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Monday, 30 March 2009

The Leaders

Yesterday was a beautiful day at Royal Docks. An area in East London that until 1981 was the largest enclosed dock area in the world covering 250 acres of water and 1100 acres in total. Now it is new housing. Excel, a large exhibition centre can be seen in the top left of the picture. Thursday this will be the venue for the G20 summit. The closest stops on the DLR (Dockland Light Rail) will be closed to the public. As will the footbridge to the Excel centre and the Connaught bridge to traffic. Late in the afternoon I saw several police buses, bikes and vans. I assume a test run. Or maybe just familiarising themselves with the route.

23 comments:

Paula and Skip said...

Hi just stumbled upon your blog and right into teh Royal Dockland. Like you I used to live in London foe while and simple LOVE this city. Have a great time. Paula

Dusty Lens said...

Even the swans are ordered out of the area. I imagine the protesters will become more vigilant.

Monsal Varga said...

The title might lead you to another conclusion, the white swan as a leader of the tight formation behind it! Looks like an attack :)

Not quite there yet... said...

That's fascinating! The swan and her ducklings make this picture, perfect!

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Sharon said...

It looks so peaceful at the moment!

Eki said...

It's amazing how those ducks can live peacefully at such an industrial area ... Beautiful photo, Mo.

Oh, and thanks for the link. I'm linking yours back.

Jacob said...

We've heard a lot about G20...it is nice to have some idea where it will be held.

Thanks for a very fine photo.

Laura said...

When I looked at the picture, I just noticed the swans in the Lake ^^"
The story makes me feel a bit curious to know what will happen on the bridge and in that exhibition centre on Thursday :S
Oh, It's very beautiful and fresh in London. Once again I say ^^"

Ivy said...

Life in London sounds even more exciting than usual this week. Soak it all in for us.

oldmanlincoln said...

Follow the leaders. Nice photo. It sort of reminds me of sheep. All following the leader. Nice photography too.

MurciaDailyPhoto by usuahia said...

I've been seeing the last photos you posted and it seems to me a great visual liveliness. Congratulations on your way to capture London.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful scene!

I saw a swan at Lake Toho today - first time ever.

As for getting on my site, I have no clue what the problem could be, as this is the first time anyone has mentioned any difficulty in accessing the blog. Thanks for letting me know, I'll try to see if there is something I've done that is causing the problem.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

YES! Like others before me, I was attracted by the white swan and her ducklings. I'd rather follow her as a leader ... She's so much more beautiful than the other ... 20!
Thanks for your beautiful glimpses of London!

marley said...

I wondered where the G20 was being held in London and now I know! Those ducks and that swan better watch out. the police might arrest them under the Terrorism Act for swimming with intent!

ritta said...

Prekrasne slike i blog, kroz njega sam upoznala London iako nisam bila u njemu.
Hvala ti..

Ruela said...

haha nice one Mo.

Ruela said...

the happy family!

Kris said...

It used to be vagabonds, vermin and filth, and look at it now!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great image. composition is excellent

Julie said...

Those cygnets look remarkably like ducks.

~PakKaramu~ said...

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Priyanka Khot said...

Thanks for your visits and comments :-)

Wonderful capture and nice to see exactly where Gordon Brown actually plans to lead the world through the difficult times. Hoping the summit ends up doing something substantial... Fast!

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