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Mile End Tube Stop, London

At the Mile End tube stop, which was my home station for the 13 days I was in London to cover the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Sure, I wish I was in on or my way to Rio now, but we won't dwell on that. As underground days go, this one was a…

A Bouquet from Olympic Park

Today's daily pic is a simple little fresh flower bouquet for any and all who happen to come across this photo or otherwise drop by Piran Café today. You're always welcome. :) Today's Pic du Jour, the 201st (!) straight, was snapped at…

London Yawn (Pic du Jour)

I'm not a big fan of snapping people with GoPro cameras, but I was really happy with how this image, shot near London's Leicester Square, turned out. There's a certain intimacy, from the framing to the yawn, that another camera from the…

Circles, in the Round

In her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for circles. Who am I to say no? I threw in a few orbs and spheres, too, beginning with Jimenez Deredia's phenomenal chocolatey sculpture, Recuerdo Profundo, which I was fortunate enough to see…

Solitary (pic du jour)

Finding a wall of solitude in a busy London tube station on a Friday afternoon? Easy. Cracking it with a fleeting glance? Unforgettable. I'm glad we made eye contact. It broke that momentary solitary confinement - her's, waiting alone for…

Jessica Ennis’s Coronation – London Notebook II

London, UK – Vultures.  :) This is Great Britain's Jessica Ennis just a few steps beyond the finish line of the 800 meters after she clinched the gold medal in the heptathlon last night. For anyone who had the good fortune to witness Great…

Postcard from London

I arrived in London early this morning for my third working Olympics. Here's a quick snap of this evening's full moon over Tower Bridge. I'll try to time it better tomorrow night, if I have the time. I already know that I won't have much…

RyanAir finally lands in Slovenia.

As of Thursday 7 June, that is, with the long-anticipated service between Maribor (MBX), Slovenia's second city, and London-Stansted (STN). Three flights weekly - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. I'm not a huge fan of RyanAir (although…