I completed Flâneurs Dreamwidth Community June Challenge III.(d) in Brighton, using the slightly altered instructions of taking the first left and then the first right, and so on.

I was in Brighton to visit the sewers, which I definitely recommend visiting, and then went for a walk up the pier and played DDR, before deciding to embark on this challenge.

My start point was in an alleyway. The rain had stopped, but it was still humid. I found Donald Duck and an octopus, but I did not find the dragon graffiti which was the portal on Ingress that I was looking for.

Octopus

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I completed the Flâneurs Dreamwidth community challenge II. (c) - visit your local council's website and follow a walking route.

Last year, I followed a route in the borough of London that I live in: Richmond-upon-Thames, but this year I decided to choose a neighbouring borough and looked at the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames council website at Walking routes around the borough.

I chose the Hogsmill Walk - A walk along part of the Hogsmill Valley to Tolworth Court Farm.

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It was a rainy day in Nottingham, but by the evening, the weather had started to clear up, so I decided to go for a walk. Earlier in the day, I got a map from Tourist Information. I decided to do a beer glass walk, so turned a glass upside down and drew around it on the map.

I tried to follow the outline I had drawn as closely as possible.

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I completed the Flâneurs June challenge III. (d) on Thursday evening, with a few variations.

Instead of using the instructions, "take the first left, then the second right, then the first left, and so on," I wrote an app for the Pebble watch that would randomly display one of the following when I pressed a button:
Take the first left
Take the first right
Take the second left
Take the second right

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I decided to attempt bus challenge I.(c) again - get on the first bus that comes along, then get off after n stops, and then get on the next bus that comes along and get off after n stops, and so on.

I have done this challenge before, and decided to use the same conditions I have three times before: My start point is opposite Westminster Cathedral in London, and n is set to be 9.

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I wanted to go to the Howard Griffin gallery, so decided to turn it into a Beer Glass Walk. (Flâneurs June Challenge II(d): Beer glass walk).

Lots of pictures of street art )
I leapt out of my office building and stood outside swirling my cat-shaped phone around, to try to make the compass on it work.

I decided to attempt Flâneurs June Challenge III.(a): Travel to or from your workplace one day using a completely different route to any you've ever used before.

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For the Flâneurs June Challenge with the theme of Doing Something Different, I used the instructions for III.(d), but with modifications. I decided to start at the very centre of London, and to take the first left, and then the first right, as opposed to the second.

I got to the roundabout near Charing Cross that is supposedly the centre of London. (Or at least, where distances are measured from.) There was a statue of a man on a horse there - King Charles I. Bagpipes were being played nearby. It seemed chaotic, tourists in every direction. Which was the first left? I didn't know. I walked around in circles, around the statue, at least three times.

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Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] nou and [livejournal.com profile] rjw1's bus challenge tweets, on June 7th, I decided to attempt the Dreamwidth Flâneurs Community June challenge I.(c) again - get on the first bus that comes along, then get off after n stops, and then get on the next bus that comes along and get off after n stops, and so on.

I have done this challenge before, and decided to use the same conditions I have twice before, to see what changed.

My start point was again opposite Westminster Cathedral in London, and n was set to be 9.

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I decided to attempt the Flâneurs Community on Dreamwidth's June Challenge II. (c) - Visit the local council's website and do the first walk listed.

I looked on my local council's website for walks and it gave me results such as:

Cholmondeley Walk
Health walks run by volunteers
Walking initiatives for schools
Clamping down on irresponsible dog walkers
And so on.

None were quite what I was looking for, so I searched some more, and still failed to find a walk, so then used a search engine to look for walks in my local borough, and it gave me: Outdoor Activities in Richmond upon Thames

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of June, and there are challenges to be done in the Flâneurs Community on Dreamwidth:

You could take the first bus that comes along, and then get off after a certain amount of stops, and get on the next bus that comes along, and so on.

You could follow a railway line.

You could travel home from work using a completely different route to one you've used ever before.

You could go for a walk and take the first left, then the second right, and so on.

There are other challenges also: June Challenge: 2014 version.

Here are some I've done in previous years: flâneurs challenges.
A few weeks ago, I attempted another bus themed challenge (June Challenge: I (c)), using the same conditions as last time:
n = 9.
Start point = Opposite Westminster Cathedral, on Victoria Street, in London.

I got on the first bus that came along, and then got off at the 9th stop, and then got on the next bus that came along, and so on.

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Sometimes I take a train from Victoria to Clapham Junction and then change there, but on Monday, I decided to instead stay on the train until it terminates. This was for the Flâneurs June Challenge, with the theme of Doing something different.

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Saturday evening, I attempted theme 1: buses for the Flâneurs June challenge. I chose to do I.(c) with n as 9. I got on the first bus that came along, and then get off at the 9th stop, and then got on the next bus that came along, and so on.

My starting point was opposite Westminster Cathedral, on Victoria Street, in London. I was quite excited about doing this challenge from Victoria, as I had the feeling that I could end up anywhere.

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In June, the Flaneurs community on Dreamwidth, has challenges.

I attempted challenge II.(d) - Beer glass walk. For a beer glass walk, you draw around an empty beer glass on a map, and then try to walk that circle as closely as possible.

My walk started by Hyde Park, then circled round through Little Venice, to Regent's Park, and then back down through Baker Street, and back to the start.

Photos of my walk )
On Tuesday, I did the Flâneurs June Challenge II.(a), which was to choose a rail terminus and follow the railway line from it. I was led from Richmond station to a snail reserve!

Description and photos )
Yesterday I did the Flâneurs June Challenge III.(d) - take the first left, then the second right, then the first left and so on. Photos on Flickr: Flâneurs - III.(d).
(Cross-posted to the Flâneurs Dreamwidth community.)

Description and map )

Buses

Jun. 20th, 2012 10:08 pm
The Flâneurs community on Dreamwidth has a number of June challenges, so today I attempted one of them, on the theme of buses.

1. I chose a number (n) between 3 and 20, and chose 3.
2. I then got on the first bus that came along.
3. I then got off the bus at the 3rd stop.
4. I then got on the next bus that stopped at that stop.
5. I then repeated the above steps.

I got on 10 buses in total, although only 9 of them were part of the challenge, as the final one was just in the direction of home.

More details and a map )

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