Saturday, 11 August 2012

Coffee in the Shadow of a Battleship

Our neighbourhood park, Island Gardens, overlooks the river Thames. The park has an outdoor café, where we often go on weekends for breakfast or afternoon tea. The coffee is unexceptional, but I like the view of the river.

For the last few days though, a large, unattractive object has intruded on the view: a battleship is moored on the river as a safety measure for the Olympics.

There are other safety measures in place, besides the battleship. Surface-to-air missiles have been installed on the rooftops of apartment blocks, and people have been arrested for not smiling, and for ‘cycling in a group north of the river Thames’.


Shrabasti Banerjee said...

:O Oh dear. You must be glad to see the back of 'em games.

Spin said...

But ships are awesome!

Sroyon said...

@Shrabasti: Hmm, they did have some redeeming features though.

@Spin: I'm more of a train person :)