London

October 2016

The welcome sign in Heathrow airport.
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Home for 2 nights. A quiet neighborhood in Hayes and Harlington.
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The bed.
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The washroom.
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The trash bins.
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Plate and wisdom print on top of the heater.
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The oyster card to survive commuting. This is all you need to get to the trains and buses.
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A train station sign.
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The timetable monitor.
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Another train station sign in west London.
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Navigation map.
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Open and close button at the train door to encourage passengers to close the doors, especially at terminal stations in cold weather. But now I believe, the passenger open-close button system is no longer operational due to some accidents.
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Yes, they have a trash bin inside the train because it is legal to eat and drink inside.
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The famous underground train station.
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You will never get bored walking around the vicinity of St. Paul’s cathedral. A bench.
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Another bench.
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And another bench.
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A kind of trash bin for recycling.
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Front view of St. Paul’s cathedral.
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Side view of St. Paul’s cathedral.
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Direction signs.
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Another type of trash bins.
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Pedestrian crossing button.
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The bus lane road sign.
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Another type of pedestrian crossing button.
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A bus lane end sign.
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Sculpture from memorial of first world war in St. Paul’s cathedral.
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I can feel the royalty even on trash bins.
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Some rules are being applied as well for disabled.
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Address sign.
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You can never be lost.
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The school sign. City of London school is an independent day school for boys.
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This is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre (theatre associated with William Shakespeare)
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Sign at Bankside Pier on the River Thames.
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But with the Legible London signs, you could get lost and head to the wrong direction.
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A pub in Borough of Southwark.
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The Golden Hinde history sign board.
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A bicycle parking.
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There are 100 staircases, more than 1,000 rooms and three miles of passages in The British Houses of Parliament.
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The Church of St Margaret in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.
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Explanatory plaque.
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A directional sign posts.
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The Buckingham Palace. It has 775 rooms, and the garden is the largest private garden in London.
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The Clock Tower was erected in 1859, and in 2012 it was renamed “Elizabeth Tower” to reflect the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It is the bell within the tower that’s actually called Big Ben – not the tower itself.
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Lots of bus tours around but walking is the best.
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One of the iconic symbol in the city. The London black cabs. There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London.
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Dried maple leaves.
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Wellington Barracks opening sign.
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Planting greens.
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The Duck Island cottage. It serves as the offices of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust in St James’s Park.
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You will see a lot of Pelicans in St. James’s Park. Fact sign.
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Pelicans, ducks, pigeons.
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This is where they hang out.
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A rally in front of the Whitehall outside Downing street is happening when I pass by and I start having conversations with the protesters. A permission was asked to take this photo. That innocent smile…
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Stop the killing in Syria.
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The Horse Guard of the Household Cavalry.
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Commander-in-Chief of the British army Field Marshal Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge.
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Guards Division War Memorial.
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Long line to enter Churchill War Rooms museum.
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The parade ground.
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The National Gallery located in Trafalgar Square. It is an art museum housing 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.
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St Martin-in-the-Fields. An English Anglican church beside The National Gallery.
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Edith Cavell Memorial. She is British nurse from Norfolk who assisted some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium.
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The Duke of York’s Theatre. Opened 10 September 1892. Built 124 years ago up to this date.
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If you get hungry walking around.
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In London, Philippine tourism is being promoted.
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My brother’s name street sign.
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A poster and postcard stall.
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Timepieces, phones, compasses.
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Even candies are being sold as souvenirs.
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Public bicycle dock for private bikes.
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They have it in London.
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View from London bridge.
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Borough market waste bins.
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It is very very rare that I eat red meat. This is a German sausage affair. I tried bratwurst sausage with pickles sandwich.
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The process.
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Hand painted plates, mugs, tote bags.
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A gothic church sign.
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Controlled Area. Beware! If you don’t drink, how will your friends know you love them at 2AM?
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A kind of cinema.
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Show dates and advertisements.
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Memorabilia.
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Classic records.
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A street piano.
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The soda vending machine.
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To end the trip. Colder than the weather at Secret Garden.
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