Is the London eye suffering from a bit off “red eye”? I didn’t have time to get close to the Eye the other day, but thanks to my Tamron lens (18-270mm) I could get “close” enough to get a snap. I think it worked pretty well. Found out later that the Eye have been red for Aids day and other good causes, I wonder which one it is atm.
London is getting closer to the sky, I think there is three building being built right now, that will become bigger than this one. The best part is that instead of just being a square block of concrete. They are new and funky shapes, like the Swiss Re aka the Gherkin, I’m looking forward to see the future of the skyline of London.
Rain drops keep falling on … I’ll stop now cause I’m sure you don’t like my singing.
Next to the Angel pub, a great spot to see the sun set on Tower Bridge, there is a statue of Dr. Salter, his daughter and this little cat.
The river Thames at low tide is rather amazing, one minute it is full the every next it looks like it is running out of water.
Post man Pat have been busy with his paint brush, though he haven’t used the same tone of Postbox red over the years.
If you know me or have meet me ever, even for a short while. I’m sure that you have heard my rant about the Tube aka the underground public transport in London. I had to endure it the other day, lucky I only have to use this horrid thing once every three to four months. How can people do this every day, TWICE or even more ….. oh here I go starting my rant, I’ll get off my soap box.
Pretty much across town from me, but easy to spot no matter where you are in London.
In central London there is what is called the square mile. Bollards and the like are marked with this mark. Rather nicer than the old black/grey one elsewhere in London.
Cycling in London is great and easy. A ride I have done a few times is along the Thames Path. The path, with its many small nooks and crannies, zigzagging through the old Docks of East London, allows you to see many fantastic things. Even when you’ve done the route a few times you will always find something new.
I love the random graffiti that you see around town. This one I spotted on Putney Bridge.
The other day we were out for a walk. At one point we were spied on by this furry friend.
Also “fondly” known as Chutney.
Yes they do look beautiful, wonderful colours and are just begging to be kicked about. Though do be careful: if they are wet they are as good as an ice rink. After a fall a few years ago where these little blighter took the front wheel away and I came down hard, wet leafs are now known as Chutney. Because of the mango coloured bicycle I was on was called that and the mess I have hit looked a bit like some too.
I was looking for a few chestnuts to have in this photo, but scavengers had already been there, so you just have to imagine them there. I bet someone are going to have a good game of conkers.
This photo was just screaming to be taken and is one of these photos that pretty much everyone have of this season. The grass, sunshine, fallen leafs and the walking couple. I had set out to take something different and not this typical photo, but I still managed to take this.
This is a bit like the old tomato, aluminium and nike etc. thing. I say fall because the leafs are falling or is it because my English teacher picked the US version or because I have watched too many US sitcoms. But if it is the latter, why the heck do I say all the other words in the Queen English?
Anywhoo, what ever you call it, I’m about to bore you a bit with some photos of the season.
I wonder what will happened to the second hand ebooks?
How do you browse through them, how do you even sell, even pass them along to others, since some companies are using DRM.
Was at friends birthday the other day and there was a bicycle and a roller. So we set up a home made Rollapaluza. Great fun but very knackering, phew.
The owner of this ice cream must be well gutted.
In Camden Market they are now using old scooters as chairs. Not the easiest thing to get onto when you have people on both sides of you. Only some of them have a view else they are pointing into the wall. But hey you are there to eat fast 🙂
I went to Camden Food Market last Monday for the first time in a long time. I should go there again to take some more photos.
This is my bicycle a Surly Long Haul Trucker such a joy to ride, truly a sofa with four wheels. I know that I will have many wonderful miles on it with Peli, as we explore the world on our bicycles. Though it fell over today and got a rather big dent in the top tube. 🙁
Even though I was working yesterday it was good to see the street parties, when I went to and from work. I think I saw at least eight street parties. Best of all the roads were empty and the parks too, so it really felt like I was alone out there.
So we just need to get Charles to take over from Liz and then Jr to take over from Charles and the happy royal couple breeding fast. We will then have a few parties in fast succession, three coronations, a few baptising (they tend to breed these royals) and then some weddings when the little rascals have grown up.
Oh it will also get something else on the coins, notes and stamps it is getting a bit boring to see Liz every time 😉
I just remembered this old photo taken with my old Sony P200. This bicycle must have been fished out of the Thames and dropped on these steps. I hope that it didn’t end up in the drink again and that the owner or the new owner spend some time cleaning it up. Looks like a good ride back in the days before its swim.
We went out on a little pootle this weekend and had great fun and even stopped for ice cream. Which I eat too fast so I didn’t get to take a photo of it, but hey a great excuse to eat more.
Can you guess the place ?
What better way to describe them?
One of London’s iconic landmarks got to be Battersea Power Station. Build in the 1930s stopped its production of electricity in 1984 and have pretty much been empty since. Bar the odd movie, tv-series appearances and all the companies that wanted to build something there. The best one I think a theme park but that fell through.
At least once a week I cycle past this sorry looking sight. Every time there seems to be bits missing and the rust takes it hold.
It is the co-founder of woollypigs.com’s birthday today. Though he does not hang out much here, he is here in spirit. So this pint is my virtual pint with him. Hope you had a great day with your family, mate.
Oh yes happy St. Patrick’s day too.
I had some friends over for a BBQ a few years ago. And I spotted one of my good friends portrait reflected in the window.
I like the ghostly effect and that he didn’t know that I was taking this photo.
Nothing special though some great colours in tonight’s sunset over Wandsworth Bridge. The starlings were out in “dance” but as soon I picked up my camera they went into hiding. Camera-shy birds, who would have thought?
The picture was taken on our first pootle of the year, down past south Croydon, great but a hard ride.
Walking around Covent Garden in London I saw this cycle courier looking through his A to Z. The way he was reading the map I think he was trying to memorise the map.
Love it when the city wakes up at night, the lights, people and sounds. I spend a fair bit of time taking night-time photos, nothing special just point and shoot.
Like this photo I took while running across the road to get to the car my mate was picking me up in. While waiting on the middle reservation for the bus to pass. I just took my camera out of the bag and snapped this quick snap.
The result just says London by night to me.
We had to endure the London underground and the train on our trip up north. The tube is something I do utterly hate and along with it being Crimbo time it was not a combo I was looking forward too.
Though it wasn’t too bad, I’m pretty sure that people figured that they changed their plans because of the snow chaos, along with Crimbo being on a Saturday.