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Railway arches photography competition
Railway arches photography competition

Railway arches photography competition

A competition has been launched to capture the best photos of railway arches across the UK.

Aug
25
2021
Foggy morning in a cemetery
Foggy morning in a cemetery

Foggy morning in a cemetery

It's a foggy Halloween morning, so where better than to spend it wandering around a graveyard?

Oct
30
2016
Photos of empty London on Christmas Morning
Photos of empty London on Christmas Morning

Photos of empty London on Christmas Morning

Taking photos of a deserted city is almost a tradition for me, and one I had almost not intended to partake in this year, but the temptation proved too alluring.

Dec
25
2013
Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show
Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show

Overnight Rehearsal of the Lord Mayor’s Show

In the early hours of the morning, the silent streets of the City of London were disturbed by the sound of horse and carriage, as the City rehearsed its annual pageant ahead of this weekend's Lord Mayor's Show.

Nov
06
2013
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum
Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

As someone who takes a fair amount of photos for this blog, I have a tendency to wander around places snapping away like mad at anything and everything that looks vaguely interesting, then getting home and working out which of the 600 photos are any good.

Oct
21
2013
A Combine Harvester is outside St Paul’s Cathedral today
A Combine Harvester is outside St Paul’s Cathedral today

A Combine Harvester is outside St Paul’s Cathedral today

If you wander past St Paul's Cathedral today you might be in for a bit of a surprise, as there is display of rather large farming equipment on the cobbled stone forecourt.

Jan
16
2013
Photos – A submarine is visiting Canary Wharf
Photos – A submarine is visiting Canary Wharf

Photos – A submarine is visiting Canary Wharf

For the next few days, a very rare sight can be seen in Canary Wharf - a submarine.

Dec
19
2012
Large cargo ship passing through Tower Bridge on Friday morning
Large cargo ship passing through Tower Bridge on Friday morning

Large cargo ship passing through Tower Bridge on Friday morning

Something unusual tomorrow morning, a large cargo ship is to pass through Tower Bridge for a ceremonial naming event.

Oct
25
2012
Photos – Fireworks by Parliament
Photos – Fireworks by Parliament

Photos – Fireworks by Parliament

Last night, as anyone who subscribes to my weekly newsletter would have known, a firework display took place by the Millbank Tower in Westminster. Not knowing if this would be a tiddly display on a barge, or a gigantic display

Oct
11
2012
Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos
Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos

Tower Bridge Fireworks – Photos

If you watched the last moments of the Paralympics closing ceremony last night when the fireworks went off at Stratford, you might have seen a short clip of a small display happening at Tower Bridge as well.

Sep
10
2012
How Green Was Our Olympic Park
How Green Was Our Olympic Park

How Green Was Our Olympic Park

When London's bid for the 2012 Olympics was presented, part of the arguments would be centered on its eco-credentials. It would be a public transport based Olympics, energy would be renewable. Well, some of it would be.

Jul
29
2012
Photos of the (almost) deserted Olympic Park
Photos of the (almost) deserted Olympic Park

Photos of the (almost) deserted Olympic Park

A sight that the Olympics organisers hope to never see is an empty Olympic Park, but for me it was too good a chance to miss.

Jul
28
2012
Photos of the empty M4 Motorway
Photos of the empty M4 Motorway

Photos of the empty M4 Motorway

While I am sure motorists curse and the road maintenance people are none too pleased either, a closed motorway is an exciting opportunity to add to my collection of “

Jul
11
2012
Tall Towers Appear in Docklands and Greenwich
Tall Towers Appear in Docklands and Greenwich

Tall Towers Appear in Docklands and Greenwich

Regular users of Millwall Park at the bottom end of the Isle of Dogs may have been surprised to see a tall lattice tower suddenly arrive over the past few days and spring upwards.

Jul
09
2012
Inside the Royal Exchange
Inside the Royal Exchange

Inside the Royal Exchange

Just outside the Bank of England sits the Royal Exchange, a Victorian building that was one of the first to use concrete in the UK on a large scale - and itself a replacement for buildings that have been on the site since the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

Jun
28
2012
Photos from the top of Tower Bridge
Photos from the top of Tower Bridge

Photos from the top of Tower Bridge

When tourists go up to the top of Tower Bridge to walk along the high-level walkways, they might notice that the stone uprights have another floor above where they stand, and might ponder what is up there.

Jun
20
2012
Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge
Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge

Photos – Helicopters flying through Tower Bridge

A large number of people enjoying the evening sunshine, and a modest number of those in the know were treated to the rare sight of a couple of helicopters flying through Tower Bridge last night.

Jun
10
2012
Soldiers rehearsing the Diamond Jubilee parade at 4am this morning
Soldiers rehearsing the Diamond Jubilee parade at 4am this morning

Soldiers rehearsing the Diamond Jubilee parade at 4am this morning

No matter how used a soldier is to the ceremonial aspect of their job, a rehearsal of major events is still a good idea – so early this morning, a very large swathe of Westminster was sealed off to road

Jun
01
2012
Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge
Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge

Helicopter to fly through Tower Bridge

One of those routine Port of London Authority notices that makes you sigh, open to see what it is then sit up and type WHAT is very loud letters. Such moments are why I subscribe to them – for those

May
21
2012
Birds nesting at Canary Wharf
Birds nesting at Canary Wharf

Birds nesting at Canary Wharf

One of the aspects of London’s Docklands that has often been applauded over the years by suitably concerned organisations is the placement of floating rafts in the docks for birds to nest one. Often nothing more than a wooden raft

May
09
2012
Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site
Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site

Updated photos from the Cable Car construction site

As the south pylon on the North Greenwich side of the river starts rising this week, a few photos of the construction site taken today.

Feb
19
2012
Big firework display in Greenwich
Big firework display in Greenwich

Big firework display in Greenwich

If you like taking photos of fireworks, and have a camera that is at all larger than a mobile phone, then the evening of Sun 5th Feb will be right up your street. Well, right up a hill more accurately.

Jan
19
2012
A few photos of the Cable Car under construction
A few photos of the Cable Car under construction

A few photos of the Cable Car under construction

A few weeks ago I watched the first stage of the pylon being erected on the north side of the Thames, and wandered back this weekend to see the impact the white needle is having on the surrounding areas.

Jan
16
2012
Photos of an Empty London on Christmas Morning
Photos of an Empty London on Christmas Morning

Photos of an Empty London on Christmas Morning

For the third — and judging by my track record of being ill at Xmas — the last time, I got up early and walked into central London to hire a bike and cycle around taking photos of the city

Dec
25
2011