bus number 15

7 Mar

London
8.14am 7.3.13 Thursday
The flood due to broken water pipes that happened recently in regents st, the one that joins Piccadilly circus to oxford circus, must still be causing delays, and disruptions. Because the bus 15 which I wanted to take yesterday night did not come at all.

It dawned on me that the bus 15 which come from the east may be diverted and only goes to Trafalgar square and turned back, rather than go on further to Ladbroke grove. (correction. it ends at conduit st,near hamleys toy store in regent st no wonder they turn the bus round at trafalgar square. i wonder where i got this idea that it goes to ladbroke grove…)

so I took another bus and we overtook the bus 15 at aldwych.

There were still some people waiting at that previous bus stop where I was, who did not know. Hope they realise what is happening.

One clue to tell if the bus u want is travelling on that section is to see whether there are any buses with that number coming along the other side of the road in the opposite direction. If there are none, u can suspect that route has been diverted.

This bus 15 must be a replacement bus, because it was an old route master, no doors, but a open standing platform at the back, and has its pull string stop,(which did not work) and there was a bus conductor, who did not check our ticket. It made me think I have fallen through a time hole and ended up in old Britain.

It was only going to the tower of London. Usually it carries on to blackwall and the tunnel. But I only wanted to go to the tower so that was allright.

The route through the city of London made me realise it has been undergoing a transformation. I have not gone there for a long time. And still think of it as Victorian blocks. And narrow side streets.
The side streets remain but the small Victorian buildings have gone.

A big hole in the ground from some kind of big building project, and lots of block like office buildings, with huge windows shining with white light and showing office chairs, and white bare walls and ceiling.

I took the bus at about 6.30pm so there were lots of office workers walking about.

Later, when I came back at about 10pm, it was desserted. And the road was shiny from the rain that had come down earlier, and which has settled down to a barely noticeable drizzle.

It felt rather warm, and I found out from the website that it was about 12C.

It is 8.7C now. 8.37am.

Very pleasant even though it is cloudy and misty.

We had bright sunny blue sky weather a few days ago, when it was 16.8C. So it does look like we are getting into spring.

We might have a short cold dip later, but I think I can safely assume that spring is on the way.

It is rather nice to live here, for this kind of variety of weather.

That is why we tend to talk of it quite often, as it changes and a lot of us like that.

I do anyway.

The daffodils are not out yet, that is when you know spring is really here.
The camellias are out now.

2 Responses to “bus number 15”

  1. aguywithoutboxers Thursday March 7, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    This reminds me, I need to send a photo of my gloves for you.

    • alifesgayventure Thursday March 7, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      yes please do, or better still , post them in your blog. it is fun to see what others find or buy. at least that is what i think. haha.

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