I decided to write my holiday memories here on my blog, so when I am old and shaky, sitting (perhaps) in my wheelchair, I have something to read which I meanwhile had forgotten due to my old age.
When I arrived in London St. Pancras station, everything looked as usual, nothing had changed compared to the year before. But then I took the Bus to Victoria Station, where I had to take the train to Eastbourne at the English coast. I always take the bus when I am not in a hurry, because at least I see something. But what I saw this time was awful. There were works going on everywhere, under ground and over ground, on the streets and in the air, there were more deviations then streets, fortunately mostly the bus was allowed to go through. New buildings had grown like mushrooms and one more uglier then the other. At least it seemed to me. When I finally got to Victoria station, I left my luggage there. In front of the station was one huge construction area and workers and machines were digging at their hearts content. To cross the street and find the Buckingham street, I would have needed my GPS, but as I didn't have it I had to ask twice ! This street normally is very easy to find as it is nearly just in front of the station.
And this was what I saw, the unfinished London 2016, I wonder if it will be finished until I am able to go there !
St. Pancras hasn't changed since last year
The taxis too were still the same
Machines stretched their "arms" high in the sky
Oxford circus looked the same, at least from what I saw
Can't remember this
Another place which hadn't changed ! I felt better
This was new too me but didn't look that ugly
The good old Pub was still there in Buckingham street
and then the nightmare started again !
At least the clock survived
The architect who pondered this would get a 0 on 10 from me !
And other nice views !
After having seen the new still unfinished London (I had hopes after the Olympic games) I went to Buckingham palace, which still stood there unchanged and visited the Exhibition of the Royal State Rooms and the clothes of the Queen.
to be continued..../....