March, 2006

Ghosts

Posted on: March 25th, 2006 by robert No Comments

 

"The ghosts of souls long since departed from the city will remain for as long as someone remembers them."   Anon

A stalwart and historic symbol of this fair city is sadly soon to disappear from sight for good. The iconic Routemaster 'hop-on hop-off' bus will soon become ghosts of the streets of London after half a century in service thanks to Mayor Ken Livingstone, who ironically once professed that only a "dehumanised moron" would rid the city of them. The reason for such a dismal extinction is on account of apparent safety concerns, and their inaccessibility for disabled people. Though it's likely to be more the matter of expense at servicing a growing age old particular type of vehicle.... Read More