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Centre Point views [20050516|22:40]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Thanks to the kindness of bellelaqueen, who is (1) fit but also (2) married already, I got to go inside the Centre Point building at the corner of New Oxford Street and Charing Cross road to see London from way up high. After fish and chips, I went to the Ben Crouch and drank pints of Lust and Pride in honor of capitalflash's birthday. There was spooky music played in the toilets, and watching sparklepbass successfully extract all of the chocolate from a jug of Sloth. After that Marco and I found a pretty good Mexican restaurant, where we drank margaritas, and then we went home and the rest is edited for the sake of the children or perhaps because I don't want to admit that we sat around and watched episodes of Spaced all weekend. Aaaanyway, although poor Centre Point could have used a bath and possibly a nice warm scarf and despite the inadequacy of my camera, I still got a couple of good shots of London Above.



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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-17 08:49 (UTC)
The London Eye moves veeeerrry slowly. It takes about 45 minutes to make the complete circuit. I've only been on it once, but I was glued to the window the whole time, even if I am afraid of heights.
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2005-05-18 19:37 (UTC)
Never been on the London Eye, but saw it close up. I work at London Bridge, so we get a great view of the Gherkin and London Eye etc from the roof top of the building I work in. Tried to take pics one day but it was very bright out so the pics did not come out good at all
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-19 10:27 (UTC)
Yeah, it's often difficult to take outdoor shots here. It's either overcast and very bright or it's raining. Those poofy-cloud, mellow sunshine days are kind of rare.
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[User Picture]From: mrtreacle
2005-05-18 08:33 (UTC)
Hah - just drop by here and find that you too are a patron of Ben Crouch.

We've probably been in the same room.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-19 10:29 (UTC)
That was the first time I'd been to one of the Eerie pubs. Were you there last Friday?
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[User Picture]From: mrtreacle
2005-05-19 11:18 (UTC)
Ah - no, I was there Sunday.

Well, I have to arrange a meet up with Rachel - perhaps we should all meet there - Tues eve?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-20 11:32 (UTC)
She arrives the 27th, right? So Tuesday meaning May 31st?
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[User Picture]From: mrtreacle
2005-05-20 11:46 (UTC)
yup
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-21 19:40 (UTC)
I was holding off on replying to this until I knew whether or not I was going to need to make an emergency trip to the States. It turns out I am, so I won't be around then. Poop! Maybe another time?
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[User Picture]From: mrtreacle
2005-05-21 23:16 (UTC)
I got my dates wrong - she's doen the following weekend...
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2005-05-19 17:34 (UTC)
After that Marco and I found a pretty good Mexican restaurant, where we drank margaritas

I want to believe that such a thing exists in London. Tell me,could they say fajitas properly?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2005-05-20 11:36 (UTC)
All of the waitstaff were native Spanish speakers, so yes. The guacamole was the only questionable part of the whole affair, as they apologized to us, because it had been "toned down" for the English palate. The mole poblano was fantastic. And proper tortilla chips were involved, hooray! Plus, the waitstaff were extra-nice to us when Marco spoke Spanish to them.
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