So British….on London

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The Meeting Place statue, St Pancras station
This 9-metre high, 20 tonne bronze statue designed by British artist Paul Day signifies the romance of travel

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The City Hall of London
Its shape is sometimes called a misshapen egg, a motorcycle helmet but ex-mayor Ken Livingstone referred to it as a glass testicle.

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The London Tube
The London Underground, opened in 1863, is the oldest underground train system in the world: Budapest (1896) is Second and Paris (1900), is the Third oldest.

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Greenwich, London is the home of the Longitude 0°

Here, the lady’s right foot is standing on the Western Hemisphere and her left, on the Eastern Hemisphere

more to add later…

So British — on signs, notices, names

All attention is to Britain this year not only because it is the host country for the Olympics but also, it is the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Queen.  Hence, what a best way to join them in the celebration but to focus  my next few articles on things British!

Let’s start with signs, notices, names and everything about the written word….

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Sign at the toll gate of Dartford Crossing, Kent (can’t blame these poor old souls, some drivers become aggressive especially if they are drunk!)

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A gentle way of shoo-ing the noisy crowd

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That way, nobody will hear – or see – them shouting!

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 Photo A:  These people are queuing up at a fish and chips shop.  Notice the round sign on the far right.

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 Photo B:  I wonder if the word “queue” has two different meanings, here, arghhh!

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Only words but downright powerful!

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What’s in a name?…of a pork meat take-away

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Now, if that shop doesn’t get the second glance from passers-by, then I give up…

Whitby, England

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A dog sign for the gentleman…

The Midland, England

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Oooppss…too late!

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But that doesn’t stop me from getting confused..

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Now I am really confused..

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Sometimes drawings are needed to stress the point –

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Now, that’s discriminating against the under-sixties..

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“This shop is run to help rescue dogs and horses – NOT YOU!”

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Not for drivers who live in their cars…

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In America, they use flags …

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Hope your man won’t be too sodden drunk when you pick him up

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A memorial:
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

A bible verse (Ecclesiastes III (King James Version): 3.1)  and put to music in 1952 by Pete Seeger in his song ‘Turn!, Turn!, Turn!’

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The way to heaven…