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When I came back from the English coast I stopped in London for the day before taking the Eurostar train back to Brussels.
First thing I noticed when I got out of the station was that London had become a big construction site ! Everywhere they were hammering, digging and working on buildings, and I saw cranes a little bit everywhere.
For cars, buses and pedestrians it became an acrobatic work to get through the streets and sidewalks. London prepares itself for the Olympic games in 2012 ! It will become a beauty !
Meanwhile the beauty gets its face lifiting
a little everywhere
except on Trafalgar square, where I missed the pigeons which had been chased away ! No pictures anymore with pigeons sitting on your head and 10 others on your arms and shoulders.
Downing street, where the prime minister lives, looked like a zoo, with all the tourists staring inside the grids (not cage), and when a red car came out everybody made necks like a girafe, to see who it was but it was only the plumber. Apparently they had some troubles with the water pipes.
The Thames and the London eye looked the same, although I saw a few cranes there too.
I had never seen this touching memorial with the inscription : "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" (Winston Churchill)
Big Ben still looked uncovered but not the buildings around it.
Niketown was still there
and the good old English pub too
The parcs looked green
and I regretted that I didn't have enough time to see Sister Act
I enjoyed Carnaby street and made a walk through the Liberty store, before I had to go back to St. Pancras station to take my train home.