Author Archives: Trevor Ives

In need of a bite?

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 … Continue reading

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Coming or going? Or both?

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 … Continue reading

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Brick Lane and delicious curry smells

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 … Continue reading

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More Barbican

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 … Continue reading

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The Thames and a Walkie Talkie

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

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Spitalfields Market #2

Such lovely light in this place  Aperture: ƒ/5.6 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 38mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/40s

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Spitalfields #3

Many interesting things to see and some even t0 buy!

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Spitalfields Market #1

Spitalfields Market – Mexican food truck  Aperture: ƒ/4.5 Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Focal length: 27mm ISO: 400 Shutter speed: 1/40s

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A slow walk in the city

Tonight we met an old friend in the city for dinner and took a slow stroll along the Thames, crossing over Millenium Bridge. After a grimey afternoon that saw us reaching for plastic ponchos, we were treated a lovely sunset. … Continue reading

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Close up and personal

The Gerkin is fast becoming one of the signatures of London’s skyline. It’s really quite a weird-shaped building. But without a privileged viewpoint, one has to walk up close to the building to see it, and when you get there, … Continue reading

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