London (pronounced /|lVnd@n/) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. An important settlement for around two millennia, London is today one of the world's most important business and financial centres,^ and its influence in politics, culture, education, entertainment, media, fashion, sport and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the key global cities.
London boasts a vast number of attractions for the traveller. As a bonus, most attractions in London are free of charge! Following is a selection of some of the most popular and noteworthy (the rest to be found in the various district pages - get exploring!):
- Somerset House - this magnificent 18th century building off the Strand, recently restored to the public, houses the collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms. You'll also find shops, cafés, a restaurant and the spectacular Fountain Court, scene of public ice-skating in the winter.
- Trafalgar Square - home of Nelson's Column and the lions, and once a safe haven for London's pigeons until the recent introduction of hired birds of prey. It recently attracted controversy over the 'Fourth plinth', previously empty, being temporarily home to a Marc Quin sculpture, 'Alison Lapper Pregnant'. Overlooked by the National Gallery, it's the nearest London has to a 'center', and has recently been pedestrianized.
- Oxford Street - The largest shopping street in Europe
- Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament) in . The seat of the British parliament and site, as well as setting for royal coronations since 1066, most recently that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.
- Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of the Queen, one of several royal palaces in London. Open for tours during the summer months only, but a must-see sight even if you don't go in.
- - Possibly one of the busiest areas in London. It houses the largest cinemas (frequently hosting star-studded premieres), as well as cafes and restaurants. Due to the huge influx of tourists, everything from cinema tickets to bottles of water are very expensive.
- Piccadilly Circus - London's "Times Square".
- The London Eye is the world's largest observation wheel, situated on the of the Thames with magnificent views over London.
- Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, situated on the a fantastic modern reconstruction of the Tudor period Globe Theatre, scene of some fine Shakespearian moments
- The Tower of London, situated just south east of , is London's original royal fortress by the Thames. It is over 900 years old, contains the Crown Jewels, is guarded by Beefeaters, and is a site.
- Tower Bridge is the iconic 19th century bridge located by the Tower of London near . It is decorated with high towers and featuring a drawbridge and you can visit the engine rooms and a Tower Bridge exhibition.
- St Paul's Cathedral, in , is Sir Christopher Wren's great accomplishment, built after the 1666 Great Fire of London - the great dome is still seated in majesty over The City. A section of the dome has such good acoustics that it forms a "Whispering Gallery."
- Temple in , east of Somerset House, is a small realm of serenity in the midst of the typical turmoil. It used to be the court of the Templar Knights. You can still visit the beautiful Romanesque church, which is one of the oldest ones in London.
- Southwark Cathedral - off the traditional tourist path, Southwark Cathedral has been the site of worship since 852 AD. Literally in the shadow of London Bridge, the Cathedral is a shelter from the noise of the city.
- Highgate Cemetery , Where you can go on a guided tour of the overgrown western cemetery which gives it a special beauty and charm, or self guided on the east side where you'll find the grave of Karl Marx. There are known to be at least 850 notable people buried at Highgate. It has been said that Highgate has the finest collection of Victorian funerary architecture in the country
- Royal Albert Hall - landmark location of many world-renowned concerts (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin), still plays host to top shelf entertainment. In summer, the are a varied classical music festival, and first-come first-served standing tickets can be had for £5 (2006 price). Doors open 30mins before the performance (which generally begins at 7.30pm) but a queue starts earlier, around 6pm for a 'normal' concert and considerably earlier if there are big-name performers. Seated tickets are also available for £20-£50; often there are some still available on the night. Special rules restrict entrance to the famous Last Night in September; you will not be able to get in without attending at least 6 other Proms!
- Portobello Road - claimed to be the world's largest antiques market. For antiques, souvenirs and other knick-knacks or simply a walk through time. At night this is one of the best pick up areas in London, at least for women needing men anyway.
- Maritime Greenwich - home of Greenwich Mean Time, the Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory - site
- The o2 - The former Millennium Dome has been transformed into a major entertainment complex consisting of a large arena which plays host to a number of world class acts; a cinema which includes the largest screen in the UK and numerous bars and restaurants.
Museums and Galleries
London hosts an outstanding collection of world-class museums. Even better, it is the only one of the three traditional "alpha world cities" (along with and ) in which the majority of the museums have no entrance charges, thus allowing visitors to make multiple visits with ease.
Although the rest of London may be expensive, many of its best museums and galleries are free including both Tates, the National and National Portrait Galleries, the British Museum, the Imperial War Museum, and most things in Greenwich. Temporary exhibits do cost money, however. Audioguides are available at many of the major museums; many of these are free of charge, though there may be a suggested donation at the entrance.
- National Gallery - excellent art collection, the vast majority of which is free of charge to visit. The audioguides are very comprehensive, have comments on most of the paintings in the museum, and are free, though this fact is not advertised, and a donation is suggested.
- National Portrait Gallery just around the corner from the National gallery; also admission free excepting some exhibitions
- British Museum - one of the world's great museums, founded in 1753 - a vast repository of the world's cultures and free entrance.
- Cartoon Museum - A vast collection of cartoons and comics on display. Located near the British Museum, it has an admission fee of £3 for adults, and is free for students.
- Foundling Museum - a museum and a gallery telling the story of the Foundling Hospital, an orphanage for abandoned children founded in the eighteenth century. Massive art donations by British artists and the involvement of George Frideric Handel as a patron made this child care organization an early center of art and music. Admission is £5.
North West London
- the Sherlock Holmes Museum is at 239 Baker Street (aka 221B Baker Street). A must see for Holmes fans but do remember that there is no 221B Baker Street!
- the RAF Museum , in Hendon, is a longish Tube ride from Central London is a must for any war buffs. It has extensive galleries detailing the history of the RAF and its aircraft. A sound and light show inside the museum focuses on the Blitz.
- Museum of London - a great place to visit to understand the history and development of the city, from prehistoric times to recent history, with plenty of detail on the Roman and Medieval cities - admission is free
- Tate Galleries - Tate Britain and Tate Modern - showcases of some of the best of British and Modern Art respectively - mostly free entry
- Saatchi Gallery - closed and moving to Chelsea, opens in early 2007
- London Dungeon brings to life the gorier elements of London's past, with faithful recreations of disaster, disease, and torture. Younger children may be scared.
- the Victoria and Albert Museum - highlights the decorative arts such as fashion and furniture - admission free
- the Natural History Museum - the dinosaur exhibit complete with life-sized roaring T-Rex is popular with kids (and adults), but the museum really excels with the galleries devoted to mammals, insects and the human body. There is also a new wing where groups can tour a research facility and the Museum's historic stocks of pickled specimens (well worth a visit, but not for the squeamish!) - free entry
- Science Museum - packed with science and industry; there are galleries devotes to many subjects, including space, nuclear physics, genetics, and computing; the top floor is, appropriately, taken up with the history of flight and many historic aircraft, including a Spitfire and a Hurricane.
- the Imperial War Museum - London site, with an afternoon's worth of British military history, is free except for some special exhibitions; the same institution owns the Central London Cabinet War Rooms, HMS Belfast (a WWII cruiser, now a floating museum extensive enough to satisfy the most warlike son or husband), and Duxford Air Museum, an airbase a day trip from London with five hangars' worth of historic aircraft (you are unlikely to fit everything in in one visit).
- National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich - home of the Prime Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. Highlights include the lovely walk up to the observatory (with a great view of the river) and the collection of old clocks and navigational instruments - admission free except for special exhibitions
- Sir John Soane's Museum - free but groups must prebook and may need to make donation
- The Wallace Collection - home to old master paintings, furniture, porcelain, arms and armor and other fine art. Free tours, charges for special workshops
- Pollock's Toy Museum Trust - no longer at Scala Street. Pollock's Toy Museum charges an entrance fee.
- The Canal Museum . Near King's Cross at 12/13 New Wharf Road, the museum is housed in a former ice wharehouse on Regent's Canal. £3 admission. Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
Parks and Gardens
The 'green lungs' of London are the many parks, great and small, scattered throughout the city. Some of the best-known and most-popular are:
- Hyde Park - the West End's back garden, Hyde Park is the largest central London park at 140 ha (350 acres) in size. Noted for the large number of recreational possibilities, for the Serpentine (the central large lake) its collection of public sculpture, and for being a venue of choice for world-class music and other events, such as the annual 'Party in the Park', a concert in aid of the Prince's Trust, and the record-breaking Live8 concert of 2005.
- Hampstead Heath - One of the three main parks in Central London (Along with Hyde Park and Regent's Park). Most famous for its 360 degree panoramic sweeping views of Central London and Kenwood House, the stately home where scenes from the movie Notting Hill were filmed.
- Kensington Gardens - blends into Hyde Park at its western end, features Kensington Palace and the Albert Memorial, 111 ha (275 acres) in size
- Green Park - 16 ha in size
- St James' Park
- Regents Park and the London Zoo(ological Gardens)
- Kew Gardens - the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in south-west London are one of London's most popular attractions, easily accessed by public transport
- Richmond Park - The largest Royal Park in London at 1000 ha (2500 acres) in size. On a clear day, views can stretch as far as central London.
- Battersea Park . On the river next to the iconic Battersea Power Station.
- Brockwell Park . Running from Brixton to Herne Hill, this houses the famous Brockwell Lido.
- Holland Park . Located near Notting Hill, this is one of the best kept secrets in all of London. It features a traditional Japanese (Koi) water garden, sports facilities, children’s play areas, nature reserve, and even a nice cafeteria and restaurant right in the center of the park.
- Clapham Common The heart of South London's hippest district
- Victoria Park - The city's first public park, located in the East End
- Wimbledon Common A large area (460 hectares) of woodlands, open grass areas and healthland with a windmill, nature trails and ponds.
Most of the larger parks have their origins in royal estates and hunting grounds and are still owned by the Crown, despite their public access. These royal parks are now policed by a division of the Metropolitan Police Service for London. It takes over from the Royal Parks Constabulary which policed Royal Parks prior to the Metropolitan Police.
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Canon 5D Mark II
Made by The Round Peg
Read our Blog or follow us on Twitter So what's all this hype about the new Canon 5D Mark II? Today I had the possibility to try it for some hours around London and I had my own ideas on it. Where to start? The specifications are well known to everyone, so I will not go through all of them, but I will underline those I feel make the difference. If I have to choose the most important thing this camera carries with it I would point one without any doubts. High ISO capability The photo I have chosen to show you with this short review portray a man outside a pub, a normal scene in London, but if you look closer you would see that there is a little bit of grain. Counting that the photo was taken almost at five in the afternoon, you could see that the quality is not that bad, but giving a deeper look at the EXIF you would see that I shot it at ISO 6400! At f/2.8 and 1/60th of a second the result is absolutely impressive. Yes, this is the main feature of this camera. Joking (but not so much to be honest) I wrote on a twit that this camera is able to create light from darkness. In a pitch black cab at ISO 25600 I was able to get a portrait; grainy, but still acceptable. megapixels, tons of megapixels One Jpeg at full resolution is almost ten megabytes. The impressive 21 MegaPixel are more than enough for using a violent use of the crop tool. I love not to crop the photos if I can, a good composition does not need cropping, but with so many megapixels you can play with your scissors! In order to avoid incompatibility with my editing software we decided not to shoot RAW, but nothing new on that side. I would still use the full RAW even at the cost of producing a huge 20MB file for each photo. The camera can produce smaller RAW files, but it is not a file compression, just a reduction in the number of used pixels: personally I would not go for a ten megabyte file just to use the camera at half its power... video I have always criticized Canon or Nikon for setting video capabilities in the new DSLR cameras, but I have to admit that in order to stay in tunes with the photojournalistic needs, video is something that CAN be the right move. I had some fun today using the video mode, the result are absolutely stunning, nevertheless I am not convinced that the feature will be used by more than a handful of photographers. The camera is not a videocam, so handling it while shooting a video is no easy job, nevertheless I think that few good attempt and a good direction will give everyone the right expertise to have some very good videos even without a tripod. Viewfinder Hey, it is a FULL FRAME camera. Do not expect a small viewfinder, because you will not get one. It is HUGE, very well designed and it brings you details only a full frame viewfinder can. Drawbacks There has been just one really annoying thing: the shutter button. It does feel a software button, if the focus is not perfect (and the camera is in Single Shot mode) the camera does not react. I like the mechanical feeling on the shutter; when I press the button the camera should do one thing and one thing only: release the shutter. Immediately! Did I focus badly? Who cares! I want the camera to fire straight away, without questions. I have to admit that the only moment I had this issue was when my time with the camera was closing to the end and the light was a dream. With my 40D shooting in those conditions would have been absolutely impossible, while with the new Canon 5D Mark II it was still possible to do many things... Conclusion I have to be honest: I would have loved to walk home, tonight, with the 5D Mk II in my hands. The camera is incredibly good, it is fast, the ISO settings are incredible and overall the quality of the camera is GREAT! There are many small details that have been improved since the 5D and the Prosumer camera from Canon is a serious player. I bet that many professional photographers would prefer it over a 1D Mk III. The price? It is high, but I think that the quality this camera is able to deliver is worth the price!
Aerial map, London - 5-2
Made by Katarina 2353
My London set London is the largest urban area and the capital of England and the United Kingdom. An important settlement for two millennia, London's history goes back to its founding by the Romans. Since its settlement, London has been part of many important movements and phenomena throughout history, such as the English Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Gothic Revival. The city's core, the ancient City of London, still retains its limited medieval boundaries; but since at least the 19th century the name London has also referred to the whole metropolis which has developed around it. Today the bulk of this conurbation forms the London region of England and the Greater London administrative area, with its own elected mayor and assembly. London is one of the world's leading business, financial, and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as a major global city. London boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church; the Tower of London; the historic settlement of Greenwich; and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and its popularity has increased over the years due to economic growth. London's diverse population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and over 300 languages are spoken within the city. As of 2006, it has an official population of 7,512,400 within the boundaries of Greater London and is the most populous municipality in the European Union. As of 2001, the Greater London Urban Area has a population of 8,278,251 and the metropolitan area is estimated to have a total population of between 12 and 14 million. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the 2012 Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. I hope this aerial photos of London will help you during your stay in this beautiful metropolis! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
Made by The Round Peg
I wondered how to call this shot and what to write underneath it. My mind is racing in three different direction and I cannot find the perfect photo for any of the three thoughts. From one side I have the excitement for tonight public debate on Photographers' Rights and Obligations in the UK. The London Calling Photographers has succeeded in gathering the London Metropolitan Police (MET), the British Journal of Photography (BJP) and the British Press Photographers' Association (BPPA) to discuss about the recent development in the laws and in the Prime Minister feedbacks on the issue. The meeting is free and open to everybody, so if you are interested there are still few seats available: go on our website and signup on the wiki page. We have been featured in the Guardian, and some journalists will cover the event as well. On another side I had the pleasure, yesterday evening, to attend an Event in the Apple Store. Stephen Fry held a speech on technology, and it had been really interesting. Unfortunately I was restrained by using one of my lenses because I seemed too professional and I was not accredited as press. The event was really good, but the photo did not turned out very well: I was a little too far and in the middle of the crown to capture good shots with the 50mm. Well, lesson learned! Then there is a huge blow I received yesterday, watching the behavior of a man I trusted going so low in my scale of respectability that I have been almost dizzy for some minutes. Today the disappointment is surfacing, the incredulity is forming more clearly. Disappointment, then, is the title of this photo. Disappointed by the general outcome, but pleased with the lessons I have learned once more. Disappointed as the girl I took a photo almost by mistake. Disappointed because more conscious. Yes, We Can! The mantra in my head, the disappointment in my mind and the strong urge to prove myself, to move forward. Where will this end? Follow me on twitter!
Made by Katarina 2353
My London set London is the largest urban area and the capital of England and the United Kingdom. An important settlement for two millennia, London's history goes back to its founding by the Romans. Since its settlement, London has been part of many important movements and phenomena throughout history, such as the English Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the Gothic Revival. The city's core, the ancient City of London, still retains its limited medieval boundaries; but since at least the 19th century the name London has also referred to the whole metropolis which has developed around it. Today the bulk of this conurbation forms the London region of England and the Greater London administrative area, with its own elected mayor and assembly. London is one of the world's leading business, financial, and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as a major global city. London boasts four World Heritage Sites: The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret's Church; the Tower of London; the historic settlement of Greenwich; and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and its popularity has increased over the years due to economic growth. London's diverse population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and over 300 languages are spoken within the city. As of 2006, it has an official population of 7,512,400 within the boundaries of Greater London and is the most populous municipality in the European Union. As of 2001, the Greater London Urban Area has a population of 8,278,251 and the metropolitan area is estimated to have a total population of between 12 and 14 million. London will be hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London
I had to do it too.. :))) - 2
Made by Katarina 2353
Location on which this beautiful was built is confining, and the view on it is mostly blocked. I believe it’s impossible to take the complete, quality shot of it, and avoid other buildings that surround it. I did all I could, and saw fit, to highlight fascinating uniqueness of this building.. I just had to do it :)) 30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin, The Egg and the Swiss Re Building, is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened at the end of May 2004. With 40 floors, the tower is 180 metres (591 ft) tall. After the plans to build the Millennium Tower were dropped, the current building was designed by Norman Foster, his then business partner Ken Shuttleworth and Arup engineers, and was erected by Skanska in 2001–2003. The building is on the former site of the Baltic Exchange building, the headquarters of a global marketplace for ship sales and shipping information. In 1996 Trafalgar House submitted plans for the Millennium Tower, a 386 metres (1,266 ft) building with more than 140,000 m2 (1,500,000 sq ft) office space, apartments, shops, restaurants and gardens. This plan was dropped after objections for being totally out-of-scale with the City of London and anticipated disruption to flight paths for both City and Heathrow airports; the revised plan for a lower tower was accepted. The gherkin name dates back to at least 1999, referring to that plan's highly unorthodox layout and appearance. Due to the current building's somewhat phallic appearance, other inventive names have also been used for the building, including the Erotic gherkin, the Towering Innuendo, and the Crystal Phallus (also a pun on Crystal Palace). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_St_Mary_Axe
Made by edscoble
Test shot with the new Polaroid SX-70 I've got from eBay, rather a clever little Polaroid, it's surprisingly small too, I rather like how easy it is to focus and how it look through the viewfinder, much better than looking through my Lubitel 166B viewfinder (quick note - i didn't like having the border on the Polaroid so I decided to just crop to the picture itself, nice and clean). I managed to modified the 600 films into the SX-70, removing the ND filter on the sensor and set the camera to the darkest setting on the sensor, picture still came out slightly overexposed but not so much. Who need Photoshop? Edited - I've notice due to Polaroid announced that they won't be doing instant film anymore, this lead to an increase number of people searching Polaroid on Flickr, and since this polaroid came first out of the list of search, I take this chance to show you the Save Polaroid site; This site will document the aftermath of this announcement and will serve as a home-base for the effort to convince another company to begin producing the cherished technology that Polaroid has so carelessly abandoned, this is not about saving Polaroid, the company, rather the remarkable invention of Edwin Land, the instant film that made Polaroid a household name.
Happy Valentine's 2009 أجمل ما في الحب الصراحة مهما كانت قاسيه لأنها حبات اللؤلؤ التي تزين بها الذكريات
Made by A.T.Q * In UK
14th of Feb 2009 Happy Valentine's Day London , uk I'm Not Crying Say all the words you want baby But I'm not breaking down Your words just bounce right off me My tears are nowhere to be found You and I are over That's road's already been paved And it's too late for you to realize What we had could've been saved Now that your girl dumped you You say you know how I feel But don't expect my sympathy 'Cause you caught the raw end of that deal You're begging me to take you back The tears running down your face But the emotions have frozen within me And I'm in a different place. A place where I don't have to care About how hard you're trying And all I can think as I turn away Is that for once I'm not crying أبوس تـراب رجـلـك يا لـويـلي .... ولــولا ذاك لا أدعــى مصـابا وما بـوس التراب لحب ارض .... ولكـن حـب من وطىء الترابا جننت بها وقـد أصـبحت فيها .... محبـــا أستطــيب بهـا العـذابا ولازمـت القـفـار بـكـل أرض .... وعيشي بالوحوش نمى وطابا الحب مشاعر صادقه نقيه ولا يكون حب بخداع او كذب انما بقلب صادق ان لم يكن هناك شيء اسمه حب لخترعناه لنغيش به
Watching the fireworks
Made by Dean Ayres
...in Leicester Square during the Chinese New Year celebrations. I love the expression on this woman's face as a cloud of firework smoke engulfs the crowd, and the way she presses the youngest child into her scarf. I'd never seen a firework display in daylight before; they aren't much to see, but the noise and the smoke are very striking. And they are what this family are reacting to. It was a lucky capture. A gap opened up in the crowd. I saw the expression on the woman's face, took a couple of steps towards her, and realised that if I went any closer I would distract her. So I zoomed in as close as my lens would allow and fired off a few shots. I've cropped the image quite hard to isolate the central family group. The shot I took a second later didn't have the girl with the pink hood in the foreground, but the woman's face had changed, and the photo doesn't have the same dynamism. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm amazed that a large number of people are still viewing this photo 6 months after it was taken, and I'm intrigued about how you stumble upon it. If you are thinking of adding a comment, please tell me how you got here. Thanks again, Dean
Charity Print Sale - 15/52 - Giraffe
Made by jamesgalpin
This image has been requested by a colleague so he can donate for the Demelza Hospice. It was a fun image that has been viewed close to 30,000 times now. This is the 15th image for sale from my 52 week fundraising effort for the Demelza Trust. www.demelza.org.uk/ Each Saturday one image will be uploaded with the following price guide. All profits from the images will go to the Demelza Trust. www.justgiving.com/jimjam52pics Pledge size will result in differing print sizes as follows: 6x4.5 - £1.50 8x6 - £7.50 12x9 - £25 16x12 - £50 Each image will be sold a maximum of 5 times, first come first served. Each print will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity recording its limited edition status. Please be generous, it's a very good cause. And please note which image the donation relates to so I know which to print. James
Her Curly Hair and my Fatherly Instinct
Made by The Round Peg
Lately I feel, more than ever, a strong fatherly instinct. I have always wanted to have children, but in these months I smile more broadly when I see children smiling, laughing or walking their steps through the world. It can be something normal for most of the people, but for me it is a pleasant sensation. During the second day of the Notting Hill Carnival 2008 I met a lot of people, the crowd was almost unbearable at some points, but the children there opened my heart more than once and everything became light and easy. This child's eyes in particular were full of that particular curiosity that it is typical of children. She was amazing: a whistle in her mouth, a white dress, riding her father's shoulders and most of all a great bushy hair to crown that little face. I saw them from the distance; they were walking away from me, but I had some luck because the the man turned for a while, just in time to take this shot.
Made by edscoble
My Hometown, South Wimbledon. Fact about the Underground; The London Underground was the first underground railway in the world, London also happen by chance, the perfect location for an underground railway because of the soil, it's clay that make tunneling easy and far less chance of a tunnel collapse, this is alone why London is one of the few city that can able to build a deep levels underground railway. because of that, it's the biggest Underground railway in the world, spreading over 260 miles of tracks. The reason why certain city like New York don't have a deep levels railway because New York is under rocks, hence why the subway is run under the street. (It's one of the best Underground shot I had ever taken quite by chance, especially as I was staggering back home drunkly from Clapham)
London Icon in a pleasant Sutarday
Made by Mohamed Haykal
Seen in Explore 3 May 2009 #111 It is interesting to see it in full resolution. Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. Come inside to explore its history www.towerbridge.org.uk My photos of Tower Bridge go back to 1978, in this photo I wanted to present Tower Bridge from different PoV and perspective, I used wide lens and rather side sharp angel with enphasis on the Thames river surface where vessels and boats in the river benifit from the bridge features. Leica M8.2 lens 24mm Summlux-M f/1.4 ASPH, ISO: 160 speed 1/500 aperture f/5.5, day light. Photo taken in DNG format, converted to JPEG in Capture One.
In Remembrance of Allah your Heart will find Peace : الا بذکر اللہ تطمَئِن القلوب
Made by д§mд
Verily! Only in the Zikr of Allah will your heart find peace. Quran (Surah 13: Verse 29) A beautiful coincidence that 27th of Ramadhan is falling on a Friday too. May Allah bring us out from Ramadhan with piety in our hearts and purity of our souls (Inshah Allah o Ameen) Allahhumma innaka ‘afuwan tohibbul afwa fa’fo anniy “O my Allah, You are Most Forgiving and You like forgiveness, grant me pardon and efface my sins” (Ameen) ******* a view of the hall from inside ******* ******* . Jumatul Widaa Mubarak . E X P L O R E D #453 ~ 17th sept 09
London Bridge (Tower Bridge) : Reflection on the River Thames
Made by Anirudh Koul
London's Tower Bridge taken from the North Bank of River Thames at the crack of dawn. Most tourists mistakenly call this structure as the London Bridge (which is just next to it). Click All Sizes to see bigger resolution. Looks much better then. Suffering from jet lag after reaching London, I ended up walking 24.4 kilometers (39,000 steps) in a single day, thanks to no transportation after midnight. Later, saw the beautiful sunrise between the pillars of London Bridge. Incidentally, this was the 666th photo on my new camera. Still, neither did the devil appear, nor did I get attacked by the sleeping hobos.
Red Woman In Tube
Made by edscoble
John, you bloody well better love this, because it took bloody age to focus through the viewfinder of the Lubitel, and sitting beside a fat Yanks whose legs is rubbing against me is not helping. It's all guesstimate, since I have 200 ISO film, I can able to set the shutter speed to 1/60th of a second at F/4.5 (max), the nicest thing about cross processing is that even if a picture wasn't exposed properly, the cross processing allowed to make the image more vivid and brighter, thus giving the impression that it's actually exposed properly.
The Weather Project
Made by *ade
This a view Ólafur Elíasson's The Weather Project, an art installation at Tate Modern in London, 2004. In this photo I've made the visitors the main subject (it was Elíasson's intention that they became part of the work), omitting the centre piece, which was a large 'half sun' at the end of the hall. The ceiling was mirrored which is why people are lying on the floor looking up. The air was mist-filled and the light really was that colour! There are more shots in this set: See more of my best shots on my photo blog.
Sunset at the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben, London
Made by 5ERG10
A break from the more exotic posts for a shot much closer to home: the sun setting last night over the Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben, taken from across the Thames. Have a great week ahead! Nikon D300 | Sigma 10-20@10mm | ƒ10 | ISO160 | Handheld | HDR -1/0/+1exp | Explore#28 www.SergioAmiti.com | Request license via GettyImages
Day 29 - Welcome to the new iPod!
Made by Imhara
Since Steve Jobs announced yesterday the release of new iPods, I thought I should welcome them by showing you ours! We started collecting iPod shuffles this year, on my impulse: they're not soo expensive, and they're so cute! We have one of almost each color, except the new (not so new anymore) blue and green... that we lost. :( I can't wait to see the new colors for real.. I don't know what I think about the new iPod nano though.. But I think I prefer the design of the one I have now.
Made by Ray Wise
To speed up the load time of this page please post NO MULTI INVITATIONS and GLITTER GRAPHICS in your comments, Thanks.... --- To all my friends on Flickr.. thanks for a wonderful week.. thanks for sharing your lovely photos and your kind comments on mine.. took this fun shot on the way in to work today.. wishing you all a great weekend ... Ray xx --- Landed on Explore #1 & ~ thanks very much for your comments.,
Made by lomokev
cargo on sunday afternoon is a funny place, people are lunging about having a few drinks to sound a pumping techno / house sound track. some people have clearly not been home all weekend. in fact me and rockcake had a little snooze at one point. makes a change i have seen people told that if the fell asleep in fabric they would have to leave. some times all you need is a little party / power nap to be fighting fit again
YTG London 15th Sept 2007: Leicester Square
now also relevent for the new ytg coming up on the 15th sept....ytg you tube gathering youtube leicester square london renetto blade376 kazzart kwaichi
Train Drivers View
This is the drivers view from the cab on a London Underground train. This is not a deep level tube line but the subsurface Circle line. The stations
Ég í London
Þetta er GEÐVEIK borg!!...London Heimsborgarinn Ísland Íslendingur Piccadilly Big Ben Newton Icelandic Buckingham Palace Eye Tower Bridge Thames
London Fashion Week 2007 with StylistBrighton
Its been London Fashion week this week so i have given you all a sneaky peak at the exhibition from today. I met Erin O'Conner as i
Thoroughly Good : Roughcuts (London)
Sights and sounds from Central London in early June 2007...thoroughlygood london jonjacob
EUROSTAR Paris-London (2/2)
EUROSTAR Paris-London (2/2)...EUROSTAR Paris London
London Window Cleaners
Watch as modern window cleaners clean outter office buildings. Respect!...window cleaner london steaming victoria england
Ritz Hotel London (Hotel Room Video)
Ritz Hotel London (Hotel Room Video)...Ritz Hotel London
Rent - London Opening Night
London: October 15, 2007. Stars were out on this Monday night to see the opening night of the musical hit Rent at the Duke of York's Theatre
London 2007 New Year Fireworks
Part of the fireworks in London in 2007 New Year...new year london 2007 fireworks
Homecoming Revolution London October 2007 v1
Homecoming Revolution London October 2007 http://www.homecomingrevolution.co.za Photos on http://www.sapromo.com...saffarazzi
London to Beijing by Bicycle 2006
Wilson, George Wallis and Chris Taylor recently completed an epic 10000 mile journey from London to Beijing by bicycle. The route took them through Europe, Turkey,
Journey by a London Bus (1950)
Britain', 'England' and 'London' all refer to exactly the same place....1950 london buses brokentv vls excellently cheesy old government informational
of the coolest club in london The Church from 12-4 every sunday in Kentish Town London...the church kentish town london forum club bar
Alex Jones In London - Part 1
Alex Jones visits London, England to investigate the bombings of 7/7/05, and the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by Metropolitan Police on 7
Ella Fitzgerald, live in London (1965) #6
Ella Fitzgerald, one of the world's greatest jazz singers, from TV Centre in London on 8 May 1965. She sings holding a chiffon scarf, and is
Fieldyweb: Kingsway, Holborn, London.
A video of a quick walk around Holborn Underground station in London...Holborn
London Oasis, entertainment & a meeting place for Londoners
a light show which responds to the movement of people around. http://www.thelondonoasis.com/...london oasis chetwoods clerkenwell
Nearest places of interest:
120 Fleet Street
St Bartholomew the Great
St Bartholomew s Hospital - Bart s
Queen Mary, University of London
Save the Children & AKQA London