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Pictures take you places – London, children and pigeons

October 8, 2010


Photography is often about moments which make unique photos that can’t be replicated, not with the same person in them, not with the same light, or the same mood. A famous building or monument is not a moment in itself – it’s merely a context anyone with a camera can capture. The following are three shots […]

Pictures take you place – London’s Chinese New Year 2010

July 16, 2010


I have never been to China but always dreamt of going, of seeing the explosion of fireworks on New Year’s. For now, the closest I’ve ever got to fulfilling that dream was when I attended the somewhat more humble and restrained version of the massive event in London last February. On a partly rainy day, the streets […]

What I love about London – The Thames Walk

April 4, 2010


Original post, February 26 2010 I emerge from underground onto Westminster bridge. The light blinds me, and it takes me a few seconds to adjust and be able to see the houses of parliament there, as they have always been, posing for the incessant tourist paparazzi. A scruffy middle-aged woman shoves a carnation into my […]

Top (reasonable) London Eats

April 4, 2010


Original post, February 26 2010 When I think of heaven, I usually envisage a long serving table without visible end crammed full with dishes and specialities from around the world. As I imagined my coming trip to London and the many food options available there, it came very close to what I thought to be […]