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Friday, 10 April 2009

Skywatch Friday - The Calm Before the Storm

This picture was taken close to the Excel centre a couple of days before the G20 summit. I waited for the sunset in the Caribbean Scene, a local restaurant worth the visit
with the added magic of a view like this.
During the summit locals had to contend with having to park their cars blocks away. Proving they lived in the area by carrying several forms of identity (one was not enough). Local restaurants and businesses were ordered to close. Although paid a fee as compensation, they initially thought the summit would be a boost in income.

Check out all the skywatchers around the world this week

18 comments:

Ivy said...

Gorgeous as always!

Guy D said...

Now there is a fantastic shot of London, well done.

Have a great weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great picture. Interesting insight into the local effect of G20.

The Book Gobbler said...

Huzzah! Great snap. Too bad for the businesses that had to close for the summit...

:)tbg

Bim said...

Great pic - I've never seen London from that side!

pequenos detalhes said...

MO
Lovely picture
Thank you
Marina

Louise said...

It's pretty. Bummer about the "storm." I'm guessing the officials were worried about security in so many places. If people could just be nice...

kanmuri said...

Beautiful!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely cityscape and sunset.

Hilda said...

Oh goodness, that summit sounds like it was such a bother and disappointment to a lot of people!

A gorgeous cityscape and sunset though!

syel said...

gorgeous sunset! thanks for sharing!

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful shot golden view.
Have a great weekend.
Mary ElizabethBlog.

Babooshka said...

Two astonishing cityscapes in a week and both so different. The sky is sensational wuth those hot overtones on the coll still water.

Nat@London Calling said...

I love this picture - you are heading back to my part of London now :)

I always enjoy the juxtaposition of nature with an urban landscape

Candie Bracci said...

Beautiful shot!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I love sunset. I love London. So ... I can't but LOVE this picture!

marley said...

Lovely sunset, shame about the G20 reprecussions

Arija said...

A nice skywatch shot wit pretty colours.

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