Posts Tagged 'London'

After WWII, Medical Stretchers Were Made Into Fences In London

According to The Telegraph –

On numerous housing estates throughout London, the rows of black steel and mesh railings guarding red brick mansion blocks appear, at first glance, little more than a quirk of post-war architectural design.

However, unbeknown to thousands of passersby each day, those sometimes rusting or buckled fences were in fact the emergency stretchers that helped to save the lives of those injured during the Blitz.

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The Sistine Chapel of Sewage [video]

World’s Longest, Tallest Slide Planned For London

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MyModernMet.com reports –

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world’s longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower’s viewpoint all the way to the ground.

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Ten Illegal Things To Do In London [video]

London Notes Monty Python’s 50th With 50 Foot Dead Parrot

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According to Fastcocreate.com –

To celebrate the achievements of the Monty Python crew, UKTV channel Gold–which will air the final performance of the reunion on Sunday–contracted with sculptor Iain Prendergast to create a 50-foot fiberglass version of the famous “Norwegian Blue” parrot. The parrot, which is famous for being dead from the moment it was sold, was placed on Monday at Potters Fields Park in South London, near Tower Bridge. This is both a fine reminder to tune in on Sunday to the broadcast and an outstanding opportunity to inspire countless visitors to declare in increasingly frantic tones that “This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot! It’s a stiff!”

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Sir Isaac Newton’s Telescope [video]

1927 Tour Of London In Color [video]


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