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07-25-2012, 01:01 PM #1
Sights, sounds and.............aroma of London..
..quick few photos to share (the one with the aerial shot shows the O2 arena w/the white roof)...will share some more later tonight after a mini dinner with Fengwei & BoogieeigooB..
First impression of London after just a few hrs, it reminds me a bit like M'sia (esp. the area just outside of the airport).
Heathrow is nice and modern has that same feeling like HK Airport & KLIA with the transit train..
The city, definitely has that old feeling, esp. outside of London...
The transport looks like it's gonna be the same as the other British-based system..
Weather currently is unusually warm & humid..i thought i'm in M'sia or Indonesia..
Last edited by ctjcad; 07-25-2012 at 01:03 PM.
07-25-2012, 01:10 PM #2
welcome to London, Chris.
keep us posted
07-25-2012, 01:11 PM #3
looking forward to the pics. thanks Chris!!
07-25-2012, 01:12 PM #4
the guy in the first photo is one of our gold medal hopeful and he gone missing for a week now.
07-25-2012, 01:16 PM #5
07-25-2012, 01:23 PM #6
Chris, if you're in London this Friday get out just after 8am there will be bells ringing everywhere (at 8:12am to be precise).
07-25-2012, 01:52 PM #7
Really looking forward to more photos and stories from London. Sooo wish I would be there.
07-25-2012, 07:01 PM #8
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07-26-2012, 12:43 AM #10
Some more photos from Day 1..
..here are some more photos..
- Took a few Tube rides...they eerily remind me of 4 yrs ago in Beijing. Except these Tube rides in London are more complicated and the people riding them are mostly caucasians (Brits)..
- Had a nice dinner w/BoogieeigooB & Fengwei in London's main chinatown area..
- The streets were alive tonight, especially around Piccaddily Circus & Leicester Square areas..
- Had a street-performance guy playing and blowing music out of that street cone!!!
- The photos of the buildings is the area where Fengwei & i are staying..
Last edited by ctjcad; 07-26-2012 at 12:57 AM.
07-26-2012, 12:51 AM #11
So you like Picadilly circus and Leicester Square?
I am quite amazed how clean the trains look. I mean, I never seen them look so clean before except when the district line trains got revamped to their present style. This is a picture of the old look.
07-26-2012, 12:53 AM #12
Even the lighting inside the restaurant has the same theme..
..i don't know if it's a coincidence or it already used a pink lighting before ?
07-26-2012, 01:00 AM #13
*Btw, the name of the station Leicester is actually pronounced "Lester"...
As for the train/Tube areas, i assume they cleaned up the stations, tracks, trains just for this OG..
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07-26-2012, 02:01 AM #14
very nice. stirs up a lot of old memories from the secondary school days.
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