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London on a budget- reporting live from Murder Mile

Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Really liked your pictures, especially the views from your apartment/flat. So.... London.
Same goes for the street scenes of Highgate Hill, and all the ones of everyday people going about their everyday business. Gives one a nice sense of place.

Curious what they're all photographing in #77.

Also liked #83.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Hi yk, the shutterfly thing is free-you go to the "Share" tab, and you'll be prompted to create a "share site" or something like that. You make up your own url, and dump in whatever photo albums you want.

I did that last spring when I was trying to figure out how to post my pics from Paris. The share site was more basic at that time. Then this morning I look at that page for the first time in months and it's all fancy-schmancy, so guess it's a relatively new thing. I didn't do any of that fancy stuff myself, it was all done automatically.
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:01 PM
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Enjoyed your photos. Did you ever write a Florence trip report?
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
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Hi Mathieu, I like the sleeping angel, too- seems more human than all those other angels always looking down and pointing their fingers.

In that other photo, the woman in the funny hat was doing these silly poses and the guy who I guess was her husband was taking her picture (he's the tall guy in the brown jacket)

The other people were just taking photos of the parliament buildings, I think (it was just outside the Westminster tube station)...unless there was something exciting going on behind me and I missed it
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
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Hi fifi, no I never did write a trip report for Florence (it was part of a longer 3 week trip with a bit of Germany, Swizerland, and England that I took with both my parents and my sister)

I really hope to go back to Florence someday. My first day, I wasn't sure if I liked it, but by the last day, I loved it and was so sad to leave.

Have you been to Florence, fifi? And when do you leave for Paris? I know it must be coming up soon!
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Old Oct 23rd, 2008, 05:27 PM
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Hi Apres Londee,

34 more days! I was looking at your photos to get acquainted with rue JP Timbaud-- it's one of the few streets not shown on Google Street View. (It's also not on the Streetwise map, which mistakenly labelled it Rue des Trois Bornes). If IMG_0330.JPG (the zinc rooftops) is a view from the apartment window, I'm going to love it. Love the winding wooden stairs too.

We were in Florence for one week in spring 2006. I don't know why so many people say that 2 days is enough for Florence-- there's so much more to see.

Wow, just recognised that middle picture on the top of your Shutterfly page-- that's the apartment we stayed in last year! (Next to the crepe stand with the red awning).
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Old Oct 24th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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I love reading your report and your responses...save one who does not understand that life is an adventure no matter where you go or what continent you may be visiting or just living in. One should always be pleased with his/herself when you do soemthing in your life that simply makes you or other people happy. Thanks for your report!
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Old Oct 24th, 2008, 06:24 PM
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Hi fifi,

That's so funny about your old apartment being in the photo!

Pages Jaunes has photos of JP Timbaud. Once you click on the link below, click on "Paris" and then type in the address of the apartment. Then you can "walk" around from there.

http://tinyurl.com/6acq9e

The page jaunes photos makes the street look a bit more grey and dingy than it really is (I think the pictures may be a few years old) and they also give it a bit of a lifeless feel because there aren't any people in the photos, but there are always people out and about on the street.

The great thing about the stairs is, they aren't steep at all. Very easy to climb, even if there are a lot of them. And because they're winding, I always got a bit of a kick out of them- way more fun than trudging up a straight staircase which gets not only tiring but boring too.

I think I have a few other pictures of the apartment and/or the street, I'll see if I can find them and try to get them up over the weekend so you can take a look.

(I was just laughing looking at those photos again- there were a couple I didn't upload because I had make-up visibly scattered everywhere and I thought that was really embarrassing, so I didn't upload them- but now I see I posted a picture that has a million pill bottles on the bed side table. I guess I should just be thankful there aren't empty bottles by the bed, or a bra and underpants on the lampshade)

btw- it's a direct ride from Parmentier to Opera, about 10 minutes max. Bonus!
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Old Oct 24th, 2008, 06:32 PM
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Hi moniciao, and thanks. I agree that everyday is an adventure- especially in a city as big, old, and varied as London
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