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We went to have a look at the reopened Dome yesterday, with, it seemed half the population of South London. We'd not been before.

Although you can see the Dome from most of South London, when you get there it's actually smaller than expected. It's still pretty big though. There is a 20,000 setter arena in the middle with a double row of shops and restaurants round the outside. About a third of this was open yesterday and each food outlet had about a 35 minute wait for lunch.

There were three locations round the Dome showing stuff, Balinese punk hairdressers, dinosaurs on stilts, jugglers out of Roman Holiday and dancers on bungees. Some of this stuff was fun but it took about 5 minutes to see it. However it took about 30 minutes to walk the hundred yards or so between locations. There were just far too many people in the building.

So we left and had lunch in Greenwich instead and a shufty round the market and bookshops. We even managed not to buy any books.


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Jun. 25th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
"There is a 20,000 setter arena"

Wow. The barking could be extraordinary.

Jun. 27th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
"We even managed not to buy any books."

I don't believe that.
Jun. 28th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
It's true, although today I did buy the 4th Bear, The Devil in Amber and the Road, by Fforde, Gatiss and McCarthy respectively. So I guess that makes up for it.
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