London: Waterloo with Alex

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.

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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.

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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.

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There’s some unusual bright orange benches dotted around, and I wanted to try them all out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We’d seen countless people doing very serious selfies, so here’s ours.

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Hopefully it won’t be quite so long before I can see her again.

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