On a rainy London day, I took a few quick images from both inside and outside the Barbican Centre. I was there to view the excellent exhibition, Strange and Familiar, co-curated by my favourite photographer Martin Parr. I used to live there and it had been quite a while since I’d been. Happily, there is little change, despite the crazy development that is going on all around it.
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.
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.
Magic mirrors in London city!
Guess what? Daylight saving begins very, very soon…
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.
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.
A housing complex on the walk towards the Barbican, in the city.
Inner temple, London
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.