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A view of the city and the harbor (from the twelfth floor of the hotel the filmmaker mentions) as a boat departs from the marina.

A British symbol makes its appearance, the distinctive red double decker bus. Shots of buildings and the lens focus on tourists moving in every direction of the city. British buses wait at the roadside for tourists to be crowded on, and the lens focuses on wooden totems.



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Bonar, Andrew Graham

HD (1440x1080)



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Super 8mm

Creator's description

And here we are looking down on Victoria from our hotel room on the 12th floor, and over there is the rather fine harbour.
I say, aren’t those London buses over there?... Here we are then. Now you see what the London buses are for. They are to take tourists like you and me on sightseeing trips. And there’s no doubt about it –Victoria loves tourists, especially American tourists who want to see Britain on the cheap. For these people Victoria provides not only London buses but also an Old English Inn, with suits of armour and waitresses in Elizabethan costume, a Royal London Wax Museum and even, believe it or not, a replica of No. 10 Downing Street. For the Americans this is just fine. After all, why go all the way to wet and foggy England when you’ve got it all here on your doorstep?
Bonar, Andrew Graham