Showing posts with label london. Show all posts
Showing posts with label london. Show all posts

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Steam on The Underground

As part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Transport for London ran an authentic steam train down the tube line, as it used to be done in the 1800s!  I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it both weekends it ran.

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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Aldwych Underground Station

Once a year, the London Transport Museum (with Transport for London) opens up the long-abandoned Aldwych tube station on The Strand to the public.  We were fortunate enough to snag tickets for this extremely unique event.  Despite hearing many stories last year about DSLR cameras not being allowed on the tour, I decided I’d chance it anyways.  Lucky for me, there were not problems whatsoever, and I managed to snag some views of the incredible space.

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Worldwide Photo Walk 2012

After having so much fun last year with Justin van Leeuwen in Ottawa, we decided again to take part in this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk.  Our walk leader this year was the highly-talented Tom Bourdon.  Check his stuff out – he’s taken amazing photos all around the world.

The walk in London took us through Battersea Park, and into parts of Chelsea.  The weather held out for most of the walk, though the warm pub at the end of the walk was a welcome site!

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Saturday, 4 August 2012

London 2012

This weekend, we managed to (finally) get involved in the Olympics.  Granted, it was a free event, in a park, but it was great to catch some of the action.  We got to see the Women’s Triathlon, consisting of a 1500m swim, a 43km bike ride, and a 10km run.  We were well-positioned for the biking portion, but didn’t see the swimming, and only caught glimpses of the running.

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

London Roller Girls Double-Header

Well, we’ve been living in the UK almost four months now, and only just made it to our first roller derby bout!  (To be fair, I think there’s only been one or two since we got here).

The UK derby teams sure know how to put a game on.  They had bean-bag chairs, people.  Bean-bag chairs!  Amazing.

The first game saw the Central City Roller Girls from Birmingham take on London’s Harbour Grudges.  Game two was a nail-biter, with Steam Rollers narrowly beating out the Ultraviolent Femmes.

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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Kew Gardens

A couple of fun shots from the Victorian greenhouses in Kew Gardens…

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