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#1 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:10 AM

Sorry to be off topic, but I just wanted to check and make sure people were all right. My brother was also in London, he's fine. I already see Lynette and Jane checking the board, so I'm breathing a sigh of relief.

#2 Renata

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:21 AM

Our good wishes and support to all in the UK.

We are thinking of you.

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#3 Mashinka

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:38 AM

I work in the Bloomsbury area of London which has been badly hit, the Tavistock Square bombing was just a couple of streets away.

Very few of my colleagues turned up as the transport system is completely down and people walking have been turned back by the police. I've spent my entire morning speaking to worried relatives of staff members anxious to know if their loved ones are safe.

At first we were told the explosions on the underground were caused by a power surge, but now it's clear it's a terroist attack.

The only sound outside is of sirens and helicoptors, the latter taking the injured to nearby University College Hospital. The usually near grid-locked London streets are eerily empty and without buses and tubes, every one is forced to walk, so huge numbers of peolpe are on the street.

Getting home may be a problem and I shall leave the office early as I may have a very, very long walk.

Thanks for thinking of us.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:53 AM

Mashinka, thank you for writing. We are all thinking about you....please keep us updated and know that we send hope and prayers to all there....

Juliet

#5 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 04:59 AM

I heard already from Jane Simpson - she's fine, so is Alymer. I also heard from Brendan McCarthy - again, his family is fine.

#6 Giannina

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:14 AM

Our prayers for all of you.

The world has gone mad.

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#7 oberon

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 05:31 AM

Yes...the world has truly gone mad. Very sad situation.

Everyone take extra care in your travels, and look out for one another.

#8 Natalia

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 06:16 AM

Warmest hugs and prayers to all of you Londoners on our board...Jane, Alison, Lynette, Paul, et. al. Also, all of the London ballet writers/critics who I met at the recent Bournonville Festival - all of you are in my thoughts. I am so so saddened by what's happened.
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#9 Joseph

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:08 AM

Yes, my prayers and thoughts are with all the Londeners and everyone else who has been affected by this tradgedy.

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:39 AM

Not a Londoner, but a Brit abroad in Washington DC (wonderful city) and about to catch a BA flight home tonight (Thursday). I am wondering what it will be like when I get to Dulles anf then Heathrow and try to get home. A bit antsy about it all, and wishing I were home now! BUt we travel in hope, as they say, and the important thing is to keep going about our business in as normal a fashion as possible.

#11 GWTW

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 10:18 AM

My thoughts and support are with all the Londoners right now - and to all of us who live in large cities and travel on public transport, please keep your eyes peeled. Many attacks have been prevented or mitigated because of public awareness.

#12 Amy Reusch

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:45 PM

Thank you, Leigh, for putting this topic up. It may not be dance, but many of us have been worried.


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