Business of Bond
Now on the Themes River, There is MI-6, as known in the serveral James Bond Films. Also Parliment is located on the Themes, there are many things on the Themes that is shown in 007 Films, such as Die Another Day. MI-6 is a small tan building behind many tall skyscapers. My Friends and MI-6
City Churches - St. Mary Woolnoth
St. Mary Woolnoth is the only City of London church designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor. It's located on the corner of Lombard and King William Streets, close to the Bank of England - and has a very distinctive facade!
Although the medieval structure that had long dominated this site survived the Fire of 1666, it was heavily damaged, and the surviving building had to be torn down for safety reasons. Hawksmoor received the commission to design the new church, and completed the structure in a fast and efficient manner. He created a "cube within a cube" - a classic format that made the most of the limited space available to him. He used an unusual style on the exterior with Corinithian columns that are also used to great effect on the interior.
St. Mary Woolnoth is now a guild church (not a parish church) but it is still used regularly for religious services and for occasional concerts as well.
Squirrels in the Parks
One of the loveliest in London was walking in the parks and gardens and just relax.
In all the Parks i could see those sweet Squirrles... its not a something you see here Israel and i was really like a child everytime i saw them... trying to get slowly and quietly close to them ... though most times they are scared and running away very fast.
When it comes to getting a seat on the tube it's usually every person for themselves, however if someone looks in greater need of a seat than yourself it is only polite to allow them to have it. Generally the elderly and pregnant women have priority. However, don't take offense if when you offer someone your seat if they decline.
Many people read on the tube, but we hate the person sitting next to us peering over our shoulder to see what it is we're reading. Get your own book and stop being so nosy!
Let passengers off the train before you get on. Yes, we know you want to get on and get a seat, but we need to get off first. Pushing your way through will usually earn you some nasty looks and a few choice words!
Talking on the tube is not generally something we do. We never talk to strangers and if we do talk to those we are with, we do so quietly. Believe it or not, not everyone wants to hear what you have to say.
As with the talking, keep your music quiet. Use your iPod by all means, just don't force me to listen to it too.
Don't put your bags/suitcases on the seat. It is plain selfish when someone else could sit there. I mean you didn't buy a ticket for your bags so why should they get a seat!
STAND TO THE RIGHT ON ESCALATORS! This is an official rule, and it drives busy Londoners mad when they cannot get up an escalator because a tourist with a huge backpack is stood on the left. Hurried commuters will run up and down the left hand side of escalators so if you are in the way don't be suprised to hear a few sarcastic comments.
Men: those of you who sit with your legs spread wide apart, forcing the women either side of you to have to turn and sit rather uncomfortably for their entire journey whilst you encroach on the seats either side need to be told - Close your legs!
Coughs and sneezes - people please turn away and cover your mouths. We do not all want to catch whatever it is you have.
Many people sleep on the tube, and that is fine, but if you know you are the sort of person who tends to spread out, wriggle and dribble in your sleep please wait until you get home. There is nothing more uncomfortable than having someone's head fall onto your shoulder or lap, you are likely to be woken with a sharp elbow in the ribs.
If you are reading a newspaper on the tube, please leave it there when you are finished for the next person the read.
If you must eat on the tube, don't eat something smelly. The tube is an enclosed space and no one wants to have to put up with nasty egg sandwich smells. The same goes for any strong scents such as perfume or aftershave. For the same reason deodorant or antiperspirant is a must, during busy periods it is highly likely that you will be travelling with someone's face in your armpit. Just think please.
Queen's parade and official birthday
The Queen's official birthday took place this year (=2004)on 12 June 2004. The official birthday is usually one of the first three Saturdays in June. The tradition of celebrating an official birthday is thought to date back to the reign of King William IV. It has become customary to celebrate on a day other than the actual birthday, as often this has been inconvenient, or, in the case of King Edward VII, because the sovereign's birthday occurred in the winter months, with the greater chance of bad weather.
The lane towards Buckingham palace was decorated with flags. Maybe it was the remaining of the Queens official birthday that took place this year on the 12th of June?
The birthday is usually celebrated on one of the first three Saturdays in June.
The idea of an official birthday celebration goes back to William IV.
During this celebration the Queen and members of the Royal Family attend the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in London.
The Queen will be saluted from thousands of guardsmen who parade the Queen's flag.
I seemed to have missed out another nice event because it was 20th when I was there and only the flags were left to be removed.