Who won the week for me this week has to be the two heroic guys on London Bridge who ran after and successfully stopped in his tracks a knife-wielding terrorist who had just murdered two people and injured three more in a nearby building before making his escape.
One hero was armed with a fire extinguisher, the other with a narwhal tusk he’d ripped off the wall before giving chase. They held the terrorist at bay until armed police arrived on the scene and, fearing he was wearing a suicide vest, shot him dead on the pavement where he lay.
The best of us, stopping the worst of us from causing more harm to others. The needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few – or in this case, the two. Thank you, guys, for showing bravery above and beyond the call of duty.
I’m sitting here in my comfortable living room in my quiet little bungalow in Inverness, watching the news unfold of yet another possible terrorist attack in Central London – London Bridge again. One man, it seems, wearing a fake suicide vest and shot dead by police at the scene…
This is one of the things I definitely don’t miss about living in London, the threat of such potential incidents unfolding around you while you are simply getting on with your everyday life. There’s absolutely nothing you can do about it to avoid it, you simply have to remain vigilant of disturbances and be prepared to react as necessary when things happen, because you never know what you may find yourself in the middle of… 😦
Here in the UK, our postal system livery is red – Pillar Box Red, to be exact! You post your letter in a post box, often found outside a post office, then a postman (male or female, because let’s face it postperson just sounds silly) in a van comes round at set times to empty the box and collect the post to be taken to the sorting office. After sorting all the post into individual delivery rounds, more postmen walk their rounds street by street, positioning their large lockable trolley at the end of each somewhere to keep the post secure, and delivering your post (via a heavy shoulder bag) directly through your door 🙂
Images taken in and around Leytonstone, East London 🙂
I was really chuffed that I managed to capture a plane, a train, and more than one automobile in this shot – but on getting home I realised the plane looks no more than a tiny white speck in the sky, at the very top of the image about half way across. But a plane it is, nevertheless! 🙂