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Thursday, 07 December 2017
Oxford Street

This an interesting short documentary on the history and future of Oxford Street, London. I think it illustrates the stupidity of many city streets where we dedicate 30% of space to 60% of road users. It also highlights the problem of sending vast numbers of busses (near-empty at most times) down a busy shopping street.

Posted by bigblue on 07/12/2017 at 03:15 PM
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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Hip-hopspital

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I’m at the East Surrey hospital, maternity wing. It’s a hipster!

Posted by bigblue on 23/11/2017 at 06:22 PM
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Street furniture

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Camden Council seems to have taken the concept of street furniture quite literally on Byng Place outside the Church of Christ the King.

Posted by bigblue on 14/11/2017 at 10:53 PM
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Monday, 30 October 2017
Ebbsfleet International Station

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A dark start to the morning, despite the clocks having gone back on Sunday.

Posted by bigblue on 30/10/2017 at 06:03 AM
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Monday, 23 October 2017
It’s in the gênes

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How embarrassing, that even Google translate knows what gêne means: inconvenience.

Posted by bigblue on 23/10/2017 at 06:40 AM
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Saturday, 21 October 2017
Farming the wind

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In France recently

Posted by bigblue on 21/10/2017 at 04:41 PM
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Saturday, 07 October 2017
Cat on a hot train

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Often I travel betwwen Nanterre and Gare du Nord in Paris by train. It is the quickest way to get there when the trains are running and taxis can make me feel sick, particularly in Paris as the drivers insist you sit on the rear seat and drive like maniacs. On 26 September I took this route with one suitcase, and a folding Brompton in a shoulder bag. I ended up sitting in the end-of-carriage area with a smelly man and his smelly cat.

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It was difficult to tell which of the two smelled worse. Fortunately he got off with his cat at Place d’√Čtoile, two stops before I changed at Chatelet des Halles for the line to Gare du Nord.

Posted by bigblue on 07/10/2017 at 07:08 PM
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Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Cancer anyone?

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Cigarettes are sold in France without individual brand packaging and with written and photographic warnings.

Posted by bigblue on 26/09/2017 at 06:16 PM
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