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photoblog image A trip to Londinium 1

A trip to Londinium 1

Back in late May I travelled by railway train in the company of Sir Chadwicke of Duffton, courtesy of his Duffrail franchise. We travelled in great comfort in one his splendid carriages complete with water trough and all the straw you could want.

 

To while away the hours I took some extremely bad snaps from the carriage winow (I use the word carriage in its broadest sense) 

 

Londinium is the capital of the country known as South East. I live in what is known as "Rest of the country" but we have our own version of the Schengen zone which allows us to travel freely, secure in the knowledge we couldn't afford to actually live there 

 

So sit back and enjoy the rest of the series which will last until I get bored or run out of snaps 

A trip to Londinium 1

Back in late May I travelled by railway train in the company of Sir Chadwicke of Duffton, courtesy of his Duffrail franchise. We travelled in great comfort in one his splendid carriages complete with water trough and all the straw you could want.

 

To while away the hours I took some extremely bad snaps from the carriage winow (I use the word carriage in its broadest sense) 

 

Londinium is the capital of the country known as South East. I live in what is known as "Rest of the country" but we have our own version of the Schengen zone which allows us to travel freely, secure in the knowledge we couldn't afford to actually live there 

 

So sit back and enjoy the rest of the series which will last until I get bored or run out of snaps 

comments (17)

These make a fun montage, even if each might not stand on it's own... the sum of the parts!
Bill Phillips: There is no might about it E grin
Trains still run in England then...?
Bill Phillips: Not very often Frank
You're having way too much fun, Bill!
Bill Phillips: With Chad as a travelling companion how could I not Ginnie?
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 Jul 2018, 06:40
Blimey you were bored weren't you..
Bill Phillips: Duffrail leaves a lot to be desired
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 16 Jul 2018, 06:41
So these were taken as you got psyched up to see the City, Bill
Bill Phillips: I was feeling apprehensive Lisl grin
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 16 Jul 2018, 07:23
So that means you had to take a companion to be able to enter the "Kingdom of Londinium"? Looking forward to the rest of the pictures. Bill you are a brave man to even dare to go over the border into the South East......
Bill Phillips: Alien territory for me Astrid. Amsterdam is much more my ideal size for a city
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 Jul 2018, 07:54
I wondered why you kept fiddling with your camera. I a. Against free movement of people and think that we should all be restricted to our county of birth.
Bill Phillips: There is one great merit in your suggestion...Boris Johnson was born in the US.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Jul 2018, 08:12
Don't you need a permit from Sadiq Khan to travel to his city? There appears to be lots of metal things hanging over the tracks. Here in south east we have none of this.
Bill Phillips: Only if you are a large inflatable blimp

So Boris Johnson would need permission
You are a very brave man, there is no certainty a train will go far enough for you to reach your destination, and if England had been playing at home that evening there would have been no chance of a return journey.
Bill Phillips: If I am on my own the train usually breaks down or stops in the middle of nowhere.
Is this what I can expect when I visit Londinium in October, Bill? Hopefully, the day trips to the outer extremities will compensate.
Bill Phillips: I am not at home in big cities. I have lived in Droitwich which is a small town for the last 40 odd years although my wife and I did live in Birmingham for the first 5 years of our married life. To be fair London is an amazing place with so much to see. If you want to see a lot go around on the top of a double decker bus like Alan Rolfe did recently
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Jul 2018, 15:22
Being from The Grim North, I am interested to see what this southern metropolis has to offer smile
Bill Phillips: They talk funny down there. Mind you you hear so many languages in London. At least the North gets a mention the Midlands doesn't seem to exist as far as politicians and the media are concerned.
Gawd save us, run out and take some more snaps.
Bill Phillips: Relax Michael. Just enjoy a masterful series that will unfold over the forthcoming days
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 16 Jul 2018, 18:25
i think this collage was a good idea to put all the uniform angled shots, Bill. and i suppose the top left is the origin of the journey?
Bill Phillips: It was Ayush and most of the rest are much nearer to our destination
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England.
  • 16 Jul 2018, 20:46
Why didn’t you talk to Chad?
Bill Phillips: He was busy
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Jul 2018, 21:57
Rail action. Or the life of a train driver in a collage. I like it.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Louis. I wish we had a decent rail service because I like trains
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 17 Jul 2018, 02:27
i disagree that these images are inferior

i like through the window shots, as they appear much like a plastic camera effect to me and i like them very much

nice seeing this through your lens
Bill Phillips: You are too kind Sherri
niiice!! I am a trainy also!! Should get out and take some... smile
Bill Phillips: Best you do mate!

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