London in the Rain - 18th November 2004

There are two trips to London, in the space of two days. The first is to drop some phones off for some big Analysts' Demonstration, whilst the second is for Qualcomm Europe's All-Hands meeting. After the meeting, there's a bit of time to wander around a very wet London - the reflections of neon lights on the wet pavements perhaps wouldn't be out of place in a Ridley Scott film. There's also a brush with the law, as a couple of Rozzers wander over to see what Nosher's up to when he's observed taking photos at Liverpool Street Station. Apparently, in the paranoid police state of Britain, even taking photos of a station requires "a permit". To their credit, the Fuzz were quite civil about it, only wanting to see what photos had been taken, rather than insisting on an overnight stay in a cell and a swift interrogation courtesy of MI6. In between, there are a few photos of perhaps the most dramatic sunset clouds Nosher has ever seen; reminiscent of the clouds that surround the invading alien ships in Independence Day

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Hyde Park Corner Underground station

Kings Cross Station at night

For some reason, there's a photo of the Rougham exit on the A14

A malevolent mass of cloud hangs over Matrix House in Cambridge

There are strong bright yellow flecks in the cloud mass

There's all sorts of detail in the clouds

The mass moves off over Cambridge

The gloomy rail tracks leading to Liverpool Street

Wet wooden sleepers

Platforms 8 and 9 at Liverpool Street, and an Anglia liveried coach

A couple of K6 phone boxes on Kensington High Street

A newspaper kiosk

The Wellington Memorial at Hyde Park Corner

Light splashes the pavement like paint in Picadilly Circus

More lights on wet paving slabs

Someone roams around with an umbrella

Picadilly Circus

The Trocadero

The Houses of Parliament, and the Elizabeth Clock Tower

Waiting for the tube

Crowds mill around at Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street is fairly packed

People swarm like ants

Some are a blur, whilst others stand and wait

The lights under the 'underground' platform extensions

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Hyde Park Corner Underground station