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14 January 2014 @ 08:15 pm
No spoilers, but...  
I was so excited to see a location in last night's Sherlock that not only did I recognise from my trip to London in 2010, but was actually the hotel where we stayed for our first three nights in the UK!

Henry VIII hotel London photo HenryVIIIhotel1.jpg

How good was that.
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moonlightmead on January 15th, 2014 10:57 am (UTC)
Maybe it's different for people who actually live in London, but I get ludicrously excited when I see places or things I recognise.

I think it's because it's so rare. I once saw characters on screen using the same crockery as us, and another time someone had the same duvet cover. But that's about it. Oh, except for my dad's old house once.

Or there's people. My absolute high point was watching one of those 'police camera action' sort of things where a police chase whizzed past in the background of an unrelated vox pop interview - because to my shock and glee the interviewee was a mate of mine.

(I had great pleasure in shouting out to him 'Oi! Saw you on that police programme last night' in front of all our friends. Bad mead.)
miwahni: UK Tower Bridgemiwahni on January 15th, 2014 11:03 am (UTC)
Bad mead indeed! :-) I would have enjoyed doing that myself, I think.

Maybe it's different for people who actually live in London, but I get ludicrously excited when I see places or things I recognise.
Oh yes! And the reverse is true, too; I'm blown away by seeing things in real life that I've only ever seen on the telly before.
Like Roald Dahl Plasse in Cardiff, and just about every single landmark in London. The Tower Bridge kept me smiling for hours!
... easily amused, wot!
moonlightmead on January 15th, 2014 11:21 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, I got so over-excited visiting London in company with Pros friends a year or two ago, someone started to laugh at me.

"Look, look! Nelson's Column! St Paul's! Red bus! Another red bus! The National Portrait Gallery! Can we go on a red bus? Can we? Waah. *sadface* *perks up* But we can go on the underground! Look! The underground! Pigeons!"

And so on... I know I should be embarrassed, but it was exciting!

miwahni: UK London Eyemiwahni on January 15th, 2014 11:26 am (UTC)
A SQUIRREL! (sad but true reaction to our first sight of a squirrel in Kensington Gardens).
I went on a red bus, though :-) And I still have my Oyster card. I loved walking through the Monopoly streets, too, it was such a buzz! And Carnaby Street. Not quite the swinging mod centre it used to be but still a thrill.
miwahni: Pros Never far awaymiwahni on January 15th, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
PS doing London with Pros-y people would be such a treat!
Here's my London brush with Pros - Bodie was here
ali15son: pic#122303621ali15son on January 15th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
Have you never visited Liverpool ! I did a retrace recently of the places lewis used to go to like his place of work when he was hairdressing and the places he used to go to whilst in his music career , I was like ah this is where he would have stood , I was like a woman on a mission x
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on January 16th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
Well yes, I went to Liverpool, but mainly trekked around all of The Beatles sites. Had a wonderful couple of days. Before that I went to Manchester, Old Trafford to be exact, and did the stadium tour *ducks for cover*
Your retrace sounds more fun!
ali15son: pic#122575697ali15son on January 16th, 2014 12:50 pm (UTC)
Oh my word "old Trafford" that's a swear word in our house did it not turn your eyes funny ! Seriously I retraced where lewis used to go and his old place of work believe it or not is now a McDonalds , strange but there you go .it was most enjoyable though I have to say.
miwahni: UK Tower Bridgemiwahni on January 17th, 2014 08:59 am (UTC)
It would have been fun. I am quite determined to seek out some more Pros locations, if I ever get back to London. The Scarsdale, for example. Ah well, I can dream.