Japan, Tsunami’s and Tourists

Today I went on one of my ‘Coach hunts’ in central London, around Victoria and specifically Buckingham Palace Road.   A team of horses were pulling a carriage along the road and I set myself up to photograph it only to find massed ranks of Japanese tourists barging into my angle of view with no concern for anyone else around them… I wonder if any of them knew of the terrible events in their homeland? And if some of them will find they have no home when they return there 😦

I wish to extend my family’s sympathy to all who have lost family and friends in this natural disaster.



  1. okie.. what did you mean by ‘Coach Hunts’, Martin . was it a ususal stroll down the road?
    Japanese tourists must have heard abt it… that’s why they must be hurrying some whr.
    My sympathies for the bereaved families.
    Krazy Memoirs

    • Hi Rajiv,

      I felt the best way to answer you query about the Coach Hunts was to write a blog 😉 https://2e0mca.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/coach-hunts/

      I dont think the news had broken in England at the time when the tourists mentioned in this blog were getting in the way of my photograph of passing horses. I certainly wasn’t aware of the disaster – only found out when I got home.

      The reason they were rushing about was to photograph Buckingham Palace – home of Queen Elizabeth II – as part of their London Tour with Clarkes Coaches. Each stop off is time limited so they have to hurry.

      Hope I’ve answered all your questions 🙂

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