Sunday, 20 November 2011

Walking in the City

Friday was a day trip to London. 'Work' of the networking kind - ie listening to a few speeches followed by lunch and catching up with folk. This included going all the way to London to meet the first time a near neighbour in York, who also works in the building up the hill from the office. I think we will get on well.

But by 2.30 everyone was drifting away and I had decided to take advantage of the sunny day to walk in the City, a part of London I do not usually go to.

Terry Pratchett's Ankh-Morpork is said to be built on 'black loam, broadly, mostly what it is built on is more Ankh-Morpork'. 

The same could be said for London. The bombing of London revealed parts of the Roman fort for the first time in a very long time. 

Parts of the London wall have been preserved and new buildings rise up around the remnants.

From here it is a short walk to the river and St Paul's.

Developers have preserved some excellent views of the cathedral, the dome suddenly appears unexpectedly.

I had not been to the Tate Modern before, so the camera was in constant use, on the way and inside

and coming put into the evening light.

And then I walked back to Kings Cross, amazing much more footsore I get walking in London than elsewhere.

More images, as usual, on Flickr.

1 comment:

womble said...

That is typical! You've been to London and I got to go to Burton Albion football ground! We should get more organised :-)