Friday, November 07, 2014
NaBloPoMo day 7: London gloaming
I was going to talk about last night's wonderful Waterstones event in the second half of the book theme, but I'll do that tomorrow. For tonight, just a couple of London photos.
I always try to get the 11 bus from Westminster to Liverpool Street on a Friday night - the 1645 train out of King's Cross is the Train from Hell and only gets worse after Cambridge, and the 1707 from Liverpool Street is infinitely more civilised; in addition, the multiple M&S branches in Liverpool Street and the Huge Boots Branch are all very useful.
I was on one of the new Routemasters; they're... interesting. Love the return to being able to get on and off at the back; but they do look a little bit as if they've been designed by an alien Duplo-based lifeform. Here, there's a 24 in front of us in the same design.
The bus wasn't meant to be the focus of the picture; Nelson had a particularly Turneresque sky to set him off this evening, as the sun set.
And then we headed along the Strand towards Fleet Street (the two streets are divided by a dragon in the middle of the road. As you do.)
The building on the left is the Royal Courts of Justice, another wonderfully bonkers Victorian Gothic edifice. With the light, it all looked a little bit like fairyland. In another couple of weeks it'll be dark while I'm doing this journey, so making the most of it while I can.
Another reason to be cheerful was having lunch with an old friend who was in the area; and is likely to be in the area a lot more from now on because of a new job. So while I was shattered this morning, and am still behind with absolutely everything, I'm heading into the weekend in an unusually positive frame of mind. About to try and get chores done now to start the weekend well...