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My best shot of Big Ben.

My best shot of Big Ben.

One of the highlights of the vacation we just enjoyed in London was spending the better part of one day at St. Paul’s Cathedral. We made the climb to the top “gallery;” more than 500 steps. Great view from up there (it’s that small ring atop the dome, below what appear from this angle to be a set of pillars supporting the top piece).

One of the highlights of the vacation we just enjoyed in London was spending the better part of one day at St. Paul’s Cathedral. We made the climb to the top “gallery;” more than 500 steps. Great view from up there (it’s that small ring atop the dome, below what appear from this angle to be a set of pillars supporting the top piece).

Winter or Fall? It’s both this morning in WVa’s Canaan Valley.

Winter or Fall? It’s both this morning in WVa’s Canaan Valley.

Live-blogging the asteroid’s approach. NPR provided me with protection. (Photo by Wright Bryan)

Live-blogging the asteroid’s approach. NPR provided me with protection. (Photo by Wright Bryan)

Vice President Biden did some holiday shopping today at Washington, D.C.’s first Costco store. He sure seemed to have a good time. Photos by Saul Loeb of AFP/Getty Images.

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Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

datanews:

Since Sandy left town, we’ve been downloading MTA subway-recovery maps to feed WNYC’s Changing Trains map. Our Steve Melendez put them together in a time-lapse GIF. Click through to the full-size image.

Perfect day for a bike ride. This is on the W&OD Trail, west of Leesburg, Va. Did a little more than 21 miles. Question: How come it felt like the wind was in my face both on the way out and back? Also, how come it seemed to be uphill both ways? 
Great ride.

Perfect day for a bike ride. This is on the W&OD Trail, west of Leesburg, Va. Did a little more than 21 miles. Question: How come it felt like the wind was in my face both on the way out and back? Also, how come it seemed to be uphill both ways? 

Great ride.

Tuesday evening on Edinburgh’s royal mile.

Tuesday evening on Edinburgh’s royal mile.

Scotland’s glens are spectacular. This was on the way to Loch Ness on Monday.

Scotland’s glens are spectacular. This was on the way to Loch Ness on Monday.

OK, my view @ #gop2012 has improved.

OK, my view @ #gop2012 has improved.