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London, England 2000

Onward down Kensington High Street to the Natural History Museum - 20th June 2000

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London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

Under the Guidance of Detective Schofield
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Charles House - home to the head of the DHSS

  • Charles House - home to the head of the DHSS (Department of Health and Social Security)

A pillar along Warwick Gardens Blue plaque to G. K. Chesterton along Warwick Gardens

  • A pillar along Warwick Gardens
  • Blue Plaque to G. K. Chesterton along Warwick Gardens

On the Kensington High Street. Row of houses off the Kensington High Street

  • On the Kensington High Street. A yuppie style cafe is visible from the Blue Plaque to G. K. Chesterton
  • Row of houses off the Kensington High Street

The Commonwealth Centre Entrance to Holland Park

  • The Commonwealth Centre
  • Entrance to Holland Park

Along the Kensington High Street Looking East along Kensington High Street

  • Along the Kensington High Street
  • Looking East along Kensington High Street

Kensington High Street by the Tube Station Kensington High Street by Kensington Church Street

  • Kensington High Street by the Tube Station
  • Kensington High Street by Kensington Church Street

Church on corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street Church on corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street

  • Church on corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street
  • Church on corner of Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street

Millionaires Row off Kensington High Street Along the Kensington High Street Opposite Kensington Gardens

  • Millionaires Row off Kensington High Street
  • Along the Kensington High Street Opposite Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park off the Kensington High Street Open top Tour Bus along Kensington High Street

  • Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park off the Kensington High Street
  • Open top Tour Bus along Kensington High Street, Opposite Kensington Gardens. The bus appears to have no driver on the top!

Jogger taking an unearned rest as she leaves Kensington Gardens in a hurry Taxi Rank outside Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park looking East along High Street Kensington

  • Jogger taking an unearned rest as she leaves Kensington Gardens in a hurry
  • Taxi Rank outside Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park looking East along High Street Kensington

Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park off the Kensington High Street Dutch Embassy opposite Hyde Park, along Kensington High Street

  • Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park off the Kensington High Street
  • Dutch Embassy opposite Hyde Park, along Kensington High Street

The recently restored Albert Memorial, opposite The Royal Albert Hall The Royal Albert Hall opposite The Albert Memorial

  • The recently restored Albert Memorial, opposite The Royal Albert Hall
  • The Royal Albert Hall opposite The Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial after a minor Earth tremor? The Albert Memorial before a minor Earth tremor

  • The Albert Memorial after a minor Earth tremor?
  • The Albert Memorial before a minor Earth tremor

Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall

  • Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall
  • Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall

Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall Past Kensington Gore

  • Side Streets by the Royal Albert Hall
  • Past Kensington Gore

The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College

  • The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College
  • The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College

The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College Exhibition Road beside the Royal School of Mines

  • The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College
  • Exhibition Road beside the Royal School of Mines

Past another street on the way to the NHM Past Imperial College

  • Past another street on the way to the NHM
  • Past Imperial College

Past the side of the Victoria and Albert Museum Hurrah - made it to the Natural History Museum

  • Past the side of the Victoria and Albert Museum (and Science Museum on the right)
  • Hurrah - made it to the Natural History Museum

Poetry Links and stuff

Upon Westminster Bridge
(Sept. 3, 1802)
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth like a garment wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Skips, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beatifully steep
In his first splendour valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at this own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

London, MDCCCII
(William Wordsworth, 1770-1850)

O friend! I know not which way I must look
For comfort, being as I am, opprest
to think that now our life is only drest
For show; mean handiwork of craftsman, cook,

Or groom! - We must run glittering like a brook
In the open sunshine, or we are unblest;
The wealthiest man among us is the best:
No grandeur now in Nature or in book

Delights us. Rapine, avarice, expense,
This is idolatry; and these we adore:
Plain living and high thinking are no more:

The homely beauty of the good old cause
Is gone; our peace, our fearful innocence,
And pure religion breathing household laws.

London
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

I wandered through each chartered street,
Near where the chartered Thames does flow,
A mark in every face I meet,
Marks of weakness, marks of woe.

In every cry of every man,
In every infant's cry of fear,
In every voice, in every ban,
The mind-forged manacles I hear:

How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals,
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace-walls.

But most, through midnight streets I hear
How the youthful harlot's curse
Blasts the new-born infant's tear,
And blights with plagues the marriage-hearse.


London 2000: [From NHM down Kensington High Street - 19th June] | [Down Kensington High Street to the NHM- 20th June] | [Some Pseudo Random sites around London - 22nd June] | [Severe Brain Slapping that is to experience the Millenium Dome - 23rd June] | [A minor tour around the Natural History Museum - 26th June] | [Walk around Kensington Park/Hyde Park - 26th June] | [Evening Wander around Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street - 26th June] | [Cromwell Road and handling the Malaise of Life - 27th June] | [Homage to the Blue Plaque at Benny Hill's old house - 27th June] | [Misc things and the miracle Coffee Machine of Birkbeck Crystallography Department - 29th June] | [Live from the Imperial College Student Union Bar - The Schofield Nightmare - Holland loses to Italy - 29th June] [Blue Plaques, Tate Modern, Southwark walk beside the Thames and Robbie Scott's - 1st July] | [French Embassy Complex of Shame (FECOS) page - July 2nd 2000] | [The Ethnically Cleansed Blue Plaque of Shame - 2nd to 4th of June] | [Royal Instution, Mayfair and surrounds - 6th July 2000] | [Ian Harrowfield visits the Natural History Museum - 7th July 2000] | [Boat trip down the Thames to Greenwich and back to Parliament - 8th July 2000]

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