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Holy smokes, Batman!

About a mile away from our workplace, we noticed this massive black cloud of smoke arising.  And it's now cast a massive shadow over all of East London.  Including our office.

Check it out here and video here.

Apparently it's an abandoned bus warehouse, on the Lee river, at the Olympic development site

 

I actually have some pics on my phone of the start of it.  It would have to wait til I get home tho.  But honestly, I'm sure the Beeb will have loads of them soon.   Where it is:


Here's a pic from a workmate's brother who works down at Greenwich:


Our office is on the far right side of the pic, in between/behind the orange building and the grey tower, with the dark brown roof:


ETA
.  I texted in my pic to the Beeb and it's in the gallery - here!  Caption is "Major fire in East London near Olympic site. Sent in by C Ung, Tower Hamlets.", jic it moves.  I was one of the earlier people to send in so it's at the back end - number 41 currently. 
ETA2. And of course I had to email my photography course teacher yesterday telling him I disobeyed the Photographer's 1st Law: Always Have Your Camera With You.

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lama_not_llama
Nov. 12th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
You totally have to go here - ImpyWar. One of The Best museums in London, Matt & I reckon. And it's minutes away from our house! (GoogleEarth its postcode SE1 7BJ and our house at London SW9 6EW!)

Plus, London is brilliant as most of the major museums are free! The Impy, The Brit, the Natural History, and more!

Edited at 2007-11-12 05:49 pm (UTC)
dexterette
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Free museums? We don't have those here!
lama_not_llama
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
I know! America = home of capitalism, right.

It's another reason why London is soooo great to live in! Yeah, there are heaps of sh*tty things, but so many cool things too! And the free museums aren't pokey little one-manned dustbunniecollectionpoints, but massive, well-funded, artifact-chokka venues!
dexterette
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
America = home of capitalism, right.

Yup.

I've heard the art museum in London is great, and they've got a huge display of Egyptian art. That's something I'd love to see.
lama_not_llama
Nov. 12th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
The Brit IS awesome. There's also galleries like the National, National Portrait, the two Tates.

Free. Free. Free!

You have to pay for special exhibitions, but the main museum/gallery is free.