Sorry for the misleading name but you will find some posts that are specifically about walking in London. The rest is the other stuff I get up to.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Driving in London

Corrado VR6
This is the Dog Car - a 1994 VW Corrado VR6. Although its not something I do very often we took it to London - took a few photos in the city, which is nice on a Sunday as all the workers (like me!) are at home.

It was an absolutely beautiful day - and we parked easily near the guildhall. Despite working only a fifteen minute walk away, I'd never been here before, and there were a couple of things I wanted to see. Firstly the two fine dragons on the roof (photographed for an update of my Dragons post) and the oval marked in the pavement which marks the extent of the Roman Ampitheatre which stood here. Apparently there are some remains that can be seen inside, but we didn't go in this time. Maybe next time.

We walked up Gresham street, as Suzi wanted to see the Postmans Park -

Against one wall there is a monument to people who courageously lost their lives. Each person is remebered in a plaque fired by Doulton (lambeth).

We then wandered around to Paternoster Square, for an iced coffee, and to try and get some decent pictures of Temple Bar. I got what I wanted in terms of Dragon shots, (again for my Dragons post) but still didn't manage to get a decent overall shot (due to strong shadows).

We then took Dog Car out to the North West - aiming to get to Kensall Green cemetry in time for the 2pm tour. We *just* made it. No picture of the Catacombs tour - appaently its rude, but it was good to see anyway.

The rest of the door was pretty dull, and unfortunatly we failed to see most of the monuments we wanted to.

This is the tomb of the Brunel family - including the grest engineer, Isembard Kingdom Brunel. Its one of the least grand tombs in the place, by then as the guide said, his monuments are obvious, being the great feats of engineering he created in his lifetime that are still with us today.

And just in case you were wondering - this is why the Corrado is called the Dog car.

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