August 17, 2004

I normally work in beautiful Slough - which is a non-descript town a few miles West of London. This is where my work relocated office to after being based in Hammersmith for a few years. But recently I have been working in “The City”.

Travelling to The City in the mornings involves getting the Jubilee Line tube down to Wembley Park - and then switching to the Metropolitan Line - and then getting off at Farringdon station followed by a short walk to the office near St.Pauls. I love this little walk. There are so many interesting things to see - not least of which is the area around Farringdon Station itself - which is a combination of visual haze and cacophony of life and busy people.

I stepped outside the station the other morning and looked back onto the station entrance. There is a streetseller of punnets of juicy strawberries for one pound a carton - and he’s shouting out loud his bargain buy. I see many people purchasing. I snapped a picture - and very quickly realised that I could stand here all day. Just watching the world go by …

Farringdon Station in The City

Posted by jag at August 17, 2004 11:20 PM

I love the engraving in the stone just under the eaves..

Posted by: Fi on August 18, 2004 04:56 AM

Fi: yes - I agree. It does look rather ornate.

Posted by: Jag on August 18, 2004 04:27 PM

The whole area is actually quite nice, really “old” London - apart from the new and mostly ugly office buildings of course.

Posted by: The Cartoonist on August 22, 2004 05:15 PM

Hi Cartoonist! I think I agree with you completely: the whole area is mostly very nice indeed!

Posted by: Jag on August 22, 2004 11:16 PM

And some ancient pubs scattered around - I can recommend the ‘Jerusalem Inn’, which isn’t much bigger than my living room.

Posted by: The Cartoonist on August 23, 2004 11:20 AM

I shall have to check it out. Thx for the tip.

Posted by: Jag on August 26, 2004 10:16 AM
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