The Anonymous Widower

BT Gets Tough With Flying Rats

Flying rats or pigeons to the RSPB, are a problem in Liverpool Street station.

So BT has got tough!

BT Gets Tough With Flying Rats

BT Gets Tough With Flying Rats

It would probably help, if everybody dropping littler got sentence to sit on top of the phone-box for an hour.

November 21, 2016 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

What The Hell Is That?

Because my eyesight to the left may not be that good, where fast moving objects are concerned, I’m always careful crossing the road.

I usually put my hand either on top of or on the rotating button of the pedestrian light control, so that I can turn my head to check the traffic properly, whilst effectively seeing the green light with my hand.

It works very well, unless like today, you encounter a control like this.

What The Hell Is That?

What The Hell Is That?

What the muck was I do not know, but it looks like some lazy bastard had put the remains of an apple there and left it to rot.  As there was a bin about five metres away, and I spent a minute or so getting a clean hand, I hope that whoever they were, doesn’t get a good night’s sleep tonight.

I’ll contrast that with the behaviour I had seen earlier, where a young girl of about seven, missed as she put her crisp packet in a bin at the Angel, because the wind blew it out of her hand. She then ran back, retrieved the errant packet and binned it successfully.

October 23, 2013 Posted by | World | , | Leave a comment

How Does Liverpool Street Shape Up?

I needed to get my ticket for Ipswich for later in the day, so I travelled S Class to one of London’s busiest stations; Liverpool Street.

It was fairly quiet, but the litter levels outside were worst than at Kings Cross.

Note the clock on the front of the station, which is placed so you can see it, as you walk from the City.

When they talk about good stations, they always seem to forget Liverpool Street, as it was created in its present state in the 1990s when few were interested and it is very much a commuter station. It’s also effectively my local terminus and I often use it for shopping and collecting tickets.

you might do a few things differently today, but in many ways it was a very good updating of a Victorian station. You notice how good it is, when you arrive in the station at a far from busy time.  Like at the New Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations, you walk in natural daylight to the barriers and onward to your destination or bus or Underground to get there. Compare liverpool Street to the dreaded Eusless.

September 28, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , , | Leave a comment