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First impressions of London

by | Jul 2, 2013 | London | 12 comments

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  1. Unknown

    Even the name they use, the Tube, brings to mind some sort of transport device that funnels thousands of people and squashes them through until the other end, spewing them out at their respective daytime destinations, only to do the same at the end of the day.

    It's so fascinating how different elements of different times, cultures, and intentions combine to create the cities we know.

    Your Groma's typeface reminds me very much of my Olivetti Studio 44's elite.

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  2. Richard P

    That's exactly what the Tube is!

    Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Robert Messenger

    Lovely report, imaginary, sketch, typing. I suspect Australia's future king, Prince Charles, would be interested in your view of the layering. Keep it up, beautifully done. London to a brick!

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  4. J.A.

    Wonderful stuff, Richard! Thanks so much. Looking forward to future entries.

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  5. Peter

    What I wouldn't give to have been in London on this week 237 years ago, knowing what the King and his subjects would later learn- that "the rabble" in Philadelphia was composing a rather remarkable document.

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  6. Miguel Chávez

    London is one of the places I'd like to visit at least once in my lifetime, a pilgrimage of sorts, if you like; of course that European pilgrimage would include places like Toledo, Spain; Venice, Italy; Brugge, Belgium… and Wolfsburg and Stuttgart, Germany. But I digress…

    I agree with you completely. More often than not, the best way to feel the true spirit of a town, city or country is to step away the beaten path and explore tne non-tourist attractions, the everyday places where actual life takes place. In doing that, you get to sense the true spirit of the city.

    I bet the Kolibri gets a lot of attention there… at least more than it would get if it were a modern smartphone.

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  7. Bill M

    Very nice sketch. Thanks for the report from London. I do believe you are enjoying your visit.

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  8. Scott K

    Looks like you're having a grand ol' time there. Looking forward to seeing what else you discover. Enjoy!

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  9. DonN

    Keep those sketches coming!

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  10. Ton S.

    Cool sketch, more please. Your reflection reminded me of my London visit in 2002, if only I were into typewriters back then.

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  11. Ping A

    Lovely sketch, Richard.
    Aye

    Your post reminds me of my days at London U in the 70s when I typed through college with a trusty Hermes Baby which I still have.
    Ping

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