Minus Six and the City
Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Last week, I was on the DLR looking out at great views of the place that runs the world's money.  It had been a few years since I was in the City, so I stopped to take a couple of quick shots.  It still surprises me how much, and how little, this place impresses me.

I can't think of any faults.  There is a convenient small airport, good modern buildings, great links to trains and tube, good roads, a small park, restaurants and malls.  You feel the efficiency cutting through all types of waste - and this impresses me.  But I can't ignore the lack of flavour and character.  It feels very plastic and cold.  That doesn't really matter though - since this place is only home to a bunch of bankers.

Speaking of cold, it was way below cold.  The temperature was -6°c early morning. This attractive small marina in a near-by residential block had a thick layer of ice on top.

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