The Anonymous Widower

Transport for London’s Latest Plot To Get Us To Climb Stairs

London’s buses are effectively computer terminals and displays, that just happen to carry passengers about the city.

These pictures that I took on route 141, show the latest software upgrade.

The clock has been shown on the Next Stop display for some time, but the display, showing how many spare seats are on the upper deck, is new.

Will it help to increase the loading of buses? The only problem, is that the system is not as attractive as a comely conductress calling politely for everybody to please move along the bus!

There’s more about the technology here on the IanVisits web site.

September 14, 2014 Posted by | Computing, Transport | , | 3 Comments

Does The Fashion Industry Think People Have More Money Than Sense?

Over the last few days, I’ve been through several glossy supplements to Newspapers and they seem to supporters by the big fashion companies, selling over-designed and over-priced clothes and accessories. They are mainly for women, but you do see adverts for watches that are more difficult to understand for the average Joe, than Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time.

I’ve always had a policy of not buying any clothes with any form of branding on it, unless the design is what I want. C was very much the same and usually her handbag was lacking any obvious label, although often they were expensive.

But seeing these adverts and also observing ladies around the world, why is it that they overpay for a handbag and then have some enormous advert slapped on it, which generally ruins any style the design had in the first place?

C once bought a very expensive bra and knickers set, because it fitted her so well. When she put it on for the first time, I asked her if she really wanted to show off where she had spent her money. She was rather embarrassed and after that first wearing, it was never seen again. When she died, I sold it for a lot of money on eBay. Just because of the name!

I think where fashion is concerned, there are several born every minute!

September 14, 2014 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

Action By The River

There was a lot going on in London by the river.

The pictures show the preparations for the Tour of Britain and a barge race on the Thames.

I met a lady from Stoke Newington, who was on her way to see Harmondsworth Barn near Heathrow.

I think there are millions of us, who use their Freedom Passes to explore London.

September 14, 2014 Posted by | Sport, World | , , | Leave a comment