Walks on July 18th & 20th in London

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

On July 18th, I flew to London for the first stop in a long trip for work. The afternoon was free, so I went for a walk with a coworker through Hyde Park, SOHO, and back along the Thames and Buckingham Palace to our hotel in South Kensington. It was a death march.

After a filling British dinner, I walked back in the dark and hoped that a carriage would offer me a ride to London past.

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They don’t make gates like this anymore.
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Albert Memorial.
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Loner lane.
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Concrete vase.
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Grandmother and girl look away from bronze horse penis.
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Dredged serpentine algae.
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Ducklings.
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Peddle boats.
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Lounge chairs on a rainy day.
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Misleading sign.
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Turban matches bag.
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The littlest car in town.
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No parking.
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A Hummer in Mini’s clothing.
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No Pacman found within.
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Decortive band.
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Kissing tear.
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Garbage stroll.
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Drainpipe.
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Garbage.
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Near fear of bricks.
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Scenic stairs.
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Hoboes need the most naps.
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This lot had kegs and it knew how to use them.
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Christo resorts to scaffolding in his later years.
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Horse Cops is filmed on location.
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Can I get some action from the dog section?

The next and last day, I had to sit in a casting office and decide the fate of a never-ending stream of hopeful actors.

I was feeling sad missing out on London, so I set the alarm for 5:30 in the morning and went for a walk before we left for the airport.

My route took me to Paddington Basin and back.

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Look left.
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Thank goodness.
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Old sign.
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Arched alley.
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Sad church.
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Peppermint lane.
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Classy doorstep.
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The secret garden.
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Sophisticated lifestyle.
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Parking.
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Sleek buzzer.
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The Queen’s what?
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Paddington Station.
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Let me just set your milk here.
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Paddington Basin.
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House boat.
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Am I in the future?
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Paddington luxury.
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Lonely and industrial.
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Fire escape.
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Discarded bouquets near Royal Albert Hall.

While sad to leave London, I looked forward to morning walks in Prague.

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