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London in the Twinkling of an Eye!

Traveling to Central London is always a main event for me. Traveling to London with a camera is Epic! It is by far the most beautiful city in the world  (okay,  after Zurich and Constance in Switzerland!). I tried to spend my spare time snapping away at a few items of historical interest. Time was against me and the sun was racing down over the horizon. This is what I came up with:

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You can look for West Minster Houses of Parliament, Statues of Winston Churchill,  Abraham Lincoln, King George IV, Nelson Mandela, Nelson’s Column (in Trafalgar Square), Entrance to The Mall, Queen’s guards, The London Eye, a spiral water fountain at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

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I went to St. Paul’s Cathedral (No, not to meet the Queen)!

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England recently celebrated her 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne and thereby her Diamond Jubilee and what a celebration it was! The climax of the celebrations was when she went to St. Paul’s Cathedral for the Thanks Giving service. Crowds lined the streets of central London, many singing “God Save The Queen” as The Queen arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral. Elizabeth ascended the thrones of these countries upon the death of her father, King George VI.

Today as I visited central London (entirely for a different purpose), I was acutely reminded of

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A growing pattern of child witches, witchcraft and rogue pastors in UK’s latest unrest.

A while ago  a YouTube video featuring a well-known Nigerian preacher, David Oyedepo, slapping a congregant and calling her a witch may have been dismissed as a one off incident. However un beknownst to many it actually seemed to highlight a silently growing trend plus the power of some church leaders. In the clip below a teenage girl kneels before the pastor, and after saying she is a “witch for Jesus” he calls her a “foul devil”, slapping her violently across the face while the congregation cheers. In a later video (see video at end of article) , he can be seen boasting “I slapped a witch here last year.”

Recently in the UK a very disturbing trial came to an end. “Child witches” and exorcism was shown not to be a problem out there but rather under reported and very present even in the UK. In particular this trial shed light on the events surrounding the life of a young boy called Kristy….

When 15-year-old Kristy Bamu left his parents in Paris on 16 December 2010, he was looking forward to spending the Christmas holidays with his siblings, visiting their sister and her boyfriend in London.

On Christmas Day he was found by paramedics in the bathroom of an east London high-rise flat. His body had been mutilated, some teeth were missing and he was covered in deep cuts and bruising. In the last four days of his life he had suffered acts of unspeakable savagery, doled out by a man he called “uncle” and one of his own sisters.

Why? Because Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu, then both 28, were convinced the boy was a witch, possessed by spirits who wanted to bring evil into their home, the Old Bailey heard. On Thursday they were convicted of murder. They had earlier admitted actual bodily harm against Kristy’s sister Kelly and a younger sister, who cannot be named.

The judge, Mr Justice Paget, exempted the jury from jury service for the rest of their lives because of the “strain” of the trial, adding it was a case “every one of us will remember”. He said: “It has been a most remarkable case and at times a very harrowing case.” …Read More!

Pictures: London’s Burning, London’s Burning…London’s Burnt. Over!

London: They came, they saw, they took and …they left.

First Tottenham in North London...

Lockdown in Enfield (North London)

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