The cost of hosting US Presidents

Its that time again when a whole swathe of Regent’s Park is given over to a particular purpose – at great cost to the country – and probably of little benefit too – especially this time round! Yes you guessed – its the Trump visit. This unpopular President no doubt causes great expense to those […]

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Hyde Park update Feb 2019

The title describes it exactly. Its an update on the park. Maybe this has the makings of an occasional series seeing the name of this blog is Hyde park – Now! In fact this is the fourteenth or fifteenth post on Hyde Park considering I’ve written quite a over the last six years or so. […]

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München Looping side POV

Possibly the first ever side POV of the München Looping! I had two earlier videos fail on me, the second had been of very good quality until it inexplicably cut out. Hence this was going to be my third attempt to get a reasonably good POV of the ride. Imagine my despair when the guy […]

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München Looping wins an award!

The München Looping (Munich Looping/Olympia Looping) has won a Gold Rides award for excellent customer experience. It was awarded by Winter Wonderland officials on Saturday 5th January and was made in collaboration with IMG and the Royal Parks. The award was made on the penultimate day of the 2018 season at Winter Wonderland. At noon […]

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Winter Wonderland fun

A selection of fun pics from Winter Wonderland throughout November, December 2018 and into January 2019. Up til now I’ve written very little about Winter Wonderland, there have been so many other posts to write – there’s just three more days of Winter Wonderland at the time of writing. I may do another post or […]

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München Looping 2019

A selection of pictures taken over the past month and into 2019 of riders on the famous roller coaster. I prefer those taken at night however these are much harder to take and a lot don’t turn out very well because slower shutter speeds have to be used to keep the signal to noise ratios […]

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Euston HS2 #4

Being the one about the Euston Green Link. This week as part of the Euston HS2 developments, contractors began putting up the first tangible signs of what is to be known as the Euston Green Link. As well as this flags and banners were put up along the Euston Road. The Green Link is a […]

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The One Million Queen

One Million Queen was unveiled on 29th November 2018. This unusual sculpture at Hyde Park Corner is based on Marga’s earlier work at the Ventique art gallery in Chelsea. It was meant to be launched in the summer of 2018, the idea being the bright sun would reflect the 1 million crystals used in the […]

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