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|From: Bron Gondwana <email@example.com>|
Date: 13 Jul 2002 14:33:39 +0100 (GMT)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This email has been sent to you by someone using an online i-plus Point at Victoria Street near Boots, Westminster. i-plus cannot guarantee the authenticity of the sender or be held responsible for the contents of the email. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is being typed on a touch screen keyboard in Westminster. We're staying with a friend from the net for the rest of our stay in UK, so should be able to write more there. The touch screen is a little slow. Stayed at a youth hostel where a girl we met on the plane works! Lovely day today. Not much warmer than Melbourne though. Crowds are crazy (guess it is a Saturday in tourist season). Spent most of the morning in the Tate Gallery, then strolled up the Thames. More later.
|From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bron Gondwana)|
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 09:21:56 +1000
Guess even this Swedish keyboard is better than that touch screen! We got up nice and early and has breakfast at the youth hostel - lucky we were early, all the good stuff was finished very quickly! Checked out, but left our bags there to save having to carry stuff. Strolled off in the direction of the Thames, and wandered up towards Parliament. Got distracted by the Tate Gallery on the way through though. Lots of cool stuff. Some of the 'modern' sculptures would have benefited from a little plaque detailing what drugs the 'artist' was on at the time. By far the largest exhibit (taking an entire room) was something called '30 pieces of silver', which is 30 circles of maybe 50cm diameter made of random bits of old, broken silverware. The pieces (knives, forks, cups, plates - some broken, some whole, even some coins) are individually hung from a mesh 3 metres above. Very cool. The crowds around Parliament House were insane, espcially all the antisocial people who would get one person out at the road with a camera, and the other(s) against the fence on the other side of the footpath, then spend a minute fiddling around trying to get the perfect shot, while the crowd stops. Very rude in crowds thoat size. Navigating the trains to Ingvar's (where we're staying now) wasn't too bad, and then we crashed!
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