On tuesday I decided to take a walk through the city.
The skyscrapers seemed to have grown.
Tourists and suits bumbled around St Pauls and all appeared strangely peaceful.
On the tube, every newspaper gleamed with photos of a burning city, one which seemed very far away. On the bus streams of police vans ran by.
The night jingled with more sirens than usual and to the East smoke gave the game away.
It wasn't such a peaceful tuesday.
Lets hope this madness ends now.