July 31, 2013
We went there on the 22nd, which is exactly the day, the little prince was born. Some of us went to Buckingham Palace the same evening to see what was going on there, and there was quite a lot going on: Innumerable TV teams and even more tourists. And a great atmosphere.
In a city like this there is always something new to see, for example the new skyscraper "The Shard" (see above). But the old has it's charms too: I think there aren't many hop-on-hop-off busses left, and probably even fewer conductors on busses: We happened to be on the probably oldest bus with the probably oldest conductor (see below).
Von Greenwich aus zurück auf die andere Seite des Flusses sind wir (oder zumindest einige von uns) durch einen Fussgängertunnel gegangen (siehe unten). Manche fanden das etwas gruselig...
We went to Greenwich on a Thames ferry. Of course we went under a lot of bridges, among them Tower Bridge.
We went back to the north side of the river through a pedestrian tunnel, which was a little bit scary (see below).
The quarter around Brick Lane (above) is inhabited by a lot of immigrants from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. But lately it also seems to have become a trendy area, so that next to Indian shops and restaurants you fnd overpriced second-hand and newcomer designer shops.
The "Globe Theatre": The play was great, but standing for 3 hours in the heat was not so great. Not everybody stayed till the end.
In großen Städten fahre ich immer gerne mit der U-Bahn, da fühle ich mich dann wie eine von den einheimischen...
I always love to use the underground when I'm in a big city, it makes me feel as if I was one of the locals...
Goodbye for now!
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