope you enjoyed it.

Let’s see here, we got some English countryside, a little Prague, and some Rocky Mountains coming before too long.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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London Calling – Big Ben and the Parliament Building


Well, pardon the interruption, but I’ve been too busy globetrotting the last few days to post about, well… globetrotting.  Now I’m back in Colorado for the time being, and I’ll show you around here before too long.

But first, the next and final installment from London; the stroll along the Thames comes to it’s conclusion.  It was a pretty day wandering about the city, but unfortunately the Underground doesn’t run all night, and neither do camera batteries.  So I wandered my way from the London Bridge towards Big Ben to catch my ride home.  Have a look.

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london - the london eye and big ben

The London Eye. One big-ass ferris wheel. Would have loved to take a ride, but it costs a fortune.

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And there’s Big Ben

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Weird, that building was red last picture…

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london - the london eye and big ben

And there’s the Parliament building, just behind that there bus.

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london - the london eye and big ben

And more Big Ben. Not as big as the name would indicate, but still iconic as hell.

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Like this one. Old man waiting for something just outside an Underground station.

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london - the london eye and big ben

“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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Strolling across a pedestrian bridge to catch the last train back to my hotel…

That wraps up the pictures from London.  We’ll see some pictures from the English countryside before too long.  And then it’s of it’s Prague.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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London Calling – A Stroll About the Thames


And now for a little more of my stroll around London.  The weather was awfully, well, London-y, but I suppose that was to be expected.  It wasn’t the most exciting day ever, but it was pretty sweet to get a chance to see the sights and touristy crap and the city.  London certainly kicks the shit out of the rest of England….  So let’s take a walk along the Thames.

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A fallen sailor memorial.

A fallen sailor memorial.

That's pretty damn British.

That’s pretty damn British.

And this here is the Tower of London.

And this here is the Tower of London.

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Cute.

Cute.

Just goes to show, don't bring a sword to a sword fight when the other guy has a crazy magical sword that can shoot you.

Just goes to show, don’t bring a sword to a sword fight when the other guy has a crazy magical sword that can shoot you.

I'm like 90% sure this is Princess Kate.

I’m like 90% sure this is Princess Kate.

The Tower Bridge doing it's draw bridge thing...  Drew quite the crowd.

The Tower Bridge doing it’s draw bridge thing… Drew quite the crowd.

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The Tower Of London isn't horribly tower-ish, but I suppose the standards for towers were a little different in the 11th century.

The Tower Of London isn’t horribly tower-ish, but I suppose the standards for towers were a little different in the 11th century.

I wouldn't want to attach that thing if it was full of archers.

I wouldn’t want to attack that thing if it was full of archers.

The Tower Bridge again.  Pretty gray out, but still, a pretty little day.

The Tower Bridge again. Pretty gray out, but still, a pretty little day.

Perspective is fun.

Perspective is fun.

Artist selling his shit on the banks of the Thames.

Artist selling his shit on the banks of the Thames.

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That's an interesting place for a barber shop.

That’s an interesting place for a barber shop.

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Pretty sweet little busker.

Pretty sweet little busker.

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Apparently the Pride of London is a shitty party cruise.

Apparently the Pride of London is a shitty party cruise.

I think some famous guy used to write plays and put them on here or something.

I think some famous guy used to write plays for this place or something.

There were people all over the banks of the river with metal detectors.

There were people all over the banks of the river with metal detectors and looking for clams and shit.

Apparently, the bass player in this little troupe of street entertainers can't even entertain himself...

Apparently, the bass player in this little troupe of street entertainers can’t even entertain himself…

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Hmmm.  A wedding dress   and an Australian flag cape.  That's a good look.

Hmmm. A wedding dress and an Australian flag cape. That’s a good look.

More busking.

More busking.

Pretty sweet airstream restaurant...

Pretty sweet airstream restaurant…

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Skate park under the bridge.  Right along the river.  Pretty cool.

Skate park under the bridge. Right along the river. Pretty cool.

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And that about wraps up the day on the river.  After a break for a beer or two and some bangers and mash, I had a look around the Parliament Building and Big Ben, so come back soon.

Don’t be a stranger.

-B. Littleton

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