Monday, October 8, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lloyds to Docklands

I showed the view West from the Lloyds Building two posts back. Here's the view East to Docklands. You can make out the Lloyds Building's distinctive outer fixings.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lloyds of London

It seems my automatic posted didn't work! Apologies for prolonging the suspense. I spent Open House London at Lloyds of London, an amazing 1980s concrete structure that was just made a listed building. Here we see "The Room" where insurance brokers meet do their thing.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Open House: view to St Paul's

The wonderful Open House weekend lets the public visit hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public. I thought about waiting in a 4-hour queue to get inside the Gherkin, but the rain today put me off.

Saturday, however, was gorgeous and I visited two very cool, very famous buildings. This a view from the first. Anyone wanna guess what it is?

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

morning moon

Caught this nice view of a morning moon on my way to work last week. I couldn't take my eyes off it -- I try to really savor this clear, blue London days because I know they will be few and far between in a few weeks.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunset over Olympic Park

Setting sun and airplane trail in Olympic Park.

I managed to snag tickets to Paralympics Athletics on Friday. The atmosphere was incredible. We were in a tiny minority, waving our American flags, surrounding by a sea of British flags.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


I went to an "unofficial" public art exhibition in Finsbury Park this weekend. Artists had deposited works around the park without permission and then publicised the event on Facebook. I got there early, as was encouraged, so I could see the art before it was confiscated by park authorities. This is one of the pieces and, I confess, I don't get it. An Olympic flag thrown into the bushes where parkgoers normally chuck their rubbish? What can it meeeeaaaan?

Also, the park authorities must have Facebook because I saw them inspecting some of the artworks on my way out of the park, though they had left them in place as of this afternoon.

Friday, August 17, 2012

spray painter

This artist on the South Bank was making beautiful, intricate (and impressively small) pieces using spray paint, stencils and pieces of paper. When the weather is nice, artists like this man are all over London's streets.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Goodbye, Olympics!

All good things must come to an end and the London 2012 cars are all lined up to be taken away. Olympics withdrawal is in full swing. But, man, did London put on a show or WHAT?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Women's Marathon

I managed to see some of the women's Marathon yesterday as they ran a few laps around Museum of London. Quite exciting.

The frontrunners.

One of the American runners, pursued by cameras.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

waiting for the athletes

Some Olympic events are taking place on the streets of London. I managed to see part of one of these events. Check back tomorrow to see which one.
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