Old London in New London
• Old London in New London
In London will be a few more days. Amazing city. It seemed there was a 100 times, walked all the areas I know every corner, but still after each walk are dozens of pictures that need to be sure to show you!
In London, it is very sensitive to its history. No matter how old sign, bench or mailbox: it is not demolished simply because it is old. On the red mailboxes are the initials of the monarch, in which they were installed. This is likely to appear on a London street at the very beginning of the XX century, when Edward VII. I think it was his monogram.
These are the booths can be found all over London. You know, what is it? It houses for cabs. See, on the perimeter of the house there is a handrail, which previously tied horses. Inside you can warm up in anticipation of customers.
houses not only demolished but also continue to use for its intended purpose! Now here can enjoy a coffee and a snack in London taxi drivers.
Or smart gas lamps! Can you imagine what would an entire system of gas lamps is preserved in Moscow, and they would still be working?
A in London, they work, they cherish. After 100 years, your grandchildren will come to London, and these lights will shine.
Or take the window. No one in London would dream of the old wooden frames change to plastic windows. Yeah, not so comfortable, but it's part of the history of the building, which should be documented. We have this, unfortunately, do not understand, so when the opportunity to destroy everything.
pointer in the subway
By the way, London is still the classic buses ply "Routemaster". Most of these buses have long written off, but some of them are repaired and re-launched at the 15th en route.
Also, I once told you about a nice piece, as a scraper for shoes. He remained ever since, when the normal roads in London was not or was not enough, and with such pieces decent townspeople scraped the clay with a shoe.
In London, there is a place that is not like other areas. Due to the pair of channels it is called Little Venice, or Little Venice, but is more like Amsterdam. But local, of course, believe that the name came up with Lord Byron, so let it be Venice.
This is a quiet quarter, near to Paddington Station. It has just been Privokzalny noise and a great way, but here is a real "eye of the storm."
From here on an old boat can sail, for example, to the London Zoo.
In Chinatown, a change of scenery
It employs London lawyers.
The beautiful landscaping and old lantern.
3200 rubles per kilogram parmesan. And how much it cost us before?
Prices are translated into rubles convenient, just multiply by 100 ...
100 varieties of garlic
A strange monument. What do these related shoes?
The old man Marx sold as a garden gnome in a souvenir shop.
I've never seen elongated "Jaguars", so even with a roof rack. And there are two of them with the same numbers. Who goes there?
17:00 - office plankton and piling evacuate their oupenspeysov in the City.
All the roads clogged with cyclists.
does not go to the subway.
By the way, there is a "Jean-Jacques" in London! They serve a good soup for 9 pounds.
Office plankton attacks pubs.
All the streets are packed with people drinking beer after work. Good tradition.
Interesting place in Shoreditch. You can bask in the barrels.
sample a variety of street food.
With a view to collapsing and being built City.
Mexican beer crafting shop.