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Huge Rainbow over the City of London

Sat at my desk, working away and as I look up I see a stunning sight. A sight that had me literally throwing off my reading glasses and running across the room with camera to catch it before it vanished.

Nov
29
2009

Rehearsing the State Opening of Parliament

Although the State Opening of Parliament happens every year pretty much without fail, the people involved in it tend not to be there every year, so the huge precession needs to be practiced before the live event. While a fair

Nov
16
2009
London in the 1950s – archive film footage
London in the 1950s – archive film footage

London in the 1950s – archive film footage

A heads up that the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square is showing archive films of London in the 1950s as part of a free event later this month. The official fluff reads: Take a trip back in time to

Nov
03
2009

London Moves Me

London is probably the only place where people will sit on stone flooring, outdoors on a cold night and watch silent movies about transport 100 years ago – was roughly how last night’s event in Trafalgar Square was introduced to

Oct
23
2009

Rainbow over London

Fleeting rainbow seen over London this morning from my flat. Not as dramatic as others I have captured, but I liked how it almost perfectly lined up with a rather ugly tower block. Mother nature achieving what mankind never seems

Oct
16
2009
Tower Bridge in the Dereliction
Tower Bridge in the Dereliction

Tower Bridge in the Dereliction

In the 1970's-80s large swathes of the docklands area was left as wasteland following the development of container cargo trade - and as such there are quite a lot of photos of the area showing the wastelands left over from the demolition of buildings and warehouses.

Oct
05
2009
Watching The Shard go up
Watching The Shard go up

Watching The Shard go up

Looking up from the desk where I spend rather too much time typing on a computer keyboard, I can see the embryonic stages of a new skyscraper starting to rise up over London.

Oct
02
2009

Met Police Issue Advice to Amateur Photographers

There is an ongoing and sometimes very contentious debate about the rights of people to take photos in public spaces and the attitude of the police and security officers when they see a camera pointing at something interesting. There have

Jul
09
2009

Flypast over Tower Bridge

An FYI – on Friday 26th June 2009, there is due to be a flypast over Tower Bridge sometime between 12-1pm as part of the London Armed Forces Day. I haven’t been able to confirm who is doing the flypast,

Jun
25
2009

Photography Banned in Greenwich Foot Tunnel

This is probably more the remit of The Greenwich Phantom, but as part of the Greenwich foot tunnel lies on MY side of the river, and this concerns a particular bugbear of mine, I shall talk about it. The tunnel,

Jun
07
2009

On board HMS Illustrious: Part 1

Thanks to an awesome invitation from the Royal Navy, I had the pleasure of of an hour on board HMS Illustrious this afternoon. I’ll do a proper write-up tomorrow as I am quite tired this evening – but if you

May
09
2009

Helicopter flypast over London

Wandered down towards Greenwich at lunchtime to watch the flyover of 20 helicopters over HMS Illustrious as part of the week’s celebrations. I actually stayed on the north side by Island Gardens as I hoped to get shots of helicopters

May
07
2009

Fireworks over HMS Illustrious tonight

After seeing photos of HMS Illustrious at Greenwich once before with fireworks, on a whim I just checked the PLA website, and they have a navigation warning that advises that there will be fireworks tonight (Thur 7th May). The barge

May
07
2009

A couple of photos of Lusty

I took loads of photos of the aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious (Lusty) passing through the Thames Barrier, on her way down to Greenwich, but here is a quick couple that looked “not bad” on quick glance. I’ll fiddle with the

May
06
2009

HMS Illustrious @ Greenwich – May 2009 Events

As part of the Fly 100 events to commemorate the Royal Navy’s first “airship”, the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will be in Greenwich from tomorrow (Wed 6th) lunchtime. For photo opportunity fans: The timetable is Gravesend at 9am and Greenwich

May
05
2009
The Shard at London Bridge
The Shard at London Bridge

The Shard at London Bridge

The Shard, a super-tall skyscraper which will start rising up over London will be very visible from my flat when finished - to the point of being the dominant item on the skyline.

Apr
27
2009

Photo Oportunity – Lloyds Building

The Lloyds Building in the City has been a long favourite for photographers, but thanks to the narrow streets in the City, it is difficult to get any general photos of the building from a distance. Until now! Thanks to

Apr
12
2009

Filming gets easier on the London Underground

Had a press release come through from TfL gushing about their improved service for film makers and the setting up of a dedicated film office. Great if you want to make films, but what about the remaining 99.99% of people

Apr
07
2009

London photography competition

I have just received the periodic email from Somerset House, which lists the things they have on each month and they are featuring an exhibition of photos of London taken by one Richard Bryant, a noted photographer. Apart from the

Mar
24
2009

Looking down over London

Whilst the best views over London often come from private office blocks, which tend to be difficult to get into – if you can find a multi-story car park, the top floor often offers surprisingly good views over the city.

Feb
27
2009

Where is this?

Can you identify this bit of London architecture? Highlight the “hidden text” in the black box below for your answer. It is the Docklands Teleport, a satellite broadcast center in North Woolwich.

Feb
14
2009
Snow photos
Snow photos

Snow photos

As practically everyone is going to be uploading Snow-Photos today, I thought I’d join in. I had intended to get up very early and try to get good photos, but a sore shoulder kept me up most of the night

Feb
02
2009
An iceberg on the River Thames
An iceberg on the River Thames

An iceberg on the River Thames

Sitting at home, and what should go past the flat, but an iceberg with a polar bear on top of it. After having a WTF moment and grabbing the photo, I am now wondering where in the “Dummies Guide to

Jan
26
2009
The Horrid Murder of His Majestie, King Charles I
The Horrid Murder of His Majestie, King Charles I

The Horrid Murder of His Majestie, King Charles I

This morning, roughly 500 members of the King’s Army of the English Civil War Society marched through Whitehall – in the footsteps of King Charles I in commemoration of ‘His Majestie’s Horrid Murder’ at the hands of the Parliament in

Jan
25
2009