This is "Onbekommerd"!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sightseeing with Sean

It was a nice day yesterday and Sean and I went out to see a bit more of London. We met at the Tower Hill tube station and walked around the Tower of London and under the Tower Bridge (that is the bridge which is famous from the 'typical London picture', it is NOT as so many people think called 'London bridge', that one is furher up the Thames. We had coffee at St Katharines dock, the main marina for London. It is closed off from the river by a lock which can only operate around high tide. When we were there, it was low tideand the lock was actually dry!
Then with the Docklands Light Railway (remote control, no drivers!) to Greenwich where we went to see the observatory and of course took pictures of the zero meridian. As all tourists, we took pics standing with one foot in the Eastern and one foot in the Western hemisphere:

That's zero dergees longtitude between Sean's feet

The clock behind Sean shows 362 days, 7 hours, 51 minutes and 49 seconds to the opening of the 2012 Olympics.

Around Tower Hill, the test Triathlon for the Olympics was on the go. With last week exactly one year before the games, there are 'trial events' on everywhere, from the Olympic test sailing regatta in Weymouth to the Road cycle race here in Richmond!

We ended up at Marks and Spencer in Oxford street as Sean needs more 'workwear'. Apart from 2 ties, we were not too successful.

We both now seem to look like locals as there are people asking us for directions. Only quite rarely can we help.....

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