Well friends thank you very much for your patience in waiting for me to return from our family trip to London. Let me tell you that it was very tiring on the legs and feet but Mrs. Curly and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a few very scorching days and tramped miles over the streets of our capital city. I have to say that I was very impressed with the "Boris bikes" and the numbers being used, I was also impressed with the Oyster cards (a great way to pack in a lot of cheap travel in a day.) Of course there are hundreds of places that one would have liked to have seen or visited, but you seriously only have time for the major attractions on a short visit. If you get a little streetwise, eating and drinking in London can be just as cheap as it is in South Shields, yeah you have to work at it though. The South Bank, the Aquarium, and Festival Hall were new exciting visits for me, I'd certainly return for more detailed looks at the south side of the Thames.
I doubt that I'll be showing much in the way of pictures, I only took the little Fuji point and shoot and mainly got quick snaps for the family album, nothing of huge merit worth sharing. At least nothing that you haven't already seen many times before.
So, thinking of the many bridges that we criss-crossed over the Thames and my recent military theme, I was brought back to this image shot on Armed Forces Day on 23rd. June in the Bents Park, South Shields. After having a go at so many bridges I needed a rest and a fag too, does this textured shot remind you of Dirk Bogarde in A Bridge Too Far?
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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