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Category Archives: Cabbie’s Curios

Candid capital: The Transparent Woman

The Transparent Woman

This haunting training model for medical students was made in Dresden- then part of Communist East Germany- in 1980. It was restored in 2006 and is currently on long term loan to the Wellcome Collection on Euston Road. 

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Time Out Post: Five things you should know about the Battersea Peace Pagoda

My latest blog for Time Out London focuses on the wonderful peace pagoda which is located in Battersea Park. Please click here to read more.

Statue of Buddha at the Battersea Peace Pagoda.

Statue of Buddha at the Battersea Peace Pagoda.

A more detailed account of the pagoda’s history from one of my earlier blogs can be read here.

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Candid Capital: London Routemaster

Classic London Routemaster

London Routemaster

A classic London Routemaster bus waiting at Trafalgar Square, September 2015. According to its registration number- RM909– this particular vehicle first hit the capital in November 1961, running the 141 route between Palmers Green and London Bridge Station. It later saw service in Glasgow, Sheffield and Ireland and is now used for afternoon tea tours.