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From Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral

17 months ago
River cruise catamaran near Hungerford Bridge
This sightseeing geotrip combines a walk through parts of Westminster followed by a boat trip down the Thames and finishing with a climb up to the viewing gallery on the outside of the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Starting from Green Park tube station, we walked towards Buckingham Palace Photo and mingled among the other tourists Photo on the Victoria Monument Photo outside the palace to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony Photo. Once the sound of the...
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Beauty of Outdoor Places of London

26 months ago
Richmond Park by East Sheen Gate
Many moons ago, My Society created ScenicOrNot, an online project to rate images sourced from Geograph. Asking users to rate them for subjective beauty, collecting over 1.5 Million votes. LinkExternal link Fast forward to 2017 and 'Artificial Intelligence' systems have progressed, so much so that researchers at University of Warwick have trained a computer algorithm to do something similar...
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Breaking records

37 months ago
County Way, Trowbridge
Summer 2016 is almost over, and I got into a routine of regular Sunday trips covering as far as I could manage under the circumstances, the main one being the coast which has now been covered from the tip of Kent Photo to just short of Selsey Bill Photo . The bonus being some were guided by the known pre-Worboys signs Photo and then got as far as I could afterwards. My primary aim is extending the distance between the two furthest points on the map. Living in London...
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Silk purses from sow's ears

46 months ago
Calvert Road, Effingham
As the clocks went back my hobby had its wings clipped for another year, till March at least of 2016. But I don't stop taking photos, I just can't collect far-flung spots on my far-flung spot list, but now after filling little taken squares previously, am now taking places within them I haven't taken yet. Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo My memory tells me pretty well where I haven't been, so use the daylight hours (both of them in...
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If you're visiting London

81 months ago
Busking on the beach below Gabriel's Wharf, SE1
London! Despite living there in the 1960s we decided we'd like to live in different parts of the country (together!). We began our ramble round Britain, living, working or studying in Photo Norwich, Photo York, Photo Perth and Photo Warwick for the last 28 years. In the sixties I found London increasingly oppressive but now when I visit I thoroughly enjoy it; it's easy to get around; it's a pleasure to just walk, there's so much to see. And photograph. On a...
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Another Day in London - Docklands Explorer

96 months ago
Royal Victoria Dock
Following on from a very successful trip in July, our gang of four asked Richard Albanese Photo if he could arrange a trip to Docklands to see what little was left that might interest keen industrial archaeologists. Richard planned it all in about three days flat and we met up just after 10:15 0n 28-8-11 at the former London Hydraulic Power Station at Wapping, now a pleasant cafe with machinery among the tables Photo Photo Photo. After a coffee we had a...
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