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London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:24 pm

Found this on my blogroll and thought some people may like the pictures:

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200...08/london_from_above_at_night.html
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:27 pm



Quoting NoUFO (Thread starter):
some people may like the pictures:

 eyepopping  Amazing pictures!!! just WOW!

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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:29 pm

WOW fantastic pictures and alot of the areas are very familiar to me. I used to work round the corner from Oxford Circus. There is something special about London when you are reminded by those pics. One reason why London 2012 will be amazing.

Thanks for the great photos.
 
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:32 pm

Truly amazing. . . another reason why London is one of my favorite places in the world.
 
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:52 pm

Interesting photos!! You can see at least three of the buildings I've ever worked in over the years...but then again I guess that's not difficult if you've ever worked in central London!
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:19 pm

Wow...and I thought seeing the city from the GROUND was amazing.

I envy Jason Hawkes for being able to take pictures of London from the air, at night, when the city is at its best.

Oh, well. At least I can proudly say I saw Piccadilly Circus, at night (although it was 1 in the morning and my travel buddies and I were...shall we say it, slightly sloshed).

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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:21 pm

That is one of the coolest pictures I've seen! I actually have one of Cologne, Germany that is similar.
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:55 pm

Thank you for posting this link. There are some fantastic pictures in there. Go London!
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:09 pm

There's a reason why http://www.boston.com/bigpicture is my favourite blog. The website gets updated twice a week, and they *always* have amazing pictures, sometimes they are shocking and heart-wrenching, but they are always worth to be seen.
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:14 pm

Those are beautiful, thank you very much. If only London was this peaceful all the time, try getting through oxford Circus on a Saturday Afternoon, never as tranquil as the photo. Nevertheless I do love London, and I will enjoy the next years that I will spend here
 
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Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:15 pm

Amazing photos there. I'll be over in London in November (photo #17 being the reason why). Already looking forward to it after seeing those pics.
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:24 am

Really good photos. (But where was London City Airport, and the dome?)  Wink

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RE: London From Above, At Night

Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:21 am

London was my home for 3 years (2004-2007)...I attended King's College London, Guy's Hospital campus at London Bridge, where I studied craniofacial development in embryos. Boy do I miss London!

Just about all those pictures show familiar areas of London to me...I used to walk through central London from the Russell Square area (where the University of London residence halls are) all the way to London Bridge (where Guy's Hospital campus of King's College London is).

That lonely bend in the road is the spot where I walked under the road (just past Blackfriars Station), past that small church, past the London Boys School, before crossing the Thames via the Millennium footbridge.

You can see the 30-storey-tall concrete tower of Guy's Hospital in some of the London Bridge photos; that's where I went to school for 3 years!

Walking all over London, I got to know the areas in those photos very well.

Will I ever get back to London someday? If the opportunity ever arises to go back to London and continue my craniofacial embryology research there (as I did 2004-2007), I would jump at it!

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Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:33 am

Now what was our government saying about turning our central heating down by one degree and only having one light on at a time so as to reduce energy consumption and so save the planet  wink 

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RE: London From Above, At Night

Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:31 pm

Simply stunning.

I just hope we do our Nation proud in 2012!
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:40 pm

Absolutely stunning pictures of my home town. Can't wait for 2012,
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Nice to see the Emirates Stadium in the picture. London 2012 should be a blast.
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:09 pm



Quoting Vc10 (Reply 13):
Now what was our government saying about turning our central heating down by one degree and only having one light on at a time so as to reduce energy consumption and so save the planet

That's exactly what I ask myself everytime I fly over central London to LHR.

Turn the office lights out after 6pm!
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:10 pm



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 1):
Amazing pictures!!! just WOW!

Definately agreeing with you on that!
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RE: London From Above, At Night

Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:19 pm



Quoting Thom@s (Reply 11):
where was London City Airport?

Look at picture 15  Wink

If you look to the left just slightly of Canary Wharf Tower, you can see the runway lights of LCY, glowing yellow and turning red at the far end.

You can also see the PAPI lights glowing bright red  Smile
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