This weeks theme is London South Bank ..a place I keep on photographying again and again …I love walking the South Bank it has so much to offer ..here is a small selection …
Photo 1 : literally the South Bank Of the Thames ..under the oxo Tower one morning at low tide .
Photo 2 : London’s Own City HAll ..a strange but I think cool bit of architecture
Photo 3 :London Eye and welcome path of blue lights …
Photo 4 : The Letter “B” in Bankside under the walkway next to the Globe Theater something I did not even know till the tide went out ….London keeps revealing itself to be a little at a time …
Photo 5 : This a little bit of a cheat ..The London Eye As seen from the Northbank of the river ..slow shutter speed to capture the movement …
South Bank - Oxo Tower
South Bank - London City Hall
South Bank - London Eye
South Bank - "B" ankside
I love obvious titles, and London Southbank satisfies. In London, and on the south bank of the Thames. So clever. With smart remarks to the side, the Southbank is a classic and must-see, or should I say ‘must-do’. It has a path that winds along the river, through markets, past culturally-iconic buildings, displaying postcard views, and delivering food and streetside entertainment throughout any season. Do my photos capture that? Not even close.
I’ve watched street dancers flip and spin, I’ve bought books that are over 100 years old, I’ve watched the sun set through the buildings of London, I’ve experienced street hustlers trying to scam tourists in games of shells or cards, I’ve been there in the rain, the cold, the summer, in a rush, at a stroll, by myself, with friends, late for an appointment, as a tourist, as a local, before dawn, after dusk, to see photos, to take photos, to hear and see Shakespeare, to experience the London Symphony Orchestra, but … but …
Do my photos show the Southbank? Not properly, not even close. However, a small taste until next post.
The Eye at Night
The Lights light the way
Pow - graffiti at the skate park
Blurry vision of the Eye
This post has provided a bit of a challenge ..Thinking of the theme “London by day” I thought this would be easy as I have thousands of images of London [I am not joking current count puts me at about 5ooo images ]having lived in the city for 8 years now ….but to my surprise I have found that I have very few photos of London during the day so have had to really search ..so I hope you all enjoy these images…….. I think I have covered most of the bases when it comes to London landmarks ..some of them are a bit subtle …like the London eye photo which is one of my favorite images it just says London to me …I looking forward to your comments and which image says London to you ….
St Pauls & The Millenium Bridge
The London eye
Tower Bridge & city hall