Sunday, 21 August 2011

45. Bank

Bank is the junction of the Northern (Black), Central (Red), District (Green), Central (Yellow) and the DLR (the Drain).

Bank is a major destination for thousands of commuters every week day. I was there today because I was visiting our main office in Guildhall Yard.

The building is rather prestigious, we are on the 4th floor; an old fashioned lift with a sliding gate and lift operator takes us up and down.

From our office window we have a perfect view of the square, I had been planning on waitign for some grand event before adding this location to my blog - but I never seem to have my camera with me at those times!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

44. Kensal Rise

Kensal Rise is on the Bakerloo (Brown) Line.

The station is above ground and as I left I spotted these massive sunflowers nodding towards me.

I was visitng Kensal Rise today because there is a very famous cemetry there. It is the oldest cemetry in London and over 700 famous people are buried there.

I didn't find the graves of the three I was most interested in - William Makepeace Thackeray, Anthony Trollop or Winthrop Mackworth-Praed. But there were some amazing monuments there.

I loved this tree.

Friday, 5 August 2011

43. Leytonstone

Leytonstone is on the Central (Red) Line. It is on the overground part of the line.

I was out there taking part in an Orienteering event on Wanstead Flats.

The Flats are quite scrubby so there some of the areas we were running in were quite difficult, but it was quite good fun - after the event the pub we were all in (O'Neills) was holding it's weekly Quiz Night. Our team came 3rd.