Friday, 7 August 2009

Hounslow Skyride Advertised on ...

Perversly I was looking up the dictionary definition of the word “motor” at the time.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

“I Love Hammersmith in the Summer”...

...emote the Pyongyang style posters around the 25°C, overly humid and traffic choked Hammersmith Gyratory. *Cough Cough*

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Worshippers on Dunstable Downs

We'd been listening to the soulful singing most of the afternoon whilst flying kites on the side of the down, so decided to go down and investigate:

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Beating the Tube Strike

The horsey way.

I wonder where they parked them?

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Litter Lout on The Mall

Normally The Mall is utterly litter free, not a sweet wrapper in sight.

However, this morning some litter lout left their rubbish all over the junction at Malborough Road.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Horsey Hyde Park

There’s always plenty to see in Hyde park as I cycle through it in the morning.

It is mainly horses though; here we have what I’m pretty sure are some Blues and Royals drilling in the background, with a horse drawn carriage en-route to Buckingham Palace in the foreground.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Spring Sprang

A view over the Thames just past Barnes Bridge looking toward the Budweiser brewery (which stinks of rice pudding).

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Underground Equations

Whilst drunkenly leaning against a one person signal control box on the platform at Acton Town underground station recently I noticed some scribbles on the back plate.

I looked a little closer, expecting tea or coffee orders, phone numbers, or even some abuse for the next person on shift, but no, what I saw is what I think are equations from Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Or is it special relativity?

Ho hum (click for larger picture).

Monday, 2 March 2009

Cyclists through the Wellington Arch

Cyclists stream though the Wellington Arch of a Monday evening, heading for home after ‘climbing’ up the rather misleadingly named Constitution Hill.

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Comments that won’t make it onto the Daily Mail’s web site (a series)

After taking offence at this statement in this article on the Daily Mail’s website:

Boris Johnson is well-known for championing green issues and the virtues of public transport.

I submitted this comment:

He champions green issues and public transport?

He wants to scrap the western extension congestion charge zone; he’s canned the next phase of the low emmission zone; allowed Thames Water to go ahead with its energy guzzling desalination plant; signed off a massive expansion of flights at London City airport; wants to build a four runway airport in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas of the UK (and keep Heathrow going); is encouraging motorcycling in deference to cycling by allowing motorcyclists in bus lanes; scrapped the planned £25 congestion charge; scrapped trams and dockland’s light railway extensions.

And the Daily Mail describes as a green mayor?!

Chance of appearing? 1%?

Friday, 27 February 2009

Has the Evening Standard chosen its runner for 2012?

He’s not even a candidate (yet), and already the Evening Standard has him as the mayor in 2012; I’ve observed the Evening Standard using the quotes of other people to push its editorial line before.

Is it going to push a potential Sugar mandate with the vigor it pushed the Boris one?

*UPDATE* It certainly seems so. Now what are the motivations there?

Tuesday, 24 February 2009