Tag Archives: Life in London

London’s Olympic Park, today. (Part II: the Velopark)

So far, the Olympic Park had left me with mixed feelings. Brilliant architecture was mixed with not-so-great efforts, as you can read here. I kept on walking along the pedestrian pathways, marveling at the size of the place. It really beggars … Continue reading

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Driveways, private gardens and joggers: strolling along West London’s Thames embankment

London has a strange relationship with its rivers: historically, the city owed its prosperity  to its riverine location but, as it grew larger and larger, it seemed to turn its back to them by using as sewers, dumps if not … Continue reading

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Four years amongst the Londoners and dreading it.

There are some routine comments that we all are subject to when meeting someone new for the first time. Mine, when I get new acquantancies abroad and I mention London as my base, is “Oh, how lucky you are”. An … Continue reading

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