Thursday, November 05, 2009

Two photos taken 24 hours and several hundred feet apart

Wednesday November 4. The junction of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, where the Christmas lights are now attracting late night shoppers to a street that used not to have as many empty units.

Oxford Street Christmas lights

Thursday November 5. As we took off from Gatwick tonight, the pilot kept a (relatively) low altitude for the first fifteen minutes as we flew over the South East of England. With little cloud below us, it was a scene of darkness and amber street lights, interrupted with glittering sparks as fireworks exploded above houses. Transient flickering. Fireworks, so low down compared with the height of the plane. Guy Fawkes night is definitely the best night of the year to be up in the air and in a window seat.


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