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9th Mar, 2008

It's amazing how much better life feels with a couple of 20 minute walks built into every day.

Which is all the time it takes to walk from Liverpool Street to Tate Modern (or vice versa) across the Millennium Bridge. Quicker than taking the bus. Much quicker than the tube.

It's just long enough to feel yourself moving freely, not so long that you get cold or footsore. The variety of scenery on the way's a bonus: St Paul's Cathedral and Mansion house; Tower Bridge down river and Blackfriar railway bridge upriver; elms on Victoria Road, birch trees outside Tate Modern; cormorants on the Thames and pigeons in the gutters; children skipping, tourists photographing, bits of bicycles chained to railings. Even No. 1 Poultry's pink-and-orange stripes have some charm when you're close enough to see the texture of the stone.

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alexmc
9th Mar, 2008 20:52 (UTC)
I think that would take me quite a bit longer than 20 minutes. I'll try it this week.
surliminal
9th Mar, 2008 23:45 (UTC)
yes I have a 20 min walk back and fro from work and I do like the feel of it. But like Alex I think I need slightly longer to really relax. especially on the way back when I'm depressed by work!
bluehairsue
10th Mar, 2008 12:53 (UTC)
That sounds good. I'm trying to persuade myself to ALWAYS walk to Churchfield and back when I'm working there (10 minutes, if that).
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