Sunday, 31 January 2016

Queen Victoria Memorial

Vintage Victoria.

Considering how many visits I have made to London, there are very few photographs that I have taken of Buckingham Palace or the Victoria Memorial. I have visited the area on numerous occasions, but crowds always obscured, or prevented, me from obtaining the shot I wanted.

However, on this particular afternoon, the crowds were light, so I was able to grab some great shots. I took this shot with a sepia setting, before adding a distressed effect later on.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

H.M.S. Belfast

Gateway Services: Targeted.

It was while walking around Southwark, and its environs, that I managed to grab yet another image of this iconic piece of Royal Navy history. Thankfully, the sun was just right and the crowds were few, which allowed me to get this shot, with the Tower of London in the background, rather than the standard shot of H.M.S. Belfast with Tower Bridge. I have clambered under, and over, her decks on a number of occasions, but on this visit it was purely for the photograph.

Friday, 8 January 2016

'Stompie: The T-34 Tank'

T-34 Tank in Southwark
Stompie's Stomping Ground.

For this walk around London I began my journey at Borough Market, where I had a late breakfast, before heading down the Old Kent Road, towards Mandela Way. I had heard so much about Stompie that I wanted to see her for myself, so that I could mark it off my to see in London list. I was not disappointed. The land that Stompie resides upon is only partially fenced, so you can get up close and personal with this piece of military history.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

The Shard

Reflections of clouds on The Shard
Reflections on a Shard of Glass.

It was while on another walk around Southwark and the surrounding area, that I found myself on St Thomas Street. As I walked eastward towards The Horseshoe Inn, I looked up and realised that I was directly below The shard.

Having only really seen it from the north bank, and from afar, I couldn't help but snap this shot from this this odd angle, with the clouds reflected in the thousands of glass panels.

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