I went to see David Blaine yesterday. It really wasn’t that interesting in the end, but it was a good excuse to head down to the Thames. I walked from London Bridge, past Southwark Cathedral and Borough Market, then along the Queen’s Walk. I knew it was somewhere near the GLC building and Tower Bridge, but I thought the box was over the Thames, so it took a surprisingly long time to come into view. There were lots of other people there to have a look. I didn’t see any hecklers, everyone seemed neutral or supportive. His box moved in the wind a lot more than I thought. I wonder if he’ll have ‘sea legs’ when he comes down (assuming he hasn’t secretly already).
I still think it’s sick to starve yourself for profit when so many people around the world are dying of starvation.
The view as you approach…
Approching from Queen's Walk
A closer view with Tower Bridge in the background.
Tower Bridge in background
There’s always someone trying to make some money.. this guy was selling roses ‘for David Blaine’. The price seemed to depend on how much of a tourist he thought you were.
Peddlars around the box
He must be real because he moves! A feeble victory sign.
Blaine moves
A newer London icon, the Greater London Council building.
Greater London Council

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  1. Sandrine says:

    If you like David Blaine, check this out:
    It’s hilarious!

  2. Sandrine says:

    I meant, the link is if you don’t like David Blaine. I managed to kill him and ended in a cool techno party!!!
    Could anyone say what this guy is doing in that cage???

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