Monday, February 28, 2011
A lot of the London blogs I follow, including many of the City Daily Photo ones, have been featuring this new shopping center near St. Paul's Cathedral. It's called One New Change. Not sure why. I like this shot of St. Paul's reflected in the shining glass cathedral of consumerism. Oh, how desperately poetic.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I always notice this building on Camden High Street on my bus ride home but have never managed to grab a picture of it until now. The building doesn't hold this home furnishings company any more. I think there's an Argos there, probably an HSBC Bank, etc. But I like that they kept the rather pretty tile work in place. Too bad I had to snap this picture through the bus window and so it's not the best quality. Maybe when I have more time someday (and a bit of sun?), I'll stop back and shoot it again.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Roman Amphitheatre was discovered unexpectedly when the London Guildhall was building their new gallery. At first, they were a bit annoyed as it ruined their plans for an underground parking lot. But they've since turned it into one of the major attractions of the Art Gallery. The interpretation is interesting, to say the least, neon green gladiators and all.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Hurrrrraayyy! My laptop is fixed! So I bring you a couple shots of Roman London.
This is a rather impressive bit of the London Wall that encircled most of the City in Roman times. You can find it around about Houndsditch way, I think.
Check us out tomorrow to see bits of the Roman amphitheatre in London.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Argh! Getting a little desperate here, with my laptop still at the doctor's. I've got some great pictures of Roman London just waiting to be uploaded, but I can't do anything about it and it's kind of driving me crazy.
So bear with me while we continuing dipping into the archives....back to the neolithic period, in fact.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The V&A Museum was founded partly with the immense earnings from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Though the Crystal Palace where the Exhibition took place burned down in the 1930s, there are bits of the current V&A building that are vaguely reminiscent of that once-great structure.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Laptop's on the fritz, so we're digging in to the archives. Well into the archives. This was taken on a vacation trip to London in 2006. Brick Lane market was entirely oustide then. On my recent trip back to the Sunday market a few weeks ago it's mostly moved indoors and there are far fewer random folk selling junk. It's much more organised, though a bit less charming as a result.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Though I couldn't stand still long enough for this to turn out the way I really wanted, I like to pretend the shakiness and particularly the multiple pairs of feet and red umbrellas adds a sense of urban whimsy to the shot. Pretend with me?
Friday, February 4, 2011
And here is the most famous resident of Highgate Cemetery, the Founder of Modern Socalism and the Author of the Communist Manifesto, the man himself. I still can't believe he didn't know the Hammers was the nickname for West Ham United.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Quite a number of the newer graves in Highgate Cemetery are made from wood, which I thought was quite interesting -- in stark contrast to the heavy, imposing, we'll-be-here-forever stone mausolea of the late Victorian period. This one was being sanded down and cleaned up as I walked by.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Made my first trip to Highgate Cemetery this past weekend. A lovely sunny evening in a rather beautiful spot of town. Didn't manage to see the West Cemetery which is only open to the public on weekends and only by guided tour. Another time...