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London 01
September 27, 2008
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St. Marylebone Parish Church on the busy cross-town Marylebone Road


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Detail of clock tower and dome. The churchyard is home to a local market on Saturdays


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Interior view of church


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Boaters on The Regents Park lake


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Mother and Child reunion in the park


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The Regent's Canal, a former important waterway, is now set aside for leisure seekers, boat tours and the like


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This unlikely looking craft is actually a Chinese restaurant. Wonder if they serve water chestnuts...


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Just to the north-east of the park stands the Parish Church of St. Marks


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Directly north is the upscale community of Primrose Hill along with the actual Primrose Hill - all 256 feet of it - shown here


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A young mother enjoying the grassy space


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A huge jeering/cheering crowd had congregated at one point on the hill. 100 yards of visqueen, a bottle of liquid soap and a few gallons of water were combined to produce a great interactive spectacle


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About half the attendees slithered and squirmed down the hill in imaginative configurations while the other half eagerly egged them on


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The BT Tower, at 630 feet, dominates the London landscape from this vantage point. Built in 1961--64, it was originally the Post Office tower until Maggie Thatcher morphed the money losing operation into the privatized British Telecoms. The London Eye is at the right side


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Marylebone is home to Baker Street and the world famous Madam Tussaud's. Packed with punters every day, the attraction of what looks like a cheesy Vincent Price movie set escapes me


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Just as bizarre is the erection of statues and other memorials to an entirely fictional character. I often think I must be mis-wired


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And why stop at a statue or two, why not a complete museum full of fictional memorabilia?


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Be aware that you can buy a pad in this neighborhood with a bedroom, bathroom and reception room split over two floors for under a million dollars!
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