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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London
Posted by: Ian Wylie
Date/Time: 19/01/16 14:48:00

Thanks Birna...and Caroline.

I only managed to get to 19 of the 29 - it would have taken a fourth visit to do the other 10 as I spent quite some time at each one. 'Aquarium' - the telephone box fish tank - was an early favourite but I managed to see it on the night before the official opening when it was a relaxed spot with very few people around. It was, as you probably know, later closed off at times because of overcrowding. I also enjoyed Westminster Abbey very much and the general atmosphere in and around a Piccadilly closed to traffic.

But my favourite of all were Les Voyageurs (The Travellers) figures suspended in St James's Square. As it happened, some of them were placed close to the spot where WPC Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead in April 1984. As a young reporter I covered that shooting and spent much of the next 11 days, and nights, in St James's Square reporting on the Libyan Embassy Siege. Two of the 'travellers' in particular appeared, at least to me, to be keeping watch on the place where she fell and her subsequent memorial. So I found that rather poignant all these years later.

Did you have a favourite?

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Lumiere London14/01/16 14:58:00 Ian Wylie
   Re:Lumiere London14/01/16 14:59:00 Ian Wylie
      Re:Lumiere London15/01/16 17:43:00 Ian Wylie
         Re:Re:Lumiere London15/01/16 19:37:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London15/01/16 20:41:00 David Marles
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London17/01/16 10:11:00 Curzon Tussaud
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London17/01/16 12:38:00 Carl Wynne
   Re:Lumiere London17/01/16 17:23:00 Caroline MacMillan
      Re:Re:Lumiere London17/01/16 17:42:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London17/01/16 17:52:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 11:35:00 Ian Wylie
               Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 12:10:00 Caroline MacMillan
                  Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 13:27:00 Birna Helgadottir
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 14:48:00 Ian Wylie
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 15:02:00 Julian Pavey
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 16:25:00 Caroline MacMillan
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 16:33:00 Birna Helgadottir
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Lumiere London19/01/16 18:12:00 Ken Munn

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