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The greatest show on earth came to an end this week; that’s right folks, it’s sad to say but with the Olympics over, after a few days to come to terms with the loss, how are you feeling?
We read the Londonword’s post, London Pride and couldn’t agree more with the sentiments of Amy Baker. Unlike London Living, who were brimming with anticipation, she started out feeling completely indifferent to the whole affair but now that it is over she is just as sad as we are. It really was compelling being able to watch the greatest athletes the world has compete against each other in our capital city.
With team GB smashing all expectations it was two weeks where being British was one of life’s great privileges, allowing us to be unapologetic for a whole fortnight. But at least we only have a week to wait till the Paralympics.
Ealing has been home to something a little out of the ordinary this week, confusing residents and experts alike, a pink pigeon. It is completely confounding for scientists and experts alike with possibilities and plausible suggestions for the bird’s flamboyant feathers.
Bird expert Tim Webb from the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) confirmed that it is a pigeon, but cannot be certain why or where the bird picked up its wild plumage. The Mail Online has more details in their article but we have been more entertained by wondering what other colourful animals London could be hiding.
Now. Here. This. posted the colourful street animals London *should* have, using the pink pigeon as a starting point to imagine a whole menagerie of glow-in-the-dark tube mice and purple and blue squirrels. It may not be probable, but with a pink pigeon on the loose, anything is possible!
Weekends are a great opportunity to take in some culture and go to a museum or exhibition but why not try something a little different, like an alternative tour of London? Emm in London wrote a great post on her experience of just that.
Street art may not be to everyone’s taste and yes, it is illegal, but when it is done well it can be moving, provocative and even beautiful. It sounds like a great way to get an understanding of street art, which, whether we like it or not, seems to have a habit of popping up around our fair city. Not only did the tour just show the art but explained techniques and the stories behind them, with a great selection of pictures to go with a really good read.
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