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The TRLE London Mini-Meet

Post by Marksdad » 23 Aug 2010 00:44

Hello all.
A few of us got together at the weekend to explore some of Lara's old stomping grounds :)
Myself,Michael P,Von Cory,Buck,Gandalf,Moonpooka and an Official Photographer spent Sunday literally following in her footsteps: we went treasure hunting in the overgrown ruins of a church;explored the crypt of All Hallows;visited the long-abandoned Aldwych Tube Station;went to Thames Warf (or as close as we could);and ended up at St. Pauls.
Many photographs over the next few days from the various attendee's,but here are a few that I took for starters:

Entering the Crypt of All Hallows (Gandalf,Michael and Moonie):

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It was narrow and cramped down there! (Michael and Buck):

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An extremely atmospheric ruinous Church where we went Treasure Hunting:

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Inside the ruins,Michael and Buck taking a breather:

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You can't really resist this opportunity,can you? :

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The long abandoned Aldwych Tube Station.Closed to the public for many years now,you really need to search it out :

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Proof! :

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Gandalf,Buck and Michael outside St. Pauls Cathedral:

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St. Pauls Cathedral:

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Gandalf and Michael:

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Tower Bridge - Moonpooka's son Vince (AKA 'The Photographer'),Moonpooka,Marksdad,Von Cory:

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Inside the Crypt of All Hallows:

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Gandalf in the ruined Church:

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Moonpooka,Marksdad,VonCory:

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More to come from the other members of the mini-meet in due course (and with thanks to Buck for some of his pictures and for being such a superb Tour Guide :2thumbsup: )

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Re: The TRLE London Mini-Meet

Post by mugs » 23 Aug 2010 03:15

oh! such fun to see you all ! and what a great tour ! very inspirational for future levels. thank you Ian !
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Re: The TRLE London Mini-Meet

Post by vimmers » 23 Aug 2010 05:23

good to see that the different meetings still being holding alive
and good job buck
i like the pic with the tomb cos u see the sunbulb

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Post by Dutchy » 23 Aug 2010 09:46

Lovely pics... Didn't get an invite... :beadyeyes:
vimmers wrote: i like the pic with the tomb cos u see the sunbulb
Yeah, but a stretched texture on the left too :D
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Post by eTux » 23 Aug 2010 11:42

Excellent, looks like you had fun :2thumbsup: Looking forward to the remaining pictures :) (love the one where the arrow with "London's scariest attraction!" points to Michael :D :lol: )

Seems like there can't be enough TR meetings for some folks :D But I suppose I should be one to talk with my mini-Ljubljana meet, Amsterdam meet and Bad-Grund meeting this year alone :innocent:

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Post by Gerty » 23 Aug 2010 12:16

Great pics Ian, we want more :D

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Re: The TRLE London Mini-Meet

Post by Moonpooka » 23 Aug 2010 14:43

Here are some more piccies then :D

All Hallows 1 - group pics..
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a group discussion on architecture :anxious:
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you will always find an old church situated between the modern buildings. It's quite uncanny
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a beautiful building with three stone horses in front of it. We couldn't go inside, but when you looked through the gates it was quite spooky - i could imagine Lara exploring it
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All Hallows 2 - because there are in fact two of them - and this is the one we are sure Lara visited as it's much bigger than the first one
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the many model boats you see inside are replicas of real boats, and are placed there so that the congregation can pray for the crew and/or sailors lost at sea

down in the crypts :freakout:
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then on to Tower Bridge and the memorial to the Great Fire of London
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and that beautiful hidden garden
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inside, there is also an insect hotel where various insects live and are able to replenish their supplies. I wasn't going to look too far into that tho LOL
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London Bridge
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and another strole
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ah, of course a group huggle by the Tomb poster
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erm, and an invisible man :shifty:
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on to St Pauls
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exhausted
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then sadly, we had to say goodbye to Michael and Regina :(
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and proceeded on to Ludgate and Aldwych
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saying goodbye to Buck :(
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and heading back to the carpark, i spotted some concrete bunnies, so i just had to get a pic :D
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Hope you enjoyed the pics :2thumbsup: Hopefully we will do this again soon and maybe some more of you can come along. It was wonderful to meet everyone. I hadn't met Buck or the lovely Regina before and it was so nice to meet them. I have to say a huge thanks to Buck for being such a fab tour guide and teaching me so much about London that i never knew, and to Ian for his taxi service and his amazing sat-nav :lol:
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Post by Von Cory » 23 Aug 2010 15:58

Thanks to the photographer for taking the picture when I blinked or looked away :-P
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Post by Hitsumei » 23 Aug 2010 16:23

Great pictures! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time in London. :)
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Post by mugs » 23 Aug 2010 16:28

Terrific ! Thank you Moonie (lovely as ever girl !) and what a wonderful-looking couple are Michael and Regina :love:!
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Post by Moonpooka » 23 Aug 2010 17:43

Von Cory wrote:Thanks to the photographer for taking the picture when I blinked or looked away :-P
Hence the reason for having two of each pic :lol:
mugs wrote:and what a wonderful-looking couple are Michael and Regina
Yes indeed :2thumbsup:
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Post by Dutchy » 23 Aug 2010 17:51

Great Pics, thanks for sharing :2thumbsup:

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Post by Sylwia » 23 Aug 2010 19:17

Fantastic photos. I was once in London but only for one day, so I was able to see only Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus :roll: I love old English architecture, this garden is just amazing :-o :heart: And how nice you won't forgotten Tomb Raider memories, Aldwych and All Hallows :2thumbsup:

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Post by MichaelP » 23 Aug 2010 20:15

Yes indeed - it has been great to meet Val again - more than 5 years (!!) after the Big London Meet, and Cory again after an even slightly longer period.
Amazing how Val has grown up over time, while Cory still looks as young and beautiful as ever - or was it the other way round...? :D :D

Very glad it worked out seeing Ian as well, after we did not manage to get together at the TR Meeting this year and of course big THANKS to Buck for his hospitality over the weekend! We had a blast! :)

For more pics from Regina and myself you can check this gallery here: http://www.mprager.de/gallery2

And not to forget that Buck has posted his pics as well: http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/buckcw/OnLaraSTrails#
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Re: The TRLE London Mini-Meet

Post by mugs » 23 Aug 2010 20:45

what a great collection of photos from all of you ! Thank you so much for sharing them and indulging me in a few comments left behind.
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