Category Archives: London

One Lime Street – London, England

The iconic Lloyd’s of London building has been photographed so many ways at such varied angles that getting a unique view is near on impossible. Including this one. I would have liked the external lifts to have some motion blur, but taking this on a Sunday, that wasn’t going to happen

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Bank Of England & The Royal Exchange – London, England

The Royal Exchange has an atypical lighting when it gets dark. When the down lights are first turned on, they are green and then turn an aqua colour as the lights warm up. They look great when balanced with the orange glow of the tungsten lights on the outside and helps it stand out from […]

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Tower Bridge & The Shard – London, England

For architecture photography, they say you should use a Tilt Shift lens. So I bought one and it arrived today. These are taken with the “Canon TS-E 24mm F3.5L II”. They may not appear any different to a normal city photo, at first glance. There are no converging verticals and there is less ground, more […]

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Staircase III by Do Ho Suh at the Tate Modern in London

A red staircase floats high up in a gallery space at the Tate Modern in London. When I first walked into the room, it was bright and the red gauzy material provided a view in and through the installation. I immediately had the impression of the classical “stairway to…” but didn’t think heaven. Do Ho […]

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Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle

HMS Victory, her most famous moment in history is at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The installation on the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar and the 50th anniversary of Nigerian independence. The textile sails with African and batik prints reflect the multicultural and diverse capital, as explained by the […]

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Nelson’s Column and the Big Blue

Trafalgar Square is a great meeting place, many local attractions nearby, with a good set of steps to chill and soak up the London atmosphere. They have got rid of the majority of pigeons and you can always find people frolicking along the fountains or sipping on a drink and people watching. Info from wikipedia: […]

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St Paul’s Cathedral through the tree tops

St Paul’s Cathedral is an immediately recognisable building and is part of the classic skyline of London. It has recently undergone a cleaning and refurbishment of its façade to remove all the grime and muck that has settled on its exterior, from the heavy London Traffic. Here is a brief introduction from wikipedia: St Paul’s […]

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