Late May, I flew down to London to perform hype duties for Stephen and his Unexpected Bowtie project at a Chiptune gig.
I’ll be posting more on that later, and this blog picks up from the morning after.
I left Stephen behind, and before heading back to Crawley for the evening I’d arranged to meet Alex who I hadn’t seen for an unreasonable amount of time.
I was almost completely broke, but managed to get across London to Waterloo.
The Sun was out in force. I actually thought Glasgow was hot for the time of year, but I was wrong – London was something else.
There’s some unusual bright orange benches dotted around, and I wanted to try them all out.
Unfortunately, a lot of ’em had children climbing on them and using them as slides and such. I wasn’t jealous, at all.
We mostly walked up the Thames a little, stopping off at various points along the way. I have a strange relationship with London. I like it, but not enough to want to be there for any more than a day or so. I think it’s the loneliest busy place I’ve ever visited. Doing the gig with Stephen, and also meeting up with Alex was a good distraction from that.
We visited a pretty surreal pop-up competition within a Hilton ‘Holipod’. You basically had to go on a fake holiday and they took photos of you doing yer thing. Then the photos were all joined together and animated… it looked like the slow-mo bullet time thing in The Matrix.
I got a copy of the video, but I can’t get it to show on the blog. It will have to wait another day. Here’s Alex on the beach, taking instructions.
Our time was mostly spent walking around, lounging about, and chatting a lot. There was a bunch of catching up to be done in the relatively little time we had.
The following photos are just at spots near the Thames as we walked around.
We’d seen countless people doing very serious selfies, so here’s ours.
Hopefully it won’t be quite so long before I can see her again.