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Two new shields

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Alcohol Control Area at the Thames bank (a bit blurred .. how ironic):

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And a wonderful sign found at the portobello market:

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Written by jk

January 30, 2008 at 10:29 am

Posted in english, London, UK

12 Tog is for sweating

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Did you know there is a unit for measuring the warmth of a duvet (well, actually measuring thermal resistance) ?!

As the wikipedia entry put it neatly:

A tog is 0.1 m2K/W. In other words, the thermal resistance in togs is equal to ten times the temperature difference (in °C) between the two surfaces of a material, when the flow of heat is equal to one watt per square metre.

So, a lightweight duvet is about 4.5 Tog, while a winter duvet is in the range of 12.0 – 13.5 Tog.

Edit:

This might be more something for german readers.. I was told this is common knowledge :s

Written by jk

January 28, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Posted in english, UK

Portobello Market

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Gestern gingen wir zum Portobello Market .. dem scheinbar “world’s largest antique market”. Dieser findet jedem Samstag und Sonntag in Nottinghill statt. Von kitschigen antiken Möbeln und Kronleuchtern gibt es auch alles andere was man bei einem world’s largest market erwartet .. Strassenkünstler, Essen, und viele kleine sinnlose Strassenstände. Hier ein paar Bilder von Stu:

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Written by jk

January 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Posted in german, London, UK

Travel Time Map

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Just found a nice site about travel maps in London. The following map shows the travel time needed to arrive at work at the Department of Travel at 9am:

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Written by jk

January 24, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Posted in english, London, Travel, UK

Dark Alleys, shitty cams and lousy weather

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January 24, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Posted in english, german, London, UK

Rage Against The Machine

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Seen on Mile End Road:

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Huh, just noticed this now. What is this earphones plug doing there?! Listening to mp3 while withdrawing money or so..

Written by jk

January 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

Posted in english, London, UK

Pub Walk

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Letztes Weekend haben wir (die Schweizer Meetup Gruppe, wobei es mehr nicht-Schweizer als Schweizer hatte. Deutsche, Belgier, Australien, Italien, ..) einen London Pub Walk unternommen. Ich wusste überhaupt nicht was mich dabei erwartet .. ich dachte man geht von Pub zu Pub, bestaunt alte Holzdecken und trinkt dann jeweils ein Bier .. oder so. Dem war jedoch nicht so. Wir wanderten dem Themsen Südufer entlang, hörten ein paar Geschichten über Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Londoner Gefängnisse und anderes. Auf dem Weg machten wir stop in zwei Pubs, in eines der beiden werde ich bestimmt wieder einkehren.

Das Unternehmen London Walks bietet uebrigens den beruechtigten Jack The Ripper Walk an.

Written by jk

January 21, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Posted in german, London