A great piece of art by Marc Quinn back in 2005-2007. More about Alison Lapper here. More about Marc Quinn here. Another exciting project by Marc Quinn is called “Self”, a frozen sculpture of the artist’s head made from 4.5 litres of his own blood, taken from his body over a period of 5 years:
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Balfron Tower was designed by architect Ernő Goldfinger and is associated with the Brutalist style of 1960′s architecture. Goldfinger himself was pleased with the design and moved into flat 130, on the 25th floor, for two months in 1968. He and his wife threw champagne parties to find out what the residents liked and disliked […]
I took this picture when I first came to London. I was looking for a job back then, so I guess I was in between interviews.
The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.
Photo show a staircase in the Somerset House London. From Wikipedia: Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, England, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in […]
Next to Clapham South Tube Station – I always went there to buy “things”. He was from Iraq I belive. A nice guy and we laughed a lot about the nutters coming into the shop.
Battersea Park is a 200 acre (83-hectare) green space at Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth in London, England. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea, and was opened in 1858. The park occupies a mix of marshland reclaimed from the Thames, and land formerly used for market […]
Always pleasent and colourful are walks in London in autumn.
Flower I liked.
Some geezers are enjoying a drink or two.
Eat your own ears
Some ivy damaging a house in London South.
In some gallery for some modern art in some city in some country.
I really like this park a lot and spent much time there but there are some nasty places in Battersea Park as well.
These free runners guys hang out around London Southbank – lots of needed urban concrete there.
Prepared and ready. Where’s the bloody train? Gipsy Hill is located in south east of London. Photo taken 2010.
A path leading to some magic place forever. Maybe even to the Strawberry fields. Taken in beautiful Wales.
In 2008 I was forced to eat fried songbirds in Italy. Not nice taste-wise and neither aesthetically.
I used to live next door and it was my favourite bicycle shop in London. Missing it now.
There are some mane talented musicians in London busking around. What a pleasure to listen to them.
A helmet of a knight, bit HDRed.
Plenty of these things around here. Liking them, they can gice you magic powers if prepared the right way.
I like this picture, it brings back memories. This was the time when I met my now wife. We went from London to Brighton for the day. Back in 2009.
A picture of a super cute honey bee – must have been taken in Wales if I am not mistaken. Taken with Sigma EX Macro – 150 mm – F/2.8
Some stupid girls from London Trafalgar Square at St Patricks day 2008.
This rose looks nice but something makes me wonder. Is it kitsch? The kitsch definition is: “calculated to have popular appeal” – a crowd pleaser. Kant describes the direct appeal to the senses as “barbaric” – I feel similar. The presence of sentimentality and the lack of originality seems Kitsch. I can go to a […]
I used to live in the house for a while. It was flipping crazy to say the least.
Some artist who drew some flags on the pavement at Trafalgar Square London.
Located in South Kensington the science museum London is all about science, industry and Puffing Billy… Find the web site here.
This time: I have no idea. I have seen this strange plant in the Botanical garden.
Old Hillman in London.
The baby of a friend. Both exhausted after the birth.
This is the London house were 1985 was a whole family ereased by an unknown murderer.
The path that I have chosen led me to a wall (Tapiur in London)
Simple and tiny plant shows me how things get done. Somewhere in a London park.
London Paddington, where you can take trains leaving London.
This one was taken at Hyde Park, London
Can’t be more London.
It’s 8am – I am going to a meeting.
For more and comprehensive information about brutalism in London please see here or here.
London is multicultural – everywhere you go. This is in Mile End – loving it.
Around Tooting station one can experience the real Tooting life.
The Old Vic Theater (by Kevin Spacey) acquired this space beneath Waterloo Station and transformed it into the typical London urban fun called Old Vic Tunnels. View Larger Map
This photo was taken at a concert at London Victoria Park 2007.
The story behind Hercules and the Hydra goes like this: King Eurystheus told Hercules he had to go kill the Hydra. The Hydra was a huge snake with seven heads. Hercules thought, “Well, that sounds easy. I’ll just go cut off its heads with my sword.” But when he was fighting the Hydra, he realized […]
Memorial at Hide Park in London.
Grave monument prices are high so this makes sense, me thinks. Picture was taken at Brompton cemetery, London.
Taken in autumn 2011 in London Tooting near the off-licence where I used to buy beers.
A bee is pollinating a flower.
so much to do so much to see
An impact of age is inertia. The problem is that the inertia moment occurs more often. The picure was taken at a flew market in London.
London life pensions are low, life can be tough in London. Rents are high and the general as well as the work situation is highly competitive. The flute player did not have a pension plan I take it. He should have used a pension calculator. Related articles Are you confident about your State Pension? (irishfinancialadviser.wordpress.com)
My girl friend is requesting my presence at seven sisters park UK.
London marathon runners dress up in fancy dresses. This photo shows Bob, the smurf. This is the London marathon map.
London Traffic is a nightmare. I wish more people would cycle – the problem is London is rather huge. Better sleep over it.
Spring makes its own tender statement here in London. A blooming magnolia.
I lived for some time in Tooting and had a good time there. This picture shows my house mate at that time. This is to say about Tooting London: Where is Tooting in London: it’s in the South-West on the Northern Line one stop after Balham (Tooting Bec and the Tooting Broadway) Postcode for Tooting: SW 16 […]
This picture was taken at Kensal Green Cemetery London. The girl without hands or the handless maiden or the woman without hands or the maiden without hands is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm. A poor miller was offered wealth by the devil if the miller gave him what stood behind the […]
Spring in London is a great time – this photo is from the hidden London series and was taken in Streatham South-London.
There are so many unexpected backyards in London, I always to come across some back yard chickens there. I love these places of neglectance.
My girl friend at Richmond Park, London.
Part of the borough of Wandsworth Tooting Broadway is full diversity and people you can take pictures ever and ever again. Am missing it! There are not fancy shops or pubs there, its more the real London – without being to much of East London.
Amongst the interesting places in London the London Bridge is good to watch commuters. Especially bankers – every morning there’s an army of suspicous people walking from London Bidge Station towards the city. A true spectacle – a sad rat race. It’s also a good starting point for places to visit near London. This photo […]
I like my stylish heat indicator – its for the bbq temperature. Taken in the backyard of my house in London.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall – so don’t be arrogant. However the face is priceless. Taken in London, UK.
Kew botanic garden in London are an area you have to visit if you go to London. A huge number of all kinds of tress from around the world and lots of things to do. A newer attraction is the Kew Gardens tree top walk. It takes you 18 metres up in the air, bringing […]
Wonderful chalk cliffs at Seven Sisters in Sussex, England. Called Seven Sisters Country Park. If you have the chance go there, it’s magic.
London is full of love
The tate modern museum is easily one of the best modern art museums in the world. The exciting turbine hall installations or the various tate modern exhibitions together with the fantastic location make me come there very often.
Fun fair at Clapham Common, London. I am British myself but don’t know much about English rules or English behaviour.
Tim Etchells’ installation ‘We Wanted to be the Sky’ at London’s 2011 Southbank festival.
This is not a disused London underground stations but it’s close. It’s a place underneath the Waterloo station called Oldvictunnels. Go and check it out!
This is the Wimbledon Windmill where you find the Wimbledon windmill museum. And obviously its in a strong HDR format.
The staircase of the Sommerset House in Lodon.
grey headed flying fox @Horniman Museum London
FILM is an 11-minute silent 35mm film projected onto a gigantic white monolith standing 13 metres tall at the end of a darkened Turbine Hall. It is the first work in The Unilever Series devoted to the moving image, and celebrates the masterful techniques of analogue film-making as opposed to digital.
You’re too good to be true – are you there?
A tree torn and formed by the ever blowing at Seven Sisters in UK. Loving these wind blown trees.
It’s not a late night restaurant in London but it does the job. I guess late night food does not have to be posh. There’s a time for proper restaurants in London… Taken at the graffiti tunnel near Waterloo.
If you’re looking for places to live in London Elephant & Castle should not be on your list. Or if you’re local you’d only say the elephant. Or you like the wired things then go to the elephant & castle pub. Anyway it seems like a “failed utopia” – council houses just never work for nobody. […]
London in Autumn is a wonderful place.
My weight on other planets seems to fade away.
A tiny buddha statue in my house watching over me. Altough it got a bit lazy recently… There’s also a website and a Facebook page with that name I like (full of wisdom of buddha) Tiny buddha quotes I like are: “If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you […]
“Each Indonesian child, newly born, carries the burden and debts of our past deeds… There is something good in thinking an apprehended thief is sent to jail, but it is more significant to ensure that children will not become thieves.” Bayonet Babies by Haris Purnomo from Indonesia. Seen in the Saatchi gallery London.
Mute Swans are one of the heaviest flying birds and are rather aggressive. Swans fighting can be seen amongst young male adults like in this photo of swans. Photoshop’s pixelbender was used to generate this picture.
Another street performer in London Southbank. This time a mysterious girl performing the usual statue thing.
There are not so many Bavarian beer houses in London - although German beer is available in most of the pubs. Checking a London restaurant guide you might find maybe 3-4 proper German restaurants in London (the rest is rubbish bratwurst fake, mind you there’s a new one in Soho where I had Bratwurst Nachos the other day). This picture […]
What does sugar do to children? What’s sugar hyperactivity? What’s a normal sugar levels for children? – I don’t know. What I do know is when one eats carbohydrates (sugars), the blood sugar rises and our bodies release insulin. For children who are sugar sensitive, this careful balance of food and fuel is disrupted. Blood […]
Obvoiusly I love my girl friend – just look at mi amor this wonderful chocolatina. But there are several other options: My parents hate my girlfriend I hate my ex girlfriend My friends hate my girlfriend My girlfriend hates my friends My girlfriend hates me My friend has a girlfriend and he hates that I […]
Do spiders eat grasshoppers? They love them! The spider was eating the grasshopper – not nice, especially sicne my photo assistant threw the poor grasshopper into the the spider web. We’re still feeling bad about it.
Busking London has a long traditon and is rather charming. And these guys are really good! Often seen at London tube stations this one was taken at Notting Hill.
The London Notting Hill Carnival is always a huge beauty show. Don’t miss it! Taken in 2010.
The discovery of abandoned buildings and urban decay is half the fun urban exploration London. I will add some more urban exploration photos soon.
Spider, spider dreaming night In the webbing of delight Dangling from a feather waiting strike, Who would plan your putrid pike? I’m a fly buzzing, see, Yet in your catcher of dreams I am free! Here I am, drying, waiting For you twist the sinews of my heart writhing. Nature is cruel like the cosmos. […]
A day in the Imperial War Museum London in Southwark. By the way the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954.
British summer weather and temperatures can cause severe depressions, that much is clear. My advice here is to bring the weather with you, which I did in this picture (it worked). I tried also to adopt the latest Hipstamatic kind of picture style.
Showing the fountain in front of the Southbank Centre in London, UK. The fountain is called “Appearing Rooms” and is a work of Jeppe Hein. The idea is that jets of water shoot into the air, creating ‘rooms’ that disappear as quickly as they emerge, inviting visitors of all ages to try their luck at […]