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Today I'm working with some pictures I took in London last October, and thought I'd post some here for the group to see.

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Parliament.

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A ship in the Thames named Queen Mary.

Queen

Random building.

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Royal Air Force memorial.

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The Royal Stock Exchange.

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Saint Martin-in-the-Fields (great gift shop in the basement).

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Random building.

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The famous Shell-Mex House. We need more buildings with clocks.

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The Swiss embassy.

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The Tate Museum.

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A ship in the Thames converted to a bar. It's called Tattershall Castle.

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The London Eye

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Tower 42. I think this was London's first skyscraper.

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Vauxhall Bridge. Can't see it without thinking about Morrissey.

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Bus station in Vauxhall.

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I thought this was just a random office building. Then I found out it's Vauxhall Cross -- the headquarters for MI6. The pretty green glass withstood an almost point-blank rocket attack a back in the 90's.

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Victoria Tower -- the one on the south end of Parliament. My favorite.

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Waterloo International Station, where the Eurostar trains come in (that's how I got there).

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The Willis Building, under construction, curves around the Lloyds of London Building. I think it's done by now.

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Apartment buildings at Saint George Wharf.

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A club called the Hippodrome.

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Hotel Sofitel.

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Hungerford Bridge. The cable-stay beidgelets flanking it are new. They hold up the pedestrian spans since there wasn't room for people on the main span.

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Random building.

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The borough of Lambeth.

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The Lloyds of London building.

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The Thames.

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The Thames.

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Random office building.

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Methodist Central Hall.

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Another office building.

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Excellent!

I used to work in the Shell-Mex building. Although we always just called it 80 Strand.

The floors sound like a 1980 data center. I have some cool pics I need to post of the lighted entry bricks. I'd love to do that with my patio. Each brick had a light source.

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I used to work in the Shell-Mex building. Although we always just called it 80 Strand.

The floors sound like a 1980 data center. I have some cool pics I need to post of the lighted entry bricks. I'd love to do that with my patio. Each brick had a light source.

Neat. I'd love to see them.

I've promised myself that some day I'm going to spend a month or two in England visiting all of the art deco/moderne buildings featured in the Poirot TV series. I've accidentally been to two, but when I do it on purpose, Shell-Mex is my first stop.

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