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Geoff’s Twitter Updates for 2008-04-01

  • Pickup arranged in Les Gets – loads of snow – board into village even 🙂 A good finish to season #
  • @stephtara thanks for the flickr twit – works really well #
  • impre #
  • impressive 100mins after leaving cambridge I’m checked in at London city airport 🙂 #
  • London city airport is amazing ulta friendly probably 200 steps from train to departure gate. Reminds me off stansted pre- rogers building #
  • @martincoles yep currently at lcy be in les gets 5ish I guess. I have a couple of free tickets for avoriaz if les gets is bad 🙂 #
  • Now arrived in Les Gets – Apartment beautifully clean – snow into village looking promising for next few days #
  • @martincoles Fancy meeting up in The Irish Bar at say 9pm? #
  • Twitter meet up in Les Gets tonight at 9pm in the Irish Bar – all welcome 🙂 #
  • @martincoles Irish bar closed over at The Boomerang 🙂 #
  • First twitter meetup in Les Gets and maybe the first in France! – photo at #
  • @sallyinnorfolk Hills? Where did you go babe 🙂 #
  • @loiclemeur Tell them about my twitter meet up in Les Gets 74260 🙂 #

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Kings Parade lighting – again

As a follow on from my December post on Kings Parade lighting. I’m pleased to record a bit of progress.

Whilst doing one of my experimental Cambridge Walks (this mornings was to try and walk from the railway station to the river and back without seeing any modern shops and using all the old passageways and parks) we happened to see one of the first modern street lights on Kings Parade.
modern light in dayTop of lampModern light at night
Seems a big improvement on this:

Old light
All though, it has to be said the lighting, for such an historic street, is still a chaotic mess. Why does Great St. Marys church require 4 huge high intensity lamp standards? Maybe we should go and remove ALL street lighting and silly posts marking the end of parking bays (surely they can be screwed to walls or the kerb?) installed after 1970 thus saving the council large amounts of money and cleaning up the street!