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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Saturday, 12 January 2013

London: The Eye and the Shard (JP's visit cont)

The London Eye

The Shard

This is the second post offering suggestions for the forthcoming visit to London by Jean-Pierre, a Loire vigneron. One of the suggestions in the first post was taking a bus tour round the tourist spots. Another way of getting to know London is to go on either the London Eye, near County Hall, or going up the recently opened Shard, for the moment the tallest building in London. Both are only really worth doing on a clear day.  

Water droplets on an Eye-pod (above and below)

The pods  

 Lift off with the sun descending behind Big Ben

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

 Charing Cross Station 

Hungerford Bridge 
 The City of London (financial centre) includes the Gherkin

 County Hall

 Inside the pod

The Strada Building@The Elephant & Castle

 The Shard under construction

The upper part of the Shard during construction

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