I took a bus to Wapping and walked west along the Thames.
There's a part where you turn a corner and suddenly see Tower Bridge and the Shard and City Hall and loads of boats with tall masts - in that sunshine and the blue blue sky it was dazzling.
I had just recovered from my initial dazzlement and resumed walking when a young French couple came around the corner, I knew they were French because he went totally over the top and shouted
(that's French for wow!)
and then more noise and then silence while she shrugged and went
and he stared at her and there was an argument which got louder and I heard him say
Non, on n'a pas ça a Paris
and then he walked off
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