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Photos of the Early Printing Presses at Fleet Street
Photos of the Early Printing Presses at Fleet Street

Photos of the Early Printing Presses at Fleet Street

Fleet Street may have been known as the traditional heart of London’s newspapers, but in fact, many of the newspapers were situated not on Fleet Street proper, but on side streets around it. One such property was the Associated Newspapers

Dec
12
2010
Boris on top of The Shard
Boris on top of The Shard

Boris on top of The Shard

Yes, it’s a blatant PR stunt, but Mayor Boris went not just to the top of The Shard today, but actually a little bit higher than even that – as he climbed up the crane sitting on the very top

Dec
09
2010

A flaccid grey blancmange arrives on London’s Cheapside

The upper end of London’s Cheapside used to contain a rather generic looking 1960s office block of no outstanding architectural detail, but equally not excessively offensive to the eye. This was slowly demolished a few years ago, leaving open a

Oct
30
2010
Photos – Commemorating the Nine Regicides
Photos – Commemorating the Nine Regicides

Photos – Commemorating the Nine Regicides

If you read the blog regularly, then you may recall that this morning, a march down The Mall took place to commemorate the Nine Regicides.

Oct
17
2010
Sinister black speedboat action
Sinister black speedboat action

Sinister black speedboat action

I often see the police boat going past the flat - occasionally at full speed with lights flashing - but also sometimes I also see a couple of sinister black inflatable boats racing up and down the river.

Oct
13
2010

Abandoned London – Wapping’s Tobacco Dock

Nearly two hundred years old, the huge Grade I listed brick and timber built former tobacco warehouse in Wapping is sadly now probably more famous for being a ghostly abandoned site than for its long heritage. Built in 1812 to

Oct
10
2010
The Shard Arises – Aug/Sept 2010
The Shard Arises – Aug/Sept 2010

The Shard Arises – Aug/Sept 2010

Latest in the roughly monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. At the end of July the rise of the flooring structure around the base of the core, and the emergence of a “mini-core” to

Sep
13
2010
The Shard Arises – July 2010
The Shard Arises – July 2010

The Shard Arises – July 2010

Latest in the monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. At the end of June the concrete core had just surpassed Guys Hospital, but at the end of July was quite noticeably higher. Also of

Aug
05
2010
The Shard Arises – June 2010
The Shard Arises – June 2010

The Shard Arises – June 2010

Latest in the monthly series of photos of The Shard as seen from my flat. After a couple of months of idleness, the building has really started to rocket upwards and this month, the concrete core overtook the Guys Hospital

Jun
25
2010

Four NATO warships in Docklands

My route to the shopping centre can sometimes take me over the bridge at West India Docks, and occasionally the scenery is added to by the presence of a visiting ship or two. This weekend, there are in fact four

May
30
2010
The Shard Arises – April & May 2010
The Shard Arises – April & May 2010

The Shard Arises – April & May 2010

After a bit of a hiatus, a resumption of my (supposedly) monthly updates about The Shard tower being built by London Bridge. After doing almost nothing during April, the Shard has over the past couple of weeks finally started rising

May
21
2010

Chalk Cut Christian Cross in Countryside

Heading down to Maidstone, and what did I see when glancing out of the window as the train zoomed toward Shoreham – but a large Christian Cross cut out of the chalk hills. Christian Crosses of that scale and visibility

Apr
24
2010
The 2010 London Tweed Run
The 2010 London Tweed Run

The 2010 London Tweed Run

This afternoon, some 400 chaps and ladies dressed in Tweed and suitable attire took a merry jaunt around London, and I wandered over to take some photos.

Apr
10
2010

The Shard Arises – March 2010

Part of my now monthly report on The Shard developments as seen from my flat. Or more accurately, doesn’t arise at all during March. Apart from the coverings over the next door building and a new crane, the core of

Apr
04
2010

Flickr Spam

I use Flickr to host my photos as it is a convenient repository and has some nice, but generally subtle community aspects to the website. However, there is a dark side to the website – and that is the groups.

Apr
04
2010

Tower Bridge goes Dark for Earth Hour

Lots of buildings turned off their lights last night for an hour to mark the Earth Hour event – and although they were quite late, Tower Bridge eventually went dark – making them the most significant blob of blackness as

Mar
28
2010
Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common
Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common

Of a Wood, a Castle and a Common

No long rambling thoughts, just a long ramble through South London to stop me sitting at the computer and doing the work I should be doing. Herewith – some photos: Greenwich foot tunnel – photos of which are officially

Mar
06
2010
The Shard Arises!
The Shard Arises!

The Shard Arises!

A few months ago I decided to start taking regular photos of the skyline to document the construction of The Shard from my home. Umm, a bit of laziness in taking photos and incompetence in keeping some of the ones

Mar
05
2010

Some Photos of London – Tilt/Shifted

There is a moderately poplar photographic technique, a derivative of tilt-shifting which enables photos of real places to be modified in such a way as they look as if they are photos of scale models. It’s quite a bizarre effect

Feb
05
2010

Large moon over London

The stunning sight this morning of the Full Moon sinking down over London had me reaching for my camera. Thanks to an optical illusion though, if you take a photo of an enlarged moon, it seems to shrink to normal

Feb
01
2010

Some photos of a City Tower

Just uploaded some old photos I took last year of a fairly famous City tower taken from a slightly unusual angle.

Jan
29
2010

Docklands in the Snow

Over the years since I moved into the docklands area, I have listened to people denigrating the area. Too often I am told the area lacks a “soul”, that it is full of glass and steel towers with no character

Jan
10
2010

Photo contest with Wikimedia and Museums

Two photography posts in succession? I better stop this sharpish! Anyhow, after yesterdays somewhat sarcastic opinion about a photo contest, here is one which is vastly more worthy and exciting. Britain Loves Wikipedia is a photography contest that will be

Dec
07
2009

DLR Launches Photography Contest

I am writing about this not because I think the contest is noteworthy due to wondrous prizes, but for the sheer irony of the issues it raises. Over the years I have lived in the docklands area, I have on

Dec
06
2009