Diana Fountain: London's Newest Bust!

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Nov 11th, 2004, 04:11 PM
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This morning in the news they said the Boston tunnel is flooded and it may take up to 10 years to figure out where the water's coming from. HUH????
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Nov 11th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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Wasn't Betchel responsible for the Boston tunnel?
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Nov 11th, 2004, 04:49 PM
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MK2 - what you said was so true. Thanks for the chuckle.
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Nov 11th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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Flanneruk: Interesting comparison of the Dome, derided by the right as the most famous of the so-called 'Tony's Follies', to the Crystal Palace built in Hyde Park in the 1800s. If the Dome burned down would anyone in their right mind ever think of repicating it? It seems the Crystal Palace, a huge glass palace covering several football fields in size, was even moved after the World's Fair to Sydenham and plopped on one of the highest hills in greater London and was a tourist attraction until 1936 or so when it burned to the ground in a spectacular fire seen whose flames could be seen all over London. Can you imagine anyone moving today's dome? Or does anyone go there today, let along for 80 years after as they did the Crystal Palace. Probably not as the structure inspires no one as did the original Crystal Palace. Back to it being rebuilt - press reports say that serious consideration is being given to rebuilding the Crystal Palace in the spot it burnt down. Even today the ruins of the palace create emotions in me and i've seen it many times as i have camped at Crystal Palace's Caravan harbour many times; some exterior statues still forlornly stand sentinel over the now empty grassy site. I think on Saturdays, the only day it's open, the small Crystal Palace documentation center nearby documents how popular the palace remained until it burnt down. 80 years from now i'd like to think the Dome would still be vibrant. don't think so. And much of the original contents of the Crystal Palace were i think used to start the Victoria and Albert Museum, to me one of Europe's funnest and most bizarre museums. The original contents of the Dome - no doubt on the scrap heap of history; the dome i think was a victim of what was inside it, which disappointed folks after so much hype, as well as its remote location in a derelict area.
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Nov 11th, 2004, 06:17 PM
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MK2: "It's just what Diana would have wanted it to be: A huge embarrassment to the Royal Family."

LOL!!! =D>
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Nov 11th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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From what I heard Dianna was a "Big Dig" herself, so it is only appropriate, no? Leaving her sons at home while she romped around the world with all those men. Well, it sounds like the perfect place to bring my french poodle next time we make it to London! Merci!!
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Nov 11th, 2004, 06:37 PM
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Thats an awful thing to say, NellyAnne!!! Diana was a saint! How could you!!!!
 
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Nov 11th, 2004, 07:05 PM
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Oh great, now travelwoman is giving Nellyanne hell. This gets better and better!
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Nov 11th, 2004, 08:21 PM
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We liked the millenium footbridge. We avoided the ferris wheel, however.

Isn't the site of the millenium dome going to be the site of the 2012 summer Olympics?
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