Thursday, 13 August 2015

A Colourful #London Day

With our Daily Constitutional archive now bulging with more than 3,500 posts, we've decided to spend the long summer days of August sharing some of our favourite moments from the past seven years. We hope you enjoy them!

London Walks' Pen David Tucker leads a double life as London Walks' Lens. here he is with a post from July 2013…

Question: Why does this place have the reputation of being grey and colourless?

Statement: Age cannot wither nor custom stale her (London’s) infinite variety.

Paddy Power & Mr. Chen himself. Do combinations come any more potent? 

I wasn’t kidding.

Oh, that’s why. The reputation, I mean.

Notes: The yellow peril biker is the yellow peril biker. The guards, young and old, came together to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Mr. Chen is Mr. Chen. The future monarch is – well, we’re all anxiously awaiting her or him. But it’s also, of course, a bagatelle of uniquely British humour, tapping, as it does, into this country’s rich compost of skepticism, lightness of touch, wryness, irony, fun, mockery, history, tongue-in-cheekness, and the past. The sun-drenched brolly, bowler hat, and purposeful stride is a bit of 1930s London whooping it up out on – and compliments of – a Day Release Time Warp.

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