Tuesday, June 23, 2009

View From a London Bus

As a resident of London, I lived 2 minutes from the best bus route in the history of the universe, the number 9. I took that bus whenever I needed to get to Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Aldwych, Covent Garden, and sometimes when I had an extra hour to kill on my way to a market or home from work. The funny thing about the route is they sometimes run an old Routemaster from the Royal Albert Hall (my stop). It's cool, but a bit bumpy and smelly.

London buses, in general, are pretty top-notch. Any chance to sit up top, I would. I am a Bus Rider.

I decided to document a trip last week. Presenting...

What One Sees From the Number 9: Routemaster

Other buses

Green Park, with its lounge chairs

La Durée

People taking pictures of me

Piccadilly Circus

Souvenir shops

Trafalgar Square


People riding the lion

Westminster and the Houses of Parliament

And from the opposite direction?

The ever-changing Burberry window

Not a fan of the bendy bus, however.

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