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Very British

 

in busy London, seen from our coach - two days before the marriage of Meghan and Harry - I am sure you recognise Britain's hero on the column ... - The right exterior mirror of our coach was damaged by a lorry (hit and run) and immediately, our coach driver had to repair the mirror by using his ladder in the middle of this busy traffic in London - a daredevil act for sure, but necessary!

Very British

 

in busy London, seen from our coach - two days before the marriage of Meghan and Harry - I am sure you recognise Britain's hero on the column ... - The right exterior mirror of our coach was damaged by a lorry (hit and run) and immediately, our coach driver had to repair the mirror by using his ladder in the middle of this busy traffic in London - a daredevil act for sure, but necessary!

comments (10)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 14 Jun 2018, 03:26
very festive

love so many flags
Philine: I loved this, too, many thanks, Sherri!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 Jun 2018, 04:04
Un air festif à  l'approche du mariage.
Philine: J'ai vu c'air festif seulement à Londres. Merci bien, Martine!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 Jun 2018, 06:18
These pictures almost look as if they are collages Philine. They are very effective
Philine: Many thanks, Chris! The traffic in London is a horror.
  • Salima I.E.M. Senders
  • South of the Netherlands
  • 14 Jun 2018, 06:52
It must have been an adventure for the busdriver and all the people inside, with all that traffic! Did they give him an applause, when he finished the repair and came into the bus again? Its so nice that the sun is shining upon the flags...
Philine: Yes, we did. It was a real adventure, and the cars, buses and lorries that passed by our standing coach were surprised, too. Heel bedankt, Salima!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 Jun 2018, 06:56
That was a very naughty lorry driver. Funny but in Belfast the hanging of the Union Jack is seen as provocative in mixed areas, and councils have to request those who put them up to remove them.
Philine: In August I hope to be in Belfast - your remark is very interesting. Thank you very much, Chad!
Your driver was very courageous...The royal wedding attracted much attention ...but none from me
Philine: Yes, we admired him, he was an excellent driver, but the German coaches are a little bit broader than the English ones. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jun 2018, 07:40
Funnily enough, I'm doing my own short series of a trip through a part fo London and it does including hanging items similar to these flags. Did the mirror smash or was it knocked out of alignment by the lorry? I've had my mirror knocked by idiots who don't know the width of their vehicle and are driving too fast.
Philine: The mirror was knocked out of the alignment by the lorry. The traffic in London is a horror. Many thanks, Alan!
It's not just the traffic that's a horror - I never go anywhere near London these days, having known it in gentler times.
Philine: I understsnd what you mean - London is not my favourite metropole. Many thanks, Prof. Wilson!
Having worked in London for many years, where Maureen and met actually, we haven't been back since 2003 when we passed through in a taxi between two railway stations. We keep saying we will go back for the day but can't seem to work up the enthusiasm.
Philine: Yes, I know that you have worked in london. Prof. Wilson wrote that there were "gentler times" in London several years ago. Many thanks, Brian!
These look to be anchored with wire, Philine. Don't think you would see them waving in the breeze as you would normally do with flags.
Philine: You are right, Beverly, many thanks!

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