Saturday Snapshot: Random London

I’ve had London on my mind quite a bit lately, probably because I’m going there in September!  I’ve been loving all the Paris photos that have been turning up in Saturday Snapshot this month, but I thought I’d represent the other side of the Channel today.  I have lots of photos from my last trip, and I could give you all my beautiful landmark photos–and maybe I will another week–but today I feel like giving you the random ones instead. 🙂

These statues are at the British Museum, and are just begging to be captioned, “If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs…”  With thanks to Rudyard Kipling!

This is a book vending machine, which just seems like a fantastic idea–not so much for the convenience (you can buy books lots of places) but for the mindset of it.  Why shouldn’t books be as readily accessible as unhealthy food?

I’m a fan of the Running Green Man.  That’s what I call him, and he shows up on signs here and there.  Stick figures in America are always walking so sedately.  All this fellow is trying to indicate is the direction of the exit, but he seems to be heading towards it at full-tilt.

I think I’ll make that my exit for the day too.  Head over to At Home with Books for more Saturday Snapshots!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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25 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Random London

  1. OK… I kind of love funny stick figure signs.

    Hang on a second. You’re going to London in September. You said you were going to see Les Mis in September. Are you… are you going to see it in London? I’m crying.

  2. Louise says:

    Thanks for the London shots. Of course the world’s attention will shift to London later in the week. How wonderful to have a trip to look forward to soon.

  3. We’re thinking of going to London next year so I really enjoyed these photos!

    I liked that the exit signs in Ireland were green. That makes so much more sense than the red ones we have here.

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  4. I love the idea of a book vending machine! I imagine they’d be very popular in airports and train stations.

    My Snapshot

  5. Hee! I love your caption for the statues! And a book vending machine–what a brilliant idea!

    Here’s my Snapshot.

  6. The Marbles are so neat to look at – one of my favorite things from when we visited London years ago. That book vending machine is awesome!

  7. Wow, great idea…book vending machine. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  8. The book vending machine reminded me of the Red Box dvd kiosks everywhere here.

  9. irene says:

    Wonderful post, love the first photo and caption, and a bookvending machine. Awesome.

  10. dianem57 says:

    Love the book vending machine. Why don’t we have those here? (At least in major metropolitan cities – I could see one easily fitting in at Grand Central Station in NY City!) 🙂

  11. I’ve never seen a book vending machine. I’m sure we don’t have them in Staffordshire or Birmingham, but it’s a great idea – definitely better than crisps or pop! My Snapshot is at

  12. Kailana says:

    See, I think I would buy a book from that vending machine just because it is not something we can do here… And probably do like a photo story of the process. 🙂

  13. The vending machine is brilliant. I love the caption for the first photo- it just fits brilliantly!

  14. BermudaOnion says:

    I love the vending machine!!

  15. Arti says:

    Yes, what an apt caption! And a book vending machine… where did you find that?

  16. The Novel Idea is so cool.. like you said, just because it is…. 🙂

  17. trish says:

    That book vending machine is wonderful! Although, I think I would still prefer to flip through a book before I purchase it.

  18. Leslie says:

    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen a book vending machine but I do like the concept.

  19. Eugenia says:

    That’s a great caption! Are those the Elgin Marbles? I kept meaning to go see them but always got distracted among the Mesopotamians and Egyptians!

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