Down Street Station, London, W1

Down Street in Mayfair was a tube station between 1907 and 1932 when it was closed due to lack of passengers; the locals clearly too posh to use public transport.  During WW2 it was used for cabinet meetings prior to work being completed on the Cabinet War Rooms under Whitehall.  When the Cabinet moved out it was taken over by the Railway Executive Committee who ran the movement of goods and people from this safe bunker.

TfL would like to let the space but in the meantime they are running tours revealing to the public for the first time how life was in this illustrious but secret station.  If you fancy a tour find your credit card and book HERE.

A wider history of the station can be found HERE.

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City Photo Walk – July 2016

Walk 4 – Thursday 7 July 2016–Green Park Station to Westminster Bridge

We met at 18.30hrs at Green Park Tube Station and proceeded to St James Street taking in St James Place and down to The Mall via Marlborough Road.  We spent some time in St James Park before moving onto the government buildings to the east of the park, Parliament Square and Westminster Bridge before finishing with a drink at The Red Lion, Parliament Street SW1.

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Yosemite,CA

We drove across from Mammoth via Tioga Pass, Tuolumne Meadows and the magical Olmsted Point.  When we arrived at the village the roads were jammed due to visit of President Obama.  Later we watched his three helicopters leave as we headed for Glacier Point.

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Bodie, CA

We first saw Bodie of a Ray Mears TV show; the town the folks left behind.  Mining was in decline at the start of WWII and the townsfolk were relocated to work on the war effort.  They never returned…   More about Bodie – http://www.bodie.com

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