Thursday, 7 March 2013

a higher probability than one might expect

weird curve at Royal Exchange
I'm working around the Square Mile at the moment, so every day I go past a dragon's wing on the way to work.

It's also an area* densely packed with bars and restaurants, quite a few of which have subterranean elements. It's probably possible to go to a different place every day without walking very far at all.

The trick, like in the early morning, is to know the places with shorter queues and maybe places where it is easy enough to get a table.

And that was my process today, when I arrived too early for my first session, having emerged from the orderly queues of the Waterloo and City line tube.

They say that the City is a pretty small world. Sure enough, I was sitting sipping my coffee quietly when I noticed someone arrive at another table. One of those moments of double take as we recognised one another. Then a hurried few minutes chatting before disappearing to our completely different corners of this dense area of London.

* I know, this post is an excuse to show another London bus and taxi (and yes, those shoes are orange)


Nikki-ann said...

Off down to the big city myself tomorrow! :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I love that picture! Always, whenever I was in NYC I would run into people I know! Rather amazing and a nice surprise, too!

rashbre said...

Nikki-ann Seeing a band by any chance?

Naomi You might just spot the London rain in the picture. And, yes, always good to run into people unexpectedly.

Ellie said...

It is a beautiful foto indeed.

rashbre said...

Ellie Snapped coming out of Bank tube facing towards the Royal Exchange.

Nikki-ann said...

Rashbre: Nope, a blogger brunch at Random House Children's Publishers!

I did end up going to see Quartermaine's Terms at Wyndham's Theatre on Friday night though and I had a thoroughly good evening. Rowan Atkinson (as St. John Quartermaine) was certainly in his element. I'd definitely recommend seeing it before it closes next month.