A pictorial essay
Some here agree with you re: paying with cash:
Dogs Welcome? and 5 star hygiene? Central London is probably less toxic than when I was living there in 1980. Black Cabs and Double Decker buses- trucks and minis spewing out smog. I was hacking up black phlegm, and wasn't even smoking pot. Walked almost everywhere, but wouldn't have wanted to cycle anywhere.
Excellent Post Richard. Eerie in a way! As someone who has spent most of my life working in the energy sector... I really wonder how all of these "green" vehicles are going to get charged? Nat gas pipelines blown to smithereens, coal shut down, nuclear shut down, etc. Wind and solar are not going to cut it. Almost makes one think that the world "they" are creating won't have very many people so they won't need that energy...
If I've missed anyone's emails over the last month or more apologies and maybe send again. They all go into the same folder as other substack notifications and I've just pressed 'read' on 4395 of them as I don't have the time to traverse those for any personal emails.
Regarding Charle's comments on 'New Zealand House' as being 'ugly' when it was being built in London...We all know that It takes one to know one!
Just should add that Prince Charles quote on NZ House as being an architectural disaster zone is nowhere to be found on either Google or Qwant. I actually agree with him for once on this subject but why have the search engines removed it?
Good photos. What a dignified awe inspiring grand sartorially elegant city. A real cultural heart.
We used to use the verb "to crown" in a sentence like this: "If you don't stop annoying me I am going to crown you!"
Good photo essay - thanks.
There is a fast solution to this "no cash" segue to CBDCs. Loudly announce - no cash, no purchase. The shops would all get rid of that policy within a week if enough people did that. (I pay for EVERYTHNG within my own country using cash.)
All those who are trading not only their own liberty but also that of the next generations for the "convenience" of electronic purchases are simply assisting with the building of a digital prison for all. And that is outright evil.
A pity you had no time for the tour. https://www.londongraffititours.com/
Fantastic and sobering photos. Street journalism at its finest. Thank you.