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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A walk around another small part of london!


This design, and the one below,l found on a gate that was the entrance to the Lloyds Banking Group Building at 25 Gresham Street in the City of London! They are amazing aren't they?


The image below is of what l saw in the window of an office reception area! A zebra statue has been placed right in the middle of the room! Fancy having your coffee facing the backside of this zebra! Ha!
For those of you who are followers, you know l love cranes; this is such a beautiful image and a blue sky too!
The image below is of a statue l really love. It is of St. Paul and stands in the churchyard of St.Paul's Cathedral. From certain parts of the churchyard, the statue seems to be floating in the sky...it is so beautiful. I am not a christian person but very spiritual and love wandering around churchyards and cemetries.
This squirrel, was such a cheeky chap...he was actually taking food from the hand of a guy sitting near him... BUT..he was not having it all his/her own way...he had to fight off many pigeons to keep his piece of bread! I know a lot of people do not like them and they are also known as tree rats!
This area, which is round St.Paul's Cathedral, has been renovated lately and this statue was stuck away in a corner and covered in weeds. I was so glad today, to see it back in it's proper place and on show to the puplic. The statue is of Thomas Becket by Bainbridge Copnall.
I am so glad to see that London, is once again full of tourists. This young couple were looking on a rather large map and working out where they were going next. What you can't see is the young boy playing hide and seek behind the bench!
The next image makes me smile..l hope they enjoyed their drink? Think they may have, judging by where the bottle tops have been placed!!

Again, the next image also makes me smile. In London, you often see a Japanense woman leading a group of her countrymen on a guided tour. Nearly always, she will be holding up an umbrella, open or folded, high in the air, so her clients can see and follow her. Unfortunatety, this woman, with the yellow umbrella, seemed to be going one way and her followers another!!! 
To end today's blog...my favorite image of the day...The Olde Sweet Shoppe...every child and certain adults' dream!! Ha! .... Gobstoppers anyone?

5 comments:

Beach House Living said...

That gate is amazing. The attention to detail is something you don't see often anymore.

EG Wow said...

London looks like such a great place to be this time of year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your City loves you as much as you love your City! Beautiful pictures. I love sharing your walks.

Angie said...

Another great trip around London. In the words of Dr Johnson. "If you wish to have just a notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey the innumerable little lanes and courts."

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