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Steam Trains and Road Crossings
Steam Trains and Road Crossings

Steam Trains and Road Crossings

A press release from Network Rail the other day made me do a bit of a double-take and a bit of research. The press release itself was nothing special, being a warning that a moribund, but never technically closed (echos

Jan
14
2009

100,000!

Earlier today, a quite remarkable milestone was passed as the 100,000th person looked at my Flickr collection of photos of an “Abandoned London” taken on Christmas morning – which is quite staggering. When I got up on Christmas morning, I

Jan
11
2009

First Day of the Woolwich DLR

Today was the completion of a DLR extension project which had taken the light railway down towards City Airport – and after a short hiatus for tunneling work – under the River Thames to Woolwich town centre. I had planned

Jan
10
2009

President Elect Obama at Madame Tussauds

A firm which is never shy of blatent publicity stunts, Madame Tussauds has decided that Americans can get free entry into its waxworks on the day the new US President is inaugurated into the Presidency. They have already got a

Jan
09
2009

Foggy London

It’s just gone incredibly foggy where I live in Docklands, and as tempted as I am to go out and take photos of fog in the evening, I am stuck indoors waiting for an email to authorise some work to

Jan
08
2009

Hovercraft on the Thames

If you are looking for the hovercraft seen on the Thames on 15th March 2011,

Jan
02
2009
Abandoned London
Abandoned London

Abandoned London

A couple of years ago I had the idea that it might be fun to take photos of London without humans – yes, I was motivated by that scene in Westminster from 28 Days Later. Unfortunately, not being a film

Dec
25
2008

Aircraft over London at night

Living in Docklands, I can lie in bed and watch planes going to/from City Airport, and if working in the living room watch planes heading towards Heathrow. So, I was quite interested to see that the chaps (and chapesses) over

Nov
13
2008

The Dollis Brook Viaduct

There is a section of the London Underground which has a short bit of track, and just a single train which shuttles between two stations at either end – and it isn’t the Waterloo and City line. I am referring

Oct
19
2008

The Cathedral Express Steam Train

We may live in an age where trains are bland tubes with garish colours and an announcement every 30 seconds, but there are still some good old fashioned steam trains in use on the UK’s railways. Not just confined to

Oct
11
2008

Centre Point Tower (London Open House)

I have been rather slow in uploading photos etc from London Open House Weekend, so here is another one. I managed to book tickets for a visit to the Centre Point tower in central London. It had been my second

Oct
10
2008

Beefeater Gin Tour (London Open House)

On Sunday, as part of the London Open House Weekend – I had a tour of London’s last remaining Gin distillery – which produces Beefeater London Dry Gin. The other so-called London Dry Gins (the ones in distinctive green bottles)

Sep
22
2008

London Open House – Day 1

The morning of my favourite weekend started well – with a quick trip up the tower at St Anne’s in Wardour Street. There is a rather fine clock up there, and on a landing half way up, a rather earnest

Sep
20
2008
Another 1938 train outing
Another 1938 train outing

Another 1938 train outing

As you may have read, I went on a trip on a 1938 tube train a few months ago – but today was THE BIG ONE, where the train did a full run along the entire Northern Line from Morden

Jun
29
2008

Bank of England – open day

(Blog updated to note this event is repeated on 3rd July 2010) The Bank of England is normally open on only one Saturday per year – on Open House Weekend, and the queue to get in has always been awful.

May
29
2008

Cruise Liners on the Thames

One of the nicer things about living where I do – in Docklands – is when an usual ship goes past the flat. Last year, I compiled a calendar based on information from the Port of London Authority and others

May
14
2008
Southwark Tube Station
Southwark Tube Station

Southwark Tube Station

Of all the tube stations which were built for the Jubilee Line extension - my favourite has to be the little-noticed one at Southwark.

Apr
06
2008

Photos at the Red Arrows flypast

I dutifully wandered over to London Bridge at lunchtime to get hoped for photos of the Red Arrows flying overhead and with Tower Bridge in the shot. As I arrived, I was pleasantly shocked to see the was quite a

Apr
01
2008

Red Arrows flypast over London

As part of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force as a distinct military unit – there will be a flypast over London tomorrow (Tuesday April 1st) by the infamous Red Arrows – and it is

Mar
31
2008

Watching Buildings Explode

Just had this appear on my architecture RSS feeds, and it looks interesting if I can make it up there. A series of old council blocks in Glasgow are to be “imploded” during this year, with the first set in

Feb
07
2008

A380 starts regular flights to Heathrow

Reading in The Times today that the Airbus A380 is going to make its first commercial flight in and out of Heathrow on the afternoon of March 18th. Will I run over with my camera? You bet ya! Now, do

Feb
01
2008
The Royal Courts of Justice
The Royal Courts of Justice

The Royal Courts of Justice

As part of this weekend’s Temple Open Weekend – it turned out that the Royal Courts of Justice – just on the other side of the road – were also opened up, as it was here that they were holding

Jan
19
2008
Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…
Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…

Goodbye Kings Cross Thameslink…

...hello to the new St Pancras International replacement.

Dec
09
2007

HMS Westminster & Tower Bridge – A photo opportunity

The UK naval frigate, HMS Westminster is arriving in London for a few days, and will pass under the raised Tower Bridge just before 5pm on Dec 13th.

Nov
19
2007