Friday, July 07, 2006


On balance, I found London to be fractionally quieter today. Nearly everyone in the office paused for the two minutes silence at noon. Today’s meeting was in a building backing onto the Thames. A river tug tooted its horn to mark 12:00 and again at 12:02.

Travelling west on Circle Line from Paddington just after 9 o’clock, the carriage didn’t see quite as busy, the people a little more thoughtful. Though with the blanket coverage in the national press, Metro and City AM (the two free morning newssheets), and the harrowing yet hopeful stories of bereaved families, survivors, rescuers and onlookers, it was hard to forget the events of a year ago.

The view from the building is fabulous – though the windows get in the way of a good shot.

The view from the other side of the river looking north would be less impressive. Concrete monstrosities.

You should be able to make out the Millennium Bridge, Tower Bridge in the distance.

The Tate Modern dominates the view on the far river bank.

While you can just make out the London Eye to the south west.

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