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terry meets julie

I’m the only person here on Waterloo Bridge at this hour. A band of rain has just passed through and the city seems fresh and renewed, as if the sins of the night have been washed away. A stiff breeze … Continue reading

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meantime

I’m waiting for the sun, here on the Royal Steps. They’re slippery and fringed with weed. Behind me stands the Royal Naval College, its twin domes overlooking a grassy quadrangle. A pair of ornamental gates front on to the river … Continue reading

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wood and clay will wash away

I make it to London Bridge just in time. Sunrise today is at 4.46, creeping earlier still. I was away last week so I haven’t been out for a few days and the change is noticeable. The sky is perfectly … Continue reading

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the fool on the hill

I’m climbing the path up Parliament Hill. I haven’t been here for years. The sky is mostly clear and a cool breeze tugs at my shirt. The shape of a pale half moon makes a perfect inverted D. It is … Continue reading

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