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Why I Love the British, Part 5

I’ve not added one of these posts for ages–shame on me, as there are so many reasons why I love the British, including the three I live with. 27 more words

Why I Love The British

London Underground

The mind-boggling short video below is a visualization of 562,145 journeys on London’s Underground network.

Europe

Mind the Gap

‘Please mind the gap between the train and the platform’ is a recorded announcement familiar to travellers on the London Underground. The ‘tube’ is the oldest underground railway in the world and when it was built in the 19th century the tunnels often followed the line of the streets above so as to avoid the costs of obtaining permission from owners to tunnel under their properties. 1,088 more words

People

In Sydney, to find the Tank Stream, you enter the post office building in Martin Place, you descend a flight of stairs, and beyond a bar there is a small display with a hole in the wall that allows you to view an arched, bricked drain pipe, which is a part of the original domestication of the stream that flowed through the heart of Sydney north into Sydney Harbour at Circular Quay. 296 more words

London's Secret Station

There’ s more to life than ships, there’s trains too!

I recently visited a disused underground station in London, formerly ‘The Strand’ station. It closed its doors in 1994. 71 more words

Non Cruising