Tuesday, December 29, 2009

[The Life of Shaun #376] London, the joy and the pain, from Lonely Planet

"Visitors are often surprised to find how multicultural the British capital is, with a quarter of all Londoners belonging to one of almost three dozen ethnic minorities, most of whom get along fairly well together. It is no exaggeration to say that visitors will encounter more mixed-race couples on the streets of central London in a single day than they will in a year in New York."*

"In July and August temperatures average around 18°C (64°F) but can occasionally soar to 30°C (86°F) or more. You'll wish they hadn't as the tube turns into the Black Hole of Calcutta and the heat concentrates the traffic fumes in the streets."

*Living in Central London, I'd think it's even higher. But I guess the leafy, outer zones are whiter and more home grown. In my circles, I'd say at least 80% are non-British - a world city, indeed.


Some pics from the last month attached:

1) DSC00084 - Tea ad I quite liked


2) DSC00087 - Für Marco (Das tut mir Leid, aber ich habe nicht beliebig gegessen.)


3) DSC00088 - Around Kreuzberg, Berlin


4) DSC00089 - Around Kreuzberg, Berlin


5) DSC00090 - Awesome


6) DSC00092 - Christmas Market in Alexanderplatz <swoon>

Shaun H. Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK

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http://shaunism.blogspot.com

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