Monday, 18 July 2011

First Fortnight London Photographs.

Not all of them - I think I've taken around 1200 photographs so far. But just a few highlights.

Westminster Abbey.
I've visited this area twice, and well. It is *amazing*. I couldn't take photos inside, of course, but here's a few of the outside ones.

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The side of the Abbey, and St George.

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Shot of some of the stonework including buttress.

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A slightly closer shot of a buttress, amongst other things.

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Some amazing stained glass in the Cloister area.

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Some very old stonework, supporting the ceiling.

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Decorative ironwork gate leading into the Chapterhouse.

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Fountain in a secluded garden on the Abbey grounds.

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The gate into the garden.

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Across the cloister, looking at the wall of Westminster Abbey.

Of course there's lots more photos in the same album - just click on any of the photographs to go through to it.

London Museum of Transport.
This museum basically covers the history of transportation in London, especially with respect to public transport. I was pretty disappointed with my photography efforts here - I'll have to go back with more time and take better photographs.

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This is actually a kind of peepshow card set, created to advertise the under-Thames tunnel around 1843. The photo is taken looking through one of the eye holes.

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Map of trolleybus routes.

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Cigarette case with engraved tube map.

The War Rooms.
I didn't find these particularly interesting in and of themselves, and it was very low lighting throughout, making photography very challenging.

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An interesting point of detail, having the post and first aid boxes on a pillar.

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One of the more interesting maps in the place.

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An enigma machine.

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Typewriter used during the war to transcribe written notes.

Out and about on the streets.

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Taken on the edge of St James' Park. Whee bumblebee!

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Obligatory photograph of Big Ben.

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Random ironwork gate at number 54.

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Fence outside St Margaret's.

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Detail on hinge at Westminster Cathedral doors.

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Glass sculpture in an open-air mall in Victoria.

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Yay, reflections. This bench was kind of uncomfortable to sit on, though.

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Taxis all in a row.

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Random hairy moss.

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Speaking of random, Random House HQ.

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Geraniums ftw.

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Ornamental lamp post base seen on Pall Mall.


... And I think I'm going to leave it there, for a bit. There are a couple albums I haven't included here, but I'll get around to them, I'm sure.