The Day London turned White
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February 4th, 2009 – by: pwatts2
Regents Park was the first place to venture to, early in the day when much of the snow still lay undisturbed. The joy of children unmistakable, and the atmosphere electric with fun. Fountains covered in icicles while pools of water had frozen slightly. Small birds stood on top of the ice trying to figure out what was going on and St Johns Lodge Gardens like a scene out of Narnia (I had my 'December Snow Image' should ever I produce a London panorama calendar).
A couple of hours later and it was time to warm up back at home, only to be asked by a friend if I wanted to go back out. This time involved about 4 hours exploring the area around the West End. China Town still had all the Chinese New Year lanterns up on Gerrard Street, each one topped with a snow cap. Another gathering snowmen greeted us in St James Park, some worth of Calvin and Hobbs. The lake was frozen the London Eye at times partially lost in the clouds. A panorama from Westminster Bridge finally topped of the walk before retiring to a coffee shop for hot chocolate.
The last slog back towards Camden pretty much finished me off, and once home I simply collapsed onto the sofa and did not move for a good hour. They say we could be in for a repeat tomorrow...
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