I was on the Millennium Bridge the other day during sunset. It is a great place to walk, between St Paul’s and the Tate Modern, and to stop and think for a moment whilst overlooking the Thames. Lots of time to think however not enough energy to do so. That’s how I feel at this moment.
I am putting together a post regarding everything that’s happening right now, but admittedly I have been putting it off. I hope to have it up this week though. It isn’t that I don’t want to talk about it, more finding where to start. And I am mentally drained by this year as well. Typing feels like walking through thick mud at the minute but I am easing back into it.
So here is a short post about a recent wander. Something I have always enjoyed talking about and walking is really helping keep me sane right now. It is also very interesting to see how the city has changed and is evolving over time, now more lively than it has been for months.
Kings Cross is a short walk from me with a movie connection to the Millennium Bridge. Can you guess the connection?
That’s right, Harry Potter. Brownie Points if you can name the movies they both appear in!
During the lockdown the powers that be have decided to take down the Platform 9 3/4 attraction and replace it with a bench. Not much of a surprise, but I was intrigued to know what it would look like today. Would they have boxed it up or fenced it off??
Neither, just taken it off the wall completely.
For anyone unfamiliar, this is what it looks like normally. I am hoping it returns soon.
I would love to know how many train stations around the world have cool little features like this one. Airports such as Singapore Airport have made the waiting game cool, offering something new and exciting to look at whilst waiting for a flight. More train stations should do the same in my opinion!
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Platform 9 3/4 during London’s lockdown 🚂 . . . Speaking of Harry Potter (in my story), I went to Kings Cross during London’s lockdown as it’s only a 20 minute walk from my home. Turns out they have taken away the tourist attraction and replaced it with a bench. I’m hoping that this is only a temporary move, however I wonder how long it will stay this way 🧙♂️ . . . #harrypotter #harrypotterfandom #platform9¾ #kingscross #kingscrossstation #reflectionphotography #urbanphotography #mylondon #london4all #londoncityworld #londontown #england🏴 #londonlife #londonliving #travel #traveldiary #cityviews #streetphotography #photography #mydarlinglondon #londoncalling #londonblogging #presetlightroom #londonist
Have you seen the Platform 9 3/4 attraction in London Kings Cross? Do you think they will reinstall it?
Let me know what you think of it’s fate… and I hope you are all having a great week, whatever Hogwarts House you’re in 😉
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I am somewhat limited as to what I can do in London, but I aim to post as much as I can during this time. I promise to have some great posts coming your way once this is all over as I continue to explore London.
Stay safe and happy blogging!
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