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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Jan 22nd 2013, 12:09 pm
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My mum and dad are coming over in June to go to my son's 8th grade graduation party


Thats great.

My family havent been here since 2003. Wish they would, but its not easy to work out.
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
View from my childhood.

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image...1_65423830.jpg

Ok, that's what passed for scenic in Sarf London.
Cities can be scenic, too. Battersea power station and a couple of rather cool DMUs help, obviously.

A few pylons would have made it even better ...

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Thats great.

My family havent been here since 2003. Wish they would, but its not easy to work out.
I've been lucky that mine (at least my mum anyway) have been able to manage a trip every two years or so.
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Old Jan 22nd 2013, 1:19 pm
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Default Re: What made you smile today? Part III

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Battersea in the background?

(Nice train... I like trains).
Yup, Battersea Power Station. It's empty now - they are trying to turn it into something else.

Yes, I saw them do this. I was very, very young of course....

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Yup, Battersea Power Station. It's empty now - they are trying to turn it into something else.

Yes, I saw them do this. I was very, very young of course....

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/im...mals-cover.jpg
After generating power - this was the best use, IMO
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After generating power - this was the best use, IMO
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Why it isn't a permanent feature I do not know.

When I am in charge, all large buildings shall have inflatable pigs.
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Cities can be scenic, too. Battersea power station and a couple of rather cool DMUs help, obviously.

A few pylons would have made it even better ...



I've been lucky that mine (at least my mum anyway) have been able to manage a trip every two years or so.
Seem to remember reading Battersea Power State is being turned into luxury apartments.
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Why it isn't a permanent feature I do not know.

When I am in charge, all large buildings shall have inflatable pigs.
Especially now, since they had to put a big pair of knackers on it, for copyright reasons
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Especially now, since they had to put a big pair of knackers on it, for copyright reasons
That should add some more architectural interest then.
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That should add some more architectural interest then.
Either that, or it'll be a load of bollocks ...

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Either that, or it'll be a load of bollocks ...

We need a *throws fruit and old veg* smiley.

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Yup, Battersea Power Station. It's empty now - they are trying to turn it into something else.

Yes, I saw them do this. I was very, very young of course....

http://www.neptunepinkfloyd.co.uk/im...mals-cover.jpg
Of course you were...
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Of course you were...
You're in for it now, mate
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You're in for it now, mate
I have broad shoulders. Everyone else gets on my case, another one won't make a difference.
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I have broad shoulders. Everyone else gets on my case, another one won't make a difference.
One needs broad shoulders, when one has a big mouth
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One needs broad shoulders, when one has a big mouth
Did your Mum tell you that too? How intuitive they are.
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