June 9th, 2014

(relatively) recent

Lunchtime tourism

This lunchtime I:
  • Went to have a look a London Stone, which I'd been reading about. (It's not very much to look at, actually.) My advice, if you want to see if yourself, is to bring a bottle of water and some tissues, to wipe the grime off the protective glass, and also not go on a bright sunny day, on which you'll have difficulty seeing past the reflections on said glass.
  • Answered the question I'd been wondering about for a while, which is very difficult to answer from photos online, which is: does the Gherkin slope back inwards towards its base? To which the answer is: yes.
  • Saw my first Google Maps Street View car. (Previously Street View had imaged my home whilst I'd been in it (I know, because the window was open), but I'd not actually seen the car.) Now I'll have to keep my eyes out to see if I turn up, face no doubt blurred, on Street View!

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