Yesterday I went to London, seeing Number One Son off on the first stage of his trip back to Uni.
The weather at home was dull in the extreme, but when we reached London the sky was a wonderfully clear blue.
The building above is what used to be called The Post Office Tower (probably called something else now). It was opened in 1966, when I was 3 which shocked me because I can clearly remember it happening. It had a revolving restaurant at the top and was considered a marvel of engineering. I guess it captured that space-station look that caught the spirit of the times! Now it just looks very dated, IMO, but I still like it.
Another building that I love is this hotel. To me it looks like it would be more at home in Bavaria, but hey, we are British and see it as our right to steal stuff and ideas form everyone else, OK?
After setting my son on the next part of his journey (after arriving at the other end he only had a short bus trip to get him to the campus where he stays) I headed for home, pausing to take the above photos, of course.
As the train took me home the sky became more murky again, but at least it was not the solid grey that we left behind...
There is talk of snow in the next few days, which would have been unthinkable a few days ago but the temperature had definitely dropped, so maybe...