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On the Road Again

semi-overcast 19 °C

We woke to the sound of thirty stalions of the Royal Horse Guards clopping sedately past our window this morning, reminiscent of a bygone time when a third of a million London horses produced more than four thousand tons of manure every day. Then came the car and twenty years ago the elegant boulevards of central London were as crazy as Bangkok or Cairo. Now, thanks to a congestion toll of 17 dollars a day, most Londoners ride buses, taxis, bikes or the tube. What a difference! Here's the King's Road in Chelsea at 10 am on Thursday morning - not a car in sight ....
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London's gone green big-time. Now 12,000 rental bikes - free for the first half hour - are available all over the city.
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And micro cars like this 500cc 4 seater Fiat are catching on...
Fiat

Fiat


Although the parking can be a bit of a squeeze even for a mini...
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But we are staying in Kensington where the Audi, BMW or Mercedes is just a runabout for the nanny or maid. You need a Lamborghini, RollsRoyce or Masserati if you want to get noticed here - even Porsches and Jags are ten a penny. Recession ... What recession?
Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce


Lamborghini

Lamborghini


These two are worth a million bucks.

Posted by Hawkson 15:46 Archived in England

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Bring me one of those Fiat's could you? If you can find a corner in your suitcase. Oh and a pork pie! Thanks.

Weather here is fabulous - cool, sunny and bright.

by Janet

Here you go again...off on yet another fab adventure..you make it seem like such fun!
We are still in France, until Oct. 8th.
Just found out we are going to be grandparents again..next March, so I guess I'll be making a return visit. All tests done, and baby is just fine
luv
Sharron

by Sharron

Hurrumph! So the torment begins already - while I toil I have to check in on you two on yet another fabulous trip! Ah that I could be out at 10am on the street strolling along snapping photos! Happy for you both though and my turn is not far off. And Happy Birthday Sheila.

by Tom

Happy Belated Birthday Madam. I hope you enjoyed your day. We are so excited to have your blog to read once again! Enjoy every day!

by Maxine Stewart

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