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Friday, 4 July 2014

Weekend Reflections

Last weekend I arranged to meet up with a fellow blogger Marcia from Birds,blooms and books  We chatted for a couple of hours before Marcia and Dan were on their way to Heathrow.


So Marcia, this is the reason  I was a little late for our chat. Tower Bridge was raised so I couldn't get across the river, but it made for a great photo.


Why was the Bridge raised?  Just look at the height of the mast  on this catamaran.

 Sharing with James at Weekend Reflections

23 comments:

  1. Yes that happens with bridges, sometimes they mnake you stop. Lovely pictures.

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  2. Hi Marie, So glad that you and Marcia were able to meet --even for a short time. A couple of years ago, she sent me a couple of plants for my garden (and I sent her some) ---and every time I pass by those plants I think of her..

    Hope you are having a good day. We are enjoying the 4th of July today --and are having a near-perfect day in every respect...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. That must be thee best excuse for being late yet and you got the fantastic shot to prove it. Have a great weekend.

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  4. It's wonderful option to meet a blogger friend. Photo of Tower Bridge lovely.

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  5. Did she fall for that lame excuse? ;O)

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  6. I used to live very near a drawbridge that almost invariably delayed whatever plans you had for the day. Oh well, the charm and perils of life on the river. :-)

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  7. If you did not have an appointment, you were in the right place at the right time.

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  8. I think meeting up with fellow bloggers is so much fun! I have gotten to meet two so far. That is a wonderful shot of the bridge! janey

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  9. I had already visited the other blog post with your picture, so this is a pleasant addition. And yes, that bridge being raised makes for a great picture! :-)

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  10. I always hope it will open when I am nearby. No luck yet! I like the reflection in the very still river.

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  11. Wow - you certainly were in the right place at the right time. A rare sight, I imagine. Well caught and thank you for sharing.

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  12. Lovely reflection of the Tower bridge opening. Been there so many times, but never when the bridge is open.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  13. Looks like a lovely outing. While the catamaran caught my eye, so did the architecture behind it. Terrific series of photos.

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  14. My favorite London bridge! Never saw it being raised - lovely picture.

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  15. I thought I recognized Tower Bridge, just from the little thumbnail at the Weekends Reflections linkpage. I have a painting of it on my living room wall - also with raised bridge! - which my parents bought on our first family holiday to England/London back in 1969 when I was in my early teens. (I'm from Sweden. Hi!)

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  16. Always nice to meet a fellow-blogger. That catamaran had a huge mast to have the London Bridge open only for one ship.

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  17. Marie - it was a pleasure meeting you. I hope I can return the favor if you come State side. I only wish I'd noticed the bridge being up and caught that photo too. I guess we were too busy gathering our things to be out of the apartment (that had a lovely view of that bridge) by 8 am.

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  18. What a great reflection, that is an extraordinary bridge!.

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  19. You had a good excuse for being late ... that's a tall mast on that boat. We have to wait for bridges quite often in FL ... it's rather fun for me, but I seldom have to be anywhere at a certain time and we love looking at boats. Neat to meet a fellow blogger.

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  20. I think in all my years I have only seen the bridge open, with my own eyes, once... lucky you to capture it

    Mollyxxx

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  21. You are on the best way to become a Blogger Guide of London, lol ! Last week I saw the preparations for the "Tour de France" near Buckhingham Palace, now I could watch it. I asked a lorry driver what he was preparing as his truck was loaded with loos !

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  22. What a great excuse for lateness, and with the photos to back it up. Not that I imagine Marcia would have doubted you. She seems, both from her photo and from her blog, to be a reasonable and kind person :) How nice that you managed a meet-up with her. Tell her, please, that the name of her blog intrigues me :)

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