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Jul212011

London

London is one of those cities that invites you to carry your camera whenever you're out.  The other day, I wanted to take photos of the tube: stations, passengers and trains.  I imagined how it would look in black-and-white and was looking forward to playing with light and movement - and hopefully some interesting faces for portraits.  I walked to my nearest underground station, and jumped on a replacement bus service.  Don't you just love it?

Engineering works on the Piccadilly line meant a bus ride to Hammersmith.  Ok so I would start my fun then... no.  By the time I arrived in Hammersmith, there was a signal failure.  It was a Sunday so I changed my plan and headed into town to my favourite book store, grabbed a coffee, had a long walk around London, and took the train back home. On this mini adventure, I caught a few special London moments that I wanted to share with you.  The Tube in black-and-white is going to have to wait.

By the afternoon, I was by the National Gallery.  These people were outside.  It was raining, wet, busy and all (ALL) non tourists were frowning.  I am honestly unsure which describes Londoners most; the fact that these people were standing there in this weather, or the fact that they did not seem to care that no-one 'hugged' them in the thirty minutes I was there.  

Reader Comments (8)

Nice photography.
I never got the hugging thing, none the less at least their intensions are good.

July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChuknum

I love that Big Ben reflection! I thought this free hugs thing went out of style a while ago. Did you get one? ;)

July 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

Loved the second pic!!

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmu

Very nice photography as usual ! the first one, and the big Ben reflection are my favorite

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoe's Box

Honestly loved being in London during that time! The weather was perfect! I for one could live there between the trains, cabs, and bookstores! Always something to check out! I honestly love going into the art galleries in London! So many different wants to see!

Great Pictures! I need to sort through mine! lol! I am honestly too lazy at sorting out pictures!

July 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

love your photos, especially big ben

July 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterManayer

Loved number two, with that threatening thunder cloud glowering in the background, everything so sharp.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIntlxpatr

I've always wanted to go to London maybe if given a chance I love to go to someday just to see personally what it looks like..

October 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterY8

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