Posts Tagged ‘london’

Places we visited in London

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Various things I’ve liked:

National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum
Courtauld Gallery
Tate Modern *
the British Museum *

Hampstead Heath
Princess D Playground
St. James Park
Green park and Hyde park *

Buckingham Palace playground
Parliament Buildings *
St Paul’s *
Windsor castle *
Buckingham Palace (with Changing of the Guard) *

Trafalgar Square
Liverpool st, Waterloo & King’s cross stations
Greenwich Observatory *
Ferry on the Thames (with London bridge) *
Mecklenburgh Square (where London house is) *
Notting Hill *
Russell Sq & Sloane Sq *
Bond St *
Covent Garden
Leicester Square

Harrods Department Store
Hamley’s
Pizza express
John Snow Pub *

Ham House
Ickworth * (outside of City)
Osterly park *
Kew gardens *
Royal hospital in Chelsea (Air Fair)

Related links & tags

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42 maps that explain World War II – Vox

Friday, September 4th, 2015

42 maps that explain WWII
http://www.vox.com/2014/11/13/7148855/40-maps-that-explain-world-war-ii Has map w/ location of all London blitz bombs. Wow: been to many of these exact coordinates

Charles Yerkes: Conquistador of Metroland | The Economist

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Charles Yerkes: Conquistador of Metroland http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636509-how-vision-and-cunning-unknown-american-changed-shape A Robert Moses for #London, albeit for trains not cars, was actually a NYer

Twitter / Reem_Khalifa: @Doranimated: Very cool. The …

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

2nd language in #London boroughs: French at center but no Russian pic.twitter.com/fEafv5lNWh HT @Steven_Strauss @Doranimated
@saliltripathi

https://twitter.com/Reem_Khalifa/status/498646480719478784

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

The ten images include a few central London, including:
Westminster Abbey, 2 near Trafalgar Sq, Covent Garden Market, the Strand & Bank Jct (coordinates 51.513433°N 0.089045°W)

Other similar write-ups:
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/feb/25/london-paintings-google-street-view-canaletto-1 http://www.businessinsider.com/modern-london-with-historic-paintings-2014-2 http://imgur.com/a/jdIM0

Also, from @geocodedArt :
Paintings matched to location, w/StreetView: FR, UK, IT,
US DE NL http://goo.gl/2D97Jm . Or w/mobile http://goo.gl/oRZpQw

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

Friday, April 11th, 2014

@geocodedArt :
@markgerstein Paintings matched to location, w/StreetView: FR, UK, IT, US DE NL http://goo.gl/2D97Jm . Or w/mobile http://goo.gl/oRZpQw

@markgerstein :
.@geocodedArt http://goo.gl/2D97Jm is a great site. I’ll use it on my next trip!

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

On a high | The Economist

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

http://www.economist.com/node/21557528
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http://www.economist.com/node/21557525
Economist special report on London, in prep for the Olympics. Interesting discussion of West v. East locales, schools, airport runways, &c