13 July, 2006

The route of the number 17 bus in pictures

Route of the number 17 bus #1
Starting at London Bridge station the bus drives very slowly down London Bridge Street (which is a very short and very busy road indeed)....
Route of the number 17 bus #3
...turning right at the lights we touch briefly on Borough High Street, looking here towards the approach to London Bridge...
Route of the number 17 bus #4
Stop to pick up a load of people (even though we've only just started) and then across London Bridge itself (although the road is actually called King William Street)...
Route of the number 17 bus #5
(peer right now to see up the Thames into the sunrise, spotting Tower Bridge in the distance)...there were people sitting to my left, but had I looked that way you see Blackfriars Station and railway bridge)...
Route of the number 17 bus #6
(armed, of course, with trusty metro)
Route of the number 17 bus #7
Next it's a sharp left turn into Cannon Street (dodging suicidal commuters running across the road) and pick up loads more people at Cannon Street station (bus is now full and standing)...(look in the distance and you can just about see St. Pauls Cathedral in the background)...
Route of the number 17 bus #8
We take a cheeky nip up Friday Street (it's a one way system there)...
Route of the number 17 bus #9
...then back onto Cannon Street for the approach to St. Pauls...(bus slowly emptying)...
Route of the number 17 bus #10
...next it's down Ludgate Hill (past City Thameslink station)...
Route of the number 17 bus #11
...then up Farringdon High Street...
Route of the number 17 bus #12
...turning left into Stonecutter Street (that's Sainsbury's Store Support HQ in the background, it's even got a mini supermarket on the ground floor)... ;)
Route of the number 17 bus #13
Turn right at the statue of the gentleman on a horse, then up St Andrew Street past the Holborn Viaduct where it becomes Holborn...(by now bus is deserted)...
Route of the number 17 bus #14
At the Holborn tube first visible we turn right onto the Grays Inn road...
Route of the number 17 bus #15
And follow it allllllll the way into Kings Cross proper...
Route of the number 17 bus #16
...where we get stuck in traffic for ages...
Route of the number 17 bus #17
...after this we pull into York Way where the bus fills back up again with all the people from Kings Cross station...(I had to stop shooting here cos it was time to pack up my bag and get off! ;)

From here it's just a quick trot to the office...made it to my desk just before 9am today (although the traffic is a factor obviously!)...

5 comments:

Daniel said...

I love those two stations. I used to live on Argyle Street as a student and could see the St Pancras clock tower out of my window. Handy when I didn't have my watch on.

:D

Daniel said...

I really love that last photo. It brings so many memories back.

Is it ok if I dl a copy? I notice in Firefox Flickr won't let me, so I'll have to use the old IE workaround.

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Help yourself Daniel! ;)

nate said...

nice photostory.
I was in Kings Cross a few weeks ago..mmm..

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Oh thanks Nate... ;) Hell, we should have had a drink... ;)