Monday, July 04, 2005

A day in the big city






Took these pics on a recent day out in London. I don't shop there and seldom eat out, I prefer to walk, bus and tube with a camera.

21 comments:

Kimberly said...

I seen the title.
I held my breath,
looked at all the photos and I knew exactly where you were,
then it was confirmed by the writing at the end.
I released my breath and said...

'OOoooh god'

Yup. You guessed it...I'm as envious as ever. But I suppose I'll have my time. But I never did bother with the city, only to catch my flight and such. Maybe I wouldn't mind it if I could walk outside the city away from all tourists coz they bother me and I don't want to be one.

I want to be on the outside looking in. And this is probably the only time I'll ever say that. I miss it so much there I always look forward to your posting pictures so I can see what I'm not seeing when I'm here

Perfect Virgo said...

I like your enthusiasm Kimberly, you really love this country. I have hundreds more pictures and will upload them now and again. London is big for touring on foot - you have to take the tube and bob up above ground where the mood takes you.

Walking can be fun though, try Sunday mornings for emptier streets and avoid Oxford Street like the plague (unless you are a committed shopper!) Study a map carefully but still expect everything to be miles further than you thought.

There is interest to be had away from tourists, but go with a friend or someone who knows the city to make sure you see the more unusual sights and take care not to stray into the less salubrious areas.

The Flea said...

Sorry to get all Freudian on you Virgo, but were you feeling slightly homosexual on these days? They're almost all very phallic! Hehe . . .

But still, they're lovely shots -- even if my sphincter tightens reflexively when I view them.

transience said...

pv, somehow i think i was born in the wrong body on the wrong continent. i like seeing through your eyes and there is so much to take in where you are.

and flea, i have strange images of your sphincter. this is not good.

Kimberly said...

I don't want to think about what flea just said....blech!

Yes PV your right I do love it there. I will keep in mind what you said about touring the city, maybe I'll take an extra day in September and have a look about :)

Perfect Virgo said...

Flea - red-blooded hetero-sexual male as if you needed reassuring you young rascal... Any phallic symbols are intended only by the architect - I just shoot what I see!

Transience - ever vistited London? It has amazing contrasts. I love spending a day there with my camera. Have another peek through my eyes in a few days time, I have more ready to upload.

That Flea and his sphincter... Outrageous behaviour!! Teehehe.

Kimberly - Try to blot the nasty words out of your mind. (BTW I think [hope?] he's only joking.) Enjoy your visit later in the year.

Kimberly said...

I do blot them out PV, or so I try but I just laugh.....sometimes, the nastiest things give me a laugh....I can be quite twisted. I just try to withold on here if I can. And I will.....Thanks

The Flea said...

Hehehe . . . sorry, I didn't realise I'd cause such a cafuffle. I apologise for my shocking table manners Virgo. Maybe I should stop speaking without thinking.

Perfect Virgo said...

Kimberly - no worries, I had you down as broad-minded. A bit of raunchy humour is right up my street too!

Flea - please feel free to cause cafuffles and palavers every day you youbg scamp! You are always welcome to speak at this table, whatever your topic (the more phallic the merrier!)

Kimberly said...

yeah...keep it up flea...quietly inside im giggling like crazy. i do behave, though in person I have a sick humour

Kimberly said...

I hope the brits beat the frogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

for the olympics that is

they just showed Trafalger Square on the tv...:))))))))))i think I spelled that right

Perfect Virgo said...

Kimberly - nearly right with the spelling but who's counting!

Yep, 'Frogs' beaten again I'm glad to say. We whipped them at the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago and did it again today!

Kimberly said...

I seen it on tv right before I went to work...home on my lunch now, about to go back :(...but yeah..I seen it and jumped up and down....wooohooo

Perfect Virgo said...

Enjoy your lunch and to heck with it if you're late back for work!

Kimberly said...

Oh no...I had to get back....two people got fired within the past month...I'm not pushing it!..lol

Tho I would like to tell the b**ch to go to hell.

pardon my language.

but then again I work more hours then anyone in the office and I know they need me, but I'd never be late...ever!.....one of these days though I would love to be late just for the sake of not being in a rush and to see her reaction

Kimberly said...

i hope your alright over there!
damn terrorists ruin every damn thing

Perfect Virgo said...

We are all thankfully fine my friend. I for one will not let this stop me visiting the capital city. I am always cautious to avoid the busiest parts of the working day for obvious reasons. You Kimberly and my other American friends know this pain only too well.

Kimberly said...

very true PV, but I still worry all the same

mussolini said...

we don't have such beautiful views in this region of the third world. you are lucky to have so much inspiration. people in beautiful places (like you) never have to look hard for it.

Perfect Virgo said...

Mussolini - you're right, I am lucky but I take nothing for granted though. Perhaps there are good things, different things, for your eyes (and camera) to see but familiarity renders them mundane?

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