Posts Tagged ‘london’

Great Smog of London – Wikipedia

February 26, 2017

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The Great Smog of 1952, sometimes called The Big Smoke ,[1] was a severe air-pollution event that affected the British capital of London in December 1952. A period of cold weather, combined with an anticyclone and windless conditions, collected airborne pollutants – mostly arising from the use of coal – to form a thick layer of smog over the city. It lasted from Friday, 5 December to Tuesday, 9 December 1952 and then dispersed quickly when the weather changed.

It caused major disruption by reducing visibility and even penetrating indoor areas, far more severe than previous smog events experienced in the past, called “pea-soupers”. Government medical reports in the following weeks, however, estimated that up until 8 December, 4,000 people had died as a direct result of the smog and 100,000 more were made ill by the smog’s effects on the human respiratory tract. More recent research suggests that the total number of fatalities was considerably greater, about 12,000.[2]
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog_of_London

Battersea Power Station – Wikipedia

February 26, 2017

power station => Pink Floyd icon => Apple office
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battersea_Power_Station

Places we visited in London

October 30, 2016

Various things I’ve liked:

National Portrait Gallery
National Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum
Courtauld Gallery
Tate Modern *
the British Museum *

Hampstead Heath
Princess D Playground
St. James Park
Green park and Hyde park *

Buckingham Palace playground
Parliament Buildings *
St Paul’s *
Windsor castle *
Buckingham Palace (with Changing of the Guard) *

Trafalgar Square
Liverpool st, Waterloo & King’s cross stations
Greenwich Observatory *
Ferry on the Thames (with London bridge) *
Mecklenburgh Square (where London house is) *
Notting Hill *
Russell Sq & Sloane Sq *
Bond St *
Covent Garden
Leicester Square

Harrods Department Store
Hamley’s
Pizza express
John Snow Pub *

Ham House
Ickworth * (outside of City)
Osterly park *
Kew gardens *
Royal hospital in Chelsea (Air Fair)

Related links & tags

http://blog.gerstein.info/2010/11/summer-trips-10.html
http://blog.gerstein.info/2010/01/trips-to-europe.html

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/i0genc16
https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/i0genc16/

https://linkstream2.gerstein.info/tag/i0se14/

42 maps that explain World War II – Vox

September 4, 2015

42 maps that explain WWII
http://www.vox.com/2014/11/13/7148855/40-maps-that-explain-world-war-ii Has map w/ location of all London blitz bombs. Wow: been to many of these exact coordinates

Charles Yerkes: Conquistador of Metroland | The Economist

December 31, 2014

Charles Yerkes: Conquistador of Metroland http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21636509-how-vision-and-cunning-unknown-american-changed-shape A Robert Moses for #London, albeit for trains not cars, was actually a NYer

Twitter / Reem_Khalifa: @Doranimated: Very cool. The …

August 10, 2014

2nd language in #London boroughs: French at center but no Russian pic.twitter.com/fEafv5lNWh HT @Steven_Strauss @Doranimated
@saliltripathi

https://twitter.com/Reem_Khalifa/status/498646480719478784

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

June 21, 2014

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

The ten images include a few central London, including:
Westminster Abbey, 2 near Trafalgar Sq, Covent Garden Market, the Strand & Bank Jct (coordinates 51.513433°N 0.089045°W)

Other similar write-ups:
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2014/feb/25/london-paintings-google-street-view-canaletto-1 http://www.businessinsider.com/modern-london-with-historic-paintings-2014-2 http://imgur.com/a/jdIM0

Also, from @geocodedArt :
Paintings matched to location, w/StreetView: FR, UK, IT,
US DE NL http://goo.gl/2D97Jm . Or w/mobile http://goo.gl/oRZpQw

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

April 11, 2014

@geocodedArt :
@markgerstein Paintings matched to location, w/StreetView: FR, UK, IT, US DE NL http://goo.gl/2D97Jm . Or w/mobile http://goo.gl/oRZpQw

@markgerstein :
.@geocodedArt http://goo.gl/2D97Jm is a great site. I’ll use it on my next trip!

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

Compare: How London Looks on Google vs. Paintings From the 1700s | Wired Design | Wired.com

April 10, 2014

How #London Looks on $GOOG v #Paintings From the 1700s: Not too different! Fun to see this timetravel on a real visit
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/03/stunning-comparison-london-using-google-street-view-centuries-old-paintings

On a high | The Economist

September 3, 2012

http://www.economist.com/node/21557528
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http://www.economist.com/node/21557525
Economist special report on London, in prep for the Olympics. Interesting discussion of West v. East locales, schools, airport runways, &c