July 15, 2008

Primrose Hill mist (or Vanishing London)

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It rained all day last week and didn't stop once. I walked up Primrose Hill for the 'view'. You couldn't even see BT Tower because of all the mist! An American family and their dog were playing on the hill.
Just three months ago all these trees were completely bare.

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April 30, 2006

Happy World Pinhole Day!

My World Pinhole Day Submission
For the past five years, people have been invited to take one pinhole photograph and submit it to the World Pinhole Day gallery. Pinhole cameras just use a pinhole to let light through. They have no lens and no viewfinder, no meter and no moving parts. Most people put unexposed paper at the back of a box, but you can also use film if your camera allows this. Last year saw 1800 entries to World Pinhole Day. Here's mine (I'm number 193!), taken on a stretch of road at Westminster.

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March 22, 2006

Marketing Suite

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Magic mirrors in London city!

Guess what? Daylight saving begins very, very soon...

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September 30, 2005

St Paul's Cathedral

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Alternate viewpoint of St Paul's Cathedral, London. Like the photos posted earlier, this was taken at City of London School For Boys during Open House Day.

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September 29, 2005

Guildhall, great hall

Great Hall, Guildhall

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September 24, 2005

Tourists at Guildhall, London

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It was a sunny day last weekend -- so a bit of glare - but this huddle of tourists at Guildhall looked quite amusing. Inside, it's quite stunning. At the bottom of the art gallery is an old Roman ampitheatre which was discovered in the late 1980s.

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September 15, 2005

Walking the Circle Line

The latest installment in NYCLondon's 'Walking The Circle Line' is now online; going from Victoria to High St Kensington.

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August 05, 2005

City Abstract

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A housing complex on the walk towards the Barbican, in the city.

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July 04, 2005

Lower gate closed

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Inner temple, London

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February 22, 2005

Aldersgate St Office Space

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I pass this building each evening but this is the first time I stopped to take a photo of it. It's currently unoccupied, but the lights remain on even though there's nothing actually in the building. If it weren't for the traffic, I think it would look extremely eerie.

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December 19, 2004

City of London, reflection view

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Office building in Moorgate, London.

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November 06, 2004

Somerset House, earlier tonight

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Somerset House in the late afternoon. They're getting the ice rink ready - this is always a popular attraction and slots get booked out really quickly (think Rockerfeller Ice Rink in New York, and you'll get the idea of what this place is like).

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October 17, 2004

More Gherkin / Swiss Re / 30 St Mary Axe photos

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Woman taking photos atop the erotic gherkin, which won a major architectual prize this weekend.


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A ladder sits within the as yet unfurbished office blocks located on one of the higher levels of the Swiss Re (gherkin) building.


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Thousands of people (me included) at the domed part of the Gherkin, looking at the spectacular views.

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October 11, 2004

X Marks the Spot

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Criss-Cross windows from atop the Gherkin (aka 30 St Mary Axe, aka the Swiss Re tower)

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September 26, 2004

City Hall interior - office space and spirals

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The interior of London City Hall. This spiral doesn't actually go around the edges of the entire building. Wrapped around three quarters of the spiral are where you'll see the building's actual offices. These are a far cry from the almost sterile modern offices you'll see nowadays -- they're packed full of archival boxes, tonnes of paper and a general mess. One could say this could metaphorically reflect the general Mayoral administration, but seeing as most places I've worked have desks that are even worse than this (including mine) and things seem to run OK, whereas the opposite could be said for pristine, clean buildings, I don't think desks are necessarily a reflection of the greater company. Below are images of some of the desks - you'll notice plenty of reflections and glare looking into these awkwardly-laid out offices.

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Erotic Gherkin (aka 'Swiss Re' building), London

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A look from the bottom of the 'Erotic Gherkin', formally known as the 'Swiss Re' tower. We lined up for four hours last Sunday on Open House Day in order to get a better look at it from the inside! Check out Rob's weblog for more posts soon.

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July 02, 2004

Inside the foot tunnel

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Cyclists and pedestrians cross the Thames via thr Greenwich Foot Tunnel.

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April 11, 2004

Piccadilly Line, Easter 2004


On the Piccadilly Line, en route to an Easter lunch at Southgate (zone 4). For once, the entire carriage was empty (except for us!).

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January 24, 2004

Swiss Cottage Tube, London


Art Deco? Certainly always eye catching to go up the escalator at Swiss Cottage Tube. Go out the back way and then wander around the corner to 83 Fairfax Road if you ever get a chance -- there you'll find the best Oriental resturant in north west London; Singapore Garden. As vegetarians we can't eat much of the menu but the tofu in black bean sauce is divine, as are the seasonal greens and Chinese mushrooms.

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November 20, 2003

Trafalgar Square George W. Bush Protest



An image off the Camvista Trafalgar Square Webcam as of 17.40 this afternoon. Thousands of people are out to protest against George Bush and Tony Blair's policies, but of course, neither are anywhere near the place to hear their cries. Rob is out there taking photos - he has an interest in taking "portraits of dissent", wherever they may be. He just called me but we could hardly hear each other. I couldn't hear him, what with all the whistles, shouting and other assorted noise from the Square. I did manage to hear how the effigy of GWB has just been pulled down and "it looked like Michael Jackson". I actually held the phone waaaay away from my ear, and Tim (who sits next to me) could hear all the ruckus!

Post script! Rob now has several photos of the protest on his weblog.

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September 28, 2003

British Museum


Anyone walking into the British Museum Great Court for the first time is blown away. The shoddy camera phone used to take this doesn't do it justice!

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