online: 15 august 2014
modified: 15 august 2014
19 june 2014 changing weather
...only a few people here today... one of whom is generating zooming
sounds as his kite ascends and descends... against a sky of grey cloud
that reaches ground level to the east and to the south... and is
...it's hiding the tall buildings in the distance... and now it's
condensing at ground level here also... and soon i expect rain...
...but the air is quite warm and sunlight is almost...(words
missing)... only four of the ten viewing benches are occupied...
...and a swiftly-walking man smiles and waves as he says 'hello
there'... while passing close to where i'm writing...
...now the wind speed has changed and the tall buildings are slowly
...a young man wearing only blue shorts and a backpack pauses to adjust
it... then he continues walking...
...the wind speed increases and i decide to continue walking also...
...aware of high quality of work to modernise London Overground as i
travel home on it today... reading the latest literature about the
improvements (longer trains and platforms and many small ergonomic
...i feel encouraged by this evident putting of people first... (before
profit or managerial convenience)... a slow change in the culture... but
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