People are the backbone of blogging. It has been a joy to discover new people around the globe, make virtual friends, get to know people that I may never meet face to face.
Thank you all for following my ramblings, for the likes and comments and encouragement. Happy blogging everyone 🙂
Generally, I’m not comfortable taking photos of random people, strangers, but sometimes, I just have too!
The Shard is the tallest building in Britain, with viewing platforms on levels 68 to 72. London is spread below, with the River Thames winding through the city.
We looked down on the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.
We looked down on St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and other bridges across the river.
We looked down on the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, but looking into the sun, we saw our own reflections.
We looked up into the blue, blue sky. We looked around at the champagne bar and other visitors.
We also visited the “Loo with the View” the most distinctive toilets I’ve seen 🙂
Today I went to a house auction for the first time. Just for the experience.
We had a quick look inside the three bedroom house built in 1890. Large rooms with such high ceilings.
The auction process took place out on the pavement and street. Bidders had to register and therefore had a number card to raise. The auctioneer gave out the legal details, deposit amount required today, completion in forty five days. The bidding started at $500,000 increased in $10,000 jumps, a few people dropped out, increased further in $5,000 jumps, then in $1,000. A couple of agents were on the phone representing bidders from interstate or overseas. The house sold at $640,000.
It was a fascinating and exciting process, an interesting way to sell a property.And I’ve ticked another thing off my “new things to do” list.