Jonathan Worthington :: jnthn.net

My December 2004 Trip To London

Between Saturday 11th and Tuesday 14th December 2004 I went to London, attending a Perl workshop on the Saturday and spending the rest of the time with my friend Gary, who along with his family kindly invited me to stay with then at their house, somewhere near London. Anyway, as is normal for my trips to places these days, I had my camera and here are some photos.

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Gary, Me & The Christmas Tree

I'm the small geeky looking one with the beard, of course.
I'm the small geeky looking one with the beard, of course.

The Cruise

We took a circular cruise on the River Thames to see some of the sights in London from the water. It was very cold outside, though thankfully there was a nice warm sitting area on the boat too, so we could warm ourselves up before trips outside to take our photos.

The London Eye
The London Eye
The New London Bridge
The New London Bridge
The London Eye From Afar
The London Eye From Afar
Westminster
Westminster
Westminster Tower
Westminster Tower
Westminster. Again.
Westminster. Again.
Westminster Tower Close-Up
Westminster Tower Close-Up
The Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre
The Tate Modern
The Tate Modern
An Office Block
An Office Block
Another Office Block
Another Office Block
The Anchor Pub
The Anchor Pub
A nicely hidden away cathedral
A nicely hidden away cathedral
More office blocks
More office blocks
Weird dome thingy
Weird dome thingy
An old boat
An old boat
Tower Bridge & RE Tower in the distance
Tower Bridge & RE Tower in the distance
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Argh...more office blox0rs...
Argh...more office blox0rs...
Gary being patriotic
Gary being patriotic
Me being more patriotic ;-)
Me being more patriotic ;-)
A Tower Bridge tower
A Tower Bridge tower
The Gerkin, aka the RE Tower
The Gerkin, aka the RE Tower
That king who had 6 wives married at least one of them here.
That king who had 6 wives married at least one of them here.
A boat and a weird building
A boat and a weird building
This building is important for some reason that I forgot.
This building is important for some reason that I forgot.
 Building with a cool clock
Building with a cool clock
The Needle
The Needle

Westminster

Houses Of Parliamet
Houses Of Parliamet
The "Big Ben" Clock Tower
The "Big Ben" Clock Tower

Wandering Around London

Part of the lit-up St Pauls
Part of the lit-up St Pauls
Christmas Lights...
Christmas Lights...
...on Regent Street.
...on Regent Street.
Prettyness.
Prettyness.
Me with a big teddy
Me with a big teddy
Gary with the same big teddy. I wish I was as popular as big teddy.
Gary with the same big teddy. I wish I was as popular as big teddy.
St. Pauls from accross the river
St. Pauls from accross the river
St. Pauls from the Melenium Bridge
St. Pauls from the Melenium Bridge

The London Transport Museum

An old horse-drawn tram
An old horse-drawn tram
Inside an old electric tram...
Inside an old electric tram...
...and now outside.
...and now outside.
A "Route Master" Bus
A "Route Master" Bus
An unusual light steam loco for use on tram-like rails.
An unusual light steam loco for use on tram-like rails.
Some busses.
Some busses.
An old London underground train
An old London underground train
Inside an old underground train
Inside an old underground train
One of the few underground steam locos...
One of the few underground steam locos...
...and its cab.
...and its cab.

Final Notes

Big thanks to Gary and his family for welcoming me into their home and keeping me (very!) well fed and entertained - it was great. Also thanks to the London.pm guys and all the other speakers at the Perl workshop - greets to the guys from Sophos I met for a pie and a beer at the lunch break, Erene who looked after my bag (hope I spelt her name right...she'll probably never read this anyway), Robin (a guy doing a PhD at Manchester) and Nicholas Clark, whom I said a quick hello to before a rather interesting talk on Perl XS. Thanks to Dan for letting me crash at his flat on Friday night so I could get the 6:30 AM train out of Scarborough to get to said conference. Congrats to the UK railway network for running all the trains I was going on - wait for it - on time! Maybe it doesn't suck after all. What a cool few days. :-)


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