Thursday, 28 December 2017

Rubbish Pictures

London seemed very dirty and there was litter everywhere.  Trade waste was also heaped up on pavements even on Oxford Street and Carnaby Street.  At first I kept it out of frames, but later began to include it.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Letterbox Frames

Some of the images I cropped to letterbox shape.  

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day

London was still very quiet.  We walked up through Camden and Kentish Town, noting that Be At One had probably been the Princess Beatrice pub back in Victorian times, though Victoria's youngest child lived until 1944.  We passed some vivid wall art, a stealth police car, a MacDonald's in MacDonald Road and a quote from the Kinks' song 'Days' on a park bench.  We had lunch with Tessa, Ian and Ben in Highgate and walked back to Euston as it was beginning to rain. 

Monday, 25 December 2017


After a Christmas lunch in our travelodge room, we dozed a bit until it was dark and then walked through Bloomsbury, which was well deserted.  These photos were taken at the corner of Bloomsbury Street and Russell Street.

Christmas Day in Camden

London was amazingly deserted on Christmas morning.  No public transport was running, though the open-topped tour buses were operating for the tourists.  A few pubs were open.  Euston Station was hosting lunch for rough sleepers, and the media was in attendance, but we were not allowed in.  The Carreras former cigarette factory from 1928 is still immaculate. We walked out as far as Camden Lock and back along the canal to Kings Cross and a closed St Pancras, stopping at the Gasholders for portraits.  

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Piccadilly Circus, Christmas Eve

Good old Eros was fenced off so that there could be electric billboards.  Rich and poor co-existed and suicidal photographers stood in the middle of the road.

Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Carnaby Street was crowded, perhaps because its Christmas decorations were more opulent than those in Oxford Street and Regent Street.  This was our first visit of the day, around lunchtime.