Thursday, 18 January 2007

"Time Is On My Side" - Rolling Stones, 1064

Still fighting the gastrointestinal after-effects of that virus I brought back from America, I was off to London on Sunday afternoon. Monday, Tuesday, and yesterday, I ran training classes for one of the international oil companies. Their offices are in the Docklands area of London -- Canary Wharf.

I've been experimenting a little regarding where to stay in London when I'm working in Canary Wharf. Last time, as regular readers might remember, I stayed near London's ExCel convention centre. The Novotel Hotel I tried was fine, but the area around it was very sterile.

So this time, I tried another Novotel, this one in Greenwich. Yes, that's the Greenwich of "Greenwich Mean Time". I couldn't do much exploring this trip, since I'm not feeling that well and also since there's so little daylight at this time of year. But it looks like a very interesting part of London, and I'll definitely try to stay there again.

I'll share a couple of digital photos with you...taken at the Novotel Hotel in Greenwich, on Tuesday night.

(Click on each photo for a full-sized image.)
This was my view from the hotel window. I was looking north...and the cluster of bright buildings toward the right of the photo, in the distance, is Canary Wharf. In the foreground, you'll see the rail line that runs through Greenwich.

As I sat on the small couch in my hotel room, I noticed that the view in the bathroom window looked a lot like the city view I would get from my couch when I lived in Manhattan. Of course, in this case, the view was of Canary Wharf. It's not a great photo, but at least you'll get the idea.

So now I'm back home in Oxfordshire. There's no business travel scheduled for the next few weeks. And I'll try to blog more, too!



At 19 January, 2007 15:02 , Anonymous bronxboy said...

So maybe it isn't only the water in Mexico that cause the "effects"? Glad you are feeling better. We missed you.

At 19 January, 2007 19:34 , Blogger Wendy said...

Welcome back. Great photo!


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