London at night

Spent the past few hours walking through the “tourist” section- Trafalgar Square, and other spots. Thursday night until almost midnight, the people are out in throngs. Amazing though that there are so many people yet no one is connected except by the city itself. No eye contact. No interaction with anyone outside their own group. Thousands of people from all corners of the world and nobody connects. I stood at the steps of this fountain taking a few pictures and watching the people walk by, most were too busy on their phones or iPads to pay attention to what was going on around them. The sites and the people are all very interesting, street performers everywhere, but still everyone glued to their electronic device almost completely unaware of what is going around them. No wonder this place is pickpocket central. Another thing I found interesting; one in ten women were covered or had their head covered. It seems Muslim women were out in force. The Muslim men were indistinguishable to every other man, but the women stand out.

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