115. A Tale Of Two Cities*

by Jarvo Laysell March. 11, 2009 6254 views

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You can tell a lot about a place by the interactions it has with the outside world. Here we compare two places in England and the way the world engages with them.

*Yes, I know that Southend isn't a city having failed in it's bids for city status on 2000 and 2002. But with a population of 160,000 it is bigger than several of the UK's cities and I didn't want to let the facts stand in the way of a good title.

Canada has an embassy in London…

as does South Africa

and about 150 other countries.

The EU has offices in London.

London is still at the centre of “The Commonwealth”…

… whatever that means.

Nelson Mandela loves his visits to London,

… as does The Marharaja of India.

It appears that the Swiss must like London, at least two parts of the city are named after them.

The flamboyant French aim to have the biggest flag in the city.

But London doesn't have it all. The pirates have their embassy in Southend.

and it looks as if they've visited our house.

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Eric Abalea 8 years, 6 months ago

[i][b]Un petit faible pour la #11 ;-) ...normal!![/b][/i]
[i]A small weak-willed person for #11;-) [/i]

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set! I especially like 5 and 6.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 6 months ago

Excellent as always! They won't shoot me here if I start walking around with a camera, but I am afraid someone will call the police if I start taking lots of pictures of strip malls (the local version of Embassy Row).

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gillian 8 years, 6 months ago

I knew there was a reason why I haven't been to Southend - no wait a minute, is Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom there, that would make me visit!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 6 months ago

What a great idea for a post - just excellent!! You've captured so many amazing and colorful shots - wonderful place, London! Guess a Canadian flag was discovered....but an American flag ?? ;-)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nadir Hacamo 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set, great views! Thanks, my friend!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Aslan G. Aghdam 8 years, 6 months ago

I want pair of that gloves, Colorful and great shots!!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set...
I love it how your photos always tell a storry !!
Thanks for sharing ! ;o)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 6 months ago

A pirate embassy? Now I've heard everything! Fantastic set :-)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 8 years, 6 months ago

Oh and by the way #5 has a canadian flag right in the middle!!!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 8 years, 6 months ago

I added #5 to my favourites, great set

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