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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 6 January 2019

'Above the Underground' update

For those of you who follow my blog regularly, you will know that I write a second blog, which for the last few years has focussed on a challenge I set myself. Living in London and having the benefit of a Freedom Pass (which means I can travel around the city for free), I decided to visit each of the 270 underground stations. I wanted to do more than just speed through them so I came up with the idea of finding out what places of interest are above  ground, within easy walking distance of the station. I photograph everything I see and then come home and do some research, trying to find out as much as possible. I am fascinated by the history of the city in which I live and only wish I could remember everything I have read or written. I find it hard to believe that my first post was four years ago! I had hoped to complete this challenge within ten years but that seems highly unlikely, as I have only managed to visit and post about one third of the stations. However, I am loving the challenge and get quite excited when I am visiting a new station and area.

A number of you have suggested that I publish the posts. Being on the internet gives those who are interested access to the posts so I don't feel the need to go down the publishing route but I do get them printed for my own benefit.
I am aiming to visit 20 stations this year and am pleased that I have finished this one in the first week of the New Year. However I did visit and photograph it over a month ago. If you would like to find out more about this station and its surroundings read more here

14 comments:

  1. You do live in one of the most interesting places on Earth! :-)

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  2. That will take you a long time to do, never realised there were that many underground stations in London. I do something similar with my Church Explorer blog but publish it once a week so do aroun 50 churhes a year, curently I have over 100 marked on my map still to visit. The next blog will mark 300 churches visited not sure how I would print all that lot. Happy new year

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  3. I admire your project, it is very interesting to read!

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  4. There was a newspaper article here the other day about a guy who spent his New Year's Eve day traveling to every subway station in Toronto's system. Mind you, that's about seventy stations in all.

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  5. What a challenge you have set for your self and you are starting the year right. Keep em going.

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  6. You don't want to it all too fast either you know. Keep up the suspense somewhat...

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  7. Glad you got them printed ~ you do a fantastic job with photos and posts! Quite the challenge and so glad you are having fun ^_^

    Happy day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. I've done a couple of things like that for family photos. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your explorations.

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  9. I admire your dedication. It's a little like bird watching but there seems to be just one of you in the exclusive club?

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  10. That's a very good idea to have at least one book printed, for the moment it will be yours, but afterwards there are your grandchildren who will be proud what their grandma did ! I had a part of my cat blog printed already 4 years ago. It came out very well. I had ordered two, one for me and one for Toby as soon as his English is good enough.

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  11. I’m on my way there! You know how much I love and admire your challenge and your posts about it.

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  12. A fantastic challenge and I admire tour tenacity to stick with it.

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  13. Great idea--and I've thoroughly enjoyed your posts on them with your other blog! You have shared so many interesting places. Now I'm leaving here to view more at your 2nd blog

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