Close-up this time… Enjoy
City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority (GLA), which comprises the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. It is located in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge.
It’s an amazing building, especially at night.
- Aperture: ƒ/5 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 70mm ISO: 10000 Shutter speed: 1/8s
Brewdog is a world-famous Scottish brewery. Known for it’s out-the-box thinking when it comes to beer, their brews are always worth attention (read: tasting), so when I found out they had a pub not too far from where we were staying, it was on out trip bucket list. It did not disappoint.
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 70mm ISO: 4000 Shutter speed: 1/60s
Such a lovely scene – HMS Belfast in the foreground and Tower Bridge behind
- Aperture: ƒ/6.3 Camera: Canon EOS 60D Focal length: 20mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/640s
The River Thames… Quite an amazing spectacle, no matter the time of day.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 24mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/50s
Never to let the weary traveller run out of sustenance, the friendly nutrition kiosk is at hand. They sell pretty much anything you could wish to stuff into your face. Or NOT stuff into your face, as the case may be. Be that as it may, these are sure to be colourful and vibrant and kiosk workers are a good place to ask for information if you’re a bit lost.
- Aperture: ƒ/4 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 28mm ISO: 200 Shutter speed: 1/40s
Getting around a large city like London is impossible without some form of regular, well-organised transit system. Fortunately, the London underground is just this.
Apparently, it’s not permitted to photograph in the underground, but a blind-eye is usually turned. Until it’s not… Oh well, you win some, you lose some
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 25mm ISO: 125 Shutter speed: 1/13s
Our detour led us up Brick Lane. It rang a bell for us, but we weren’t sure why. It could have been because of the clear evidence of gentrification. Or The grungy grafitti. Or the most amazing array of places to get (what smelled like) the most awesome curries.
A few days later we went past mid-morning, and the atmosphere was entirely different – that there wasn’t any. Night-time is the time for this place.
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 28mm ISO: 800 Shutter speed: 1/40s
The Barbican is a weird place. Built as a residential estate in the 60’s and 70’s to fill what had been devastated during the Blitz of the WW2, it’s a celebration of a time of terrible architecture that is somehow just lovely. The technical term for it is “Brutalist Architecture”, and by golly, that’s spot-on…
Above is really a halfway between a tenement and towerblock and it has a certain charm. It’s named after Lancelot Andrewes a 16th-century English bishop and scholar.
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 70mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/80s
A late night walk to a nearby brewpub entailed a detour almost halfway across London. Was it worth it? Very much so!!!
- Aperture: ƒ/2.8 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 50mm ISO: 6400 Shutter speed: 1/50s