Friday, December 13, 2013

some Reuters photos

A boat on the River Thames passes the Houses of Parliament, in heavy fog in central London December 11, 2013.
REUTERS/Olivia Harris
A pro-European integration protester walks between a riot police line in Kiev December 11, 2013. Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev on Wednesday where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Russia.
REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
A soldier guards a closed road as military outriders escort the funeral cortege carrying the coffin of former South African President Nelson Mandela close to the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where he will lie in state, December 11, 2013. Thousands of people lined the streets as a procession of police motorcycles lead the black hearse carrying Mandela's coffin, which was draped in the South African flag.
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach


  1. Lovely pic of the fog on the Thames..the view from our window and balcony was just like that yesterday, except of course that our Thames view does not include the Houses Of Parliament.
    It was very quiet because London Heathrow ( 12 miles away ) was fogbound.

  2. Peter -- I posted the fog pic in part because it occurred to me how well it fits with my own ridiculous and stereotypiingl view of "foggy London town."

  3. Heavy fog is far less common now Adam compared to when I was a kid. Things improved after the passing of a Clean Air Act when various emissions were outlawed ..the big difference was a general movement away from coal fires in a domestic setting.
    Nowadays when fog occurs it is entirely a meterological matter, cold and warm air coming together to produce a 'bathroom' effect.
    When it does occur its deliciously Dickensian and Jack-The-Ripperish.

  4. Somehow Sherlock Holmes could not be Sherlock Holmes in my mind without the fog....