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Monday, January 30, 2006

Chinese New Year on the London Underground

Chinatown on the Underground

Yesterday there were big
celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square and Soho in London. (See Mecca's blog entry and photos)

China in London - London Underground Poster


Leceister Square Tube was heaving by the time I left and strangely the British Transport had a little stall in the station with some of their sniffer dogs on "display"

It was a very different atmposphere to the last time I had seen so many sniffer dogs around (the aftermath of the London Bombings) and people were petting the dogs.

Transport Police at Leicester Square Tube Station with Dogs


You were also almost positively encouraged to take pictures of them. No one gave me a second glance when I forgot to turn of my flash when taking the picuture above. And I wasn't given a severe repremand by taking a picture of the policeman below, unlike one of the last times I took pictures of the police on the London Underground!

Transport Police at Leicester Square Tube Station with Dogs 2


It's good to see times have changed!


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