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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
Taken in autumn 2011 in London Tooting near the off-licence where I used to buy beers.
A bee is pollinating a flower.
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)
London marathon runners dress up in fancy dresses. This photo shows Bob, the smurf. This is the London marathon map.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
A day in the Imperial War Museum London in Southwark. By the way the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954.
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 […]
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, it lies in a curve of the Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514. The place was built into a palace which was so beautiful that the king himself grew jealous. Of course, it’s dangerous to make the king […]
There are some grim and rough places around London. Of course East London but also close to the centre, Elephant & Castle where the infamous Haygate Estate is located, is a candidate and this is where the photo was taken. Only the toughest London photographers go there… You might wanna check out as well: Colliers […]
The image shows Arianna V. in Brockwell Park, London. The sky is underexposed and Arianna is lit by a flash.
You can put your mind at rest – this guy was only playing dead. Taken at Wimbledon Common with one flash and some marco equipment.
Clearly Tesco fans! Taken at the royal wedding festivities – William and Kate – London Hyde Park 2011.
Ai Weiwei – creator of Tate Modern’s “sunflower seeds” installation – has been placed under house arrest because he planned a huge party to mark the demolition of his newly built Shanghai studio. Another example of the Great Firewall of China (censorship in China). This resulted in the exhibition being closed down in the turbine hall […]
A character from London.
Seems monarchism does not die out – the royal wedding was the best example. On the pic you see a somewhat mad monarchist and advocate of the principles of British monarchy. The British system is a constitutional monarchy (or limited monarchy) where Elizabeth II acts as head of state within the parameters of a constitution (they don’t have […]
After the royal wedding the queen went straight to the pub. For de-stressing purposes – god save her.
This girl was running a marathon dressed as a rhino. She must have done some serious training since this costume looks really heavy. Remember how long is a marathon run: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles) I found her at the London Marathon 2011.
Wondering what games to play in the garden? Try to find and take pictures of evil garden gnomes in your back garden – this creepy angry one was hiding in the very back. Ok, it’s not a garden gnome since:
A shot from the Magnificent Seven Cemeteries series – the Kensal Green Cemetery in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
This is the west or old Brompton Cemetery. It is located near Earl’s Court and right next to the Chelsea football stadium (Stanbrook Road) in South West London. Another image of the Magnificent Seven series – the seven large cemeteries in London.
I think he is a pretty cool guy, eh? Picture taken at an East London music festival.
A new picture from the Magnificent Seven series – the seven large cemeteries in London. This time Brompton Cemetery near Stamford Bridge (the football stadium of Chelsea FC) in South West London. The picture shows old coffins in the catacombs which were originally conceived as a cheaper alternative burial to having a plot in the grounds of the cemetery. Compared to the […]
St. Paul’s Cathedral London stood on its place since 604AD. However it was rebuild after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Quite an iconic part of the London skyline it is an Anglican cathedral dedicated to Paul the Apostle. Important services held at St Paul’s include the funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington […]
There are lots of famous bands from London but of course a myriad of not famous bands with really good musicians as well. This band photo was taken at Southbank Centre. Btw, the title is misleading, this is not the The Clash.
Another picture from the Magnificent Seven – the seven large cemeteries in London. Today the Nunhead Cemetery in East London Borough of Southwark. They say it’s the least famous and celebrated of them. They were all established in the 19th century to alleviate overcrowding in existing parish burial grounds and are now pretty much left to neglected management. Which […]
I am not promoting self cannibalism – this is a night out.
Shot at one of the many London running events (half marathon, marathon or whatsoever) + people like to dress up in running costumes.
The “Elephant and Castle” is derived from a coaching inn of that name on the site. The earliest surviving record of this name relating to the area is in the Court Leet Book of the Manor of Walworth. This local court had met at “Elephant and Castle, Newington” on 21 March 1765. Previously the site was occupied by […]
Ariana jumping in all her youthfulness at Richmond Park. Pure youth and beauty.
The Shard, is a skyscraper building under construction in Southwark, London. In front you see the entrance of the London Bridge railways and tube station. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest buildingin the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. The tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in […]
Is there a similarity or do look boys at that age all the same?
In the UK there are no traditional coffeehouses anymore after the 1960s. The concept has been revived since the 1990s by chains such as Starbucks, Coffee Republic, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero and Prêt as places for professional workers to meet and eat out or simply to buy beverages and snack foods on their way to […]
A guy standing in front of the Trellick Tower in London Kensington looking like Alex: the movie’s anti-hero from Stanley Kubrick‘s Clockwork Orange. The title is a metaphor for “…an organic entity, full of juice and sweetness and agreeable odour, being turned into an automaton. It’s about exploring the relationship between ethics/morality and free will. A lack of free […]
Interesting – you don’t want to hold a bomb on your chest – no easy life in submarines, me thinks. That’s brave and well deserved a vc medal. I don’t like that war shit but I like history and interesting facts.
Life in the information age was nice but it’s already over. But what comes after that? Connected Age? What about Creative Age? Or the Green Age? Let me know. The building in the background is the Battersea Power Station.
There are 100 million sunflower seeds laid out in the turbine hall in London’s Tate Modern Turbine Hall. It took two and a half year to make all of the porcelain sunflower seeds. There were 1,600 Chinese people working on it.
30 seconds exposure for a smooth Thames river at Vauxhall Bridge, London. (30s / f.22 / iso 50) Vauxhall Bridge crosses the Thames between Vauxhall on the south bank and Pimlico on the north bank. Nothing really to see here for a london tourist besides the MI6 Building near Vauxhall Bridge. MI6 also known as Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is responsible for […]
Free Running! These guys are extreme – they choose a parkour to do all their tricks and moves. This one is from London Southbank.
To all the girls I’ve loved before Who travelled in and out my door I’m glad they came along I dedicate this song To all the girls I’ve loved before bla
bombón + linda + confite + dulce + golosina = Chocolatina Colombiana!
The second of the London autumn pictures. More focus on the intensity of the fog and light this time.
Softly the trees begin to sing their farewell song on a nice foggy London night. This is London’s Tooting Common. A great Park / Common. The main difference seems to be Parks close at night while Commons don’t have fences or gates and are accessible 24/7. Tooting Bec Common includes a number of formal avenues of trees — the […]
Taken in Victoria Park, London – very good and energetic band, good fun to watch. In London there are everyday 100 high-quality concerts. Amazing. Was just watching Jeff Beck – he was and still is playing rock music in a nicely distinct style, the bass player girl adds some good contrast too (makes me laugh though):
Since closure (1983) Battersea Power Station (near battersea park) has remained largely unused, with numerous failed development plans from successive site owners. The site is currently owned by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities, who purchased it for £400 million in November 2006.The station is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its original, […]
A nightmare is a dream that can cause a strong negative emotional response from the sleeper, typically fear and/or horror. The dream may contain situations of danger, discomfort, psychological or physical terror. Sufferers usually awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period of time. The […]
Die Konstruktion einer Grundreihe von ausgewaehlten Emotionen geht auf meine Absicht zurück, die Wiederholung jedes Bildes solange wie möglich hinauszuschieben. Bildbetrachtungen sind generell durch eine traditionelle Sichtweise geprägt; die heute in einer photographischen Herangehesnweise gewöhnliche bildliche Abstrahierung laesst meine visuelle Atonalität zunaechst fremd und erschreckend erscheinen. Man kann meinen Ansatz als die progressive Antwort auf […]
Nice walk and shoot in Battersea Park London. The picture shows the bandstand. Battersea fields, as Battersea Park was once known, was once a popular spot for duelling. Today the park is home to a small children’s zoo, a boating lake, a bandstand, and several all-weather outdoor sporting facilities including tennis courts, a running track and […]
Smoking girl outside the Bedford Pub in Balham London. Liking her style and eyes.
A mad preacher thinking and expressing we’re all more or less damned. Photo taken 2008 at London’s Speakers Corner in Hyde Park London. A Speakers’ Corner is an area where open-air public speaking, debate and discussion are allowed. The original and most noted is in the north-east corner of Hyde Park in London, England. Speakers there […]
This is my lovely girl-friend, a Colombian living in London. I was reading some stuff about her folks in London: The estimated number of people of Colombian ancestry is between 90,000 and 160,000. Colombians constitute the UK’s second largest Latin American group (after the Brazilians), and on a global scale the community ranks as the world’s fourth largest […]
A haunted graveyard + some one pound shop masks = much fun in the depths of Tooting, London.
These victorian lamp posts are actually quite decorative I find. Mostly made of cast iron they come in so many different shapes. To preserve these victorian lamp posts throughout the city must be quite an effort. The picture shows a lamp post close the Tooting Broadway tube station in Tooting, London. Processed in HDR.
This one was taken at the Notting Hill Carnival 2010. I like the accidentally great lighting of this guy. I don’t know the causes of tunnel vision but I can see symptoms of tunnel vision at this guy. Or so…
I cycle London almost every day all year long to everywhere + a London bike ride is not the most pleasant thing; I am cycling to to work, to the pub to everywhere. The bike is 5 years old, but it’s a good bike – Specialised. I like my bike + I like London. As a matter of fact you […]
The Pumphouse Gallery is located in London Battersea amid Battersea Park. “It incorporates four floors of exhibition space with views overlooking the 200-acre park and the unusual architecture of the building makes it a unique, ‘one of a kind’ art exhibition space in London, if not in the UK.” This is a link to current exhibitions.
A commercial photographer london not being famous and when he does event photography and is more a people photographer: – he looks like him.
There’s this Teddy bear in my house. One day it started making incomprehensible evil noises, then some days it started talking to me. It learned how to move and use its arms and legs. It’s alive now. I am doomed but I need to stay alive to call for help.
Interactive war exhibition in the Imperial War Museum London.
A close-up picture of London’s Big Ben. Some facts: Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is often extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. The clock first ticked on 31 May 1859.
Sorry to anyone I’ve ever hurt. A guy showing-off at Trafalgar Square London.
London has a population of roughly 8-9 millions and is the the most visited city in the world. Some are probably lonely in London, I guess. I actually don’t know if the guy on the pic is lonely – it looks like though. However the Tower Bridge is a nice background for this picture.
Richmond park is good for: riding Richmond park and deers. The red and fallow deer are rather tame and roam freely within much of the park. But then again the park is full of photographers chasing them.
Taken near Southbank, London. This guy seems to be a flower pot.
It is intimidating to face thousands of naked bike riders but it’s a good and strong reminder of the vulnerability cyclists face in car dominated London. And if you’re a streaker it’s a great opportunity to get your paler bits out in central London and not be arrested for it. For photographers obviously a great […]
World Naked Bike Ride is an international clothing-optional bike ride in which participants plan, meet and ride together en masse on human-powered transport to protest oil dependency and celebrate the power and individuality of our bodies and they are supporting local political parties such as the Work Less Party
The naked meet up in London Hyde Park and cycle through London then. Basically the naked protesters mingle with the exhibitionists and perverts (not to confuse with photographers).
When I look at his picture I get anxiety and panic attacks. It’s horrible, the cracked skin the dead eyes. Anyway the guy is not real but a dummy in the London Transport Museum. Hope you enjoy.
What an angelic wondrous moment when I saw this innocent angel coming down from heaven to earth at Trafalgar Square in London. I immediately heard loud angel music and simply felt love.
Black model photo shot in East London. Title is misleading – no breaking (violation) of laws involved.
Yes you can eat dandelions. I did it. It seems also the main food of guinea pigs and rabbits.
Clapham Junction Railway Station London is not in Clapham but in Battersea. Each day about 2,000 trains, most stopping, pass through the station, more than through any other station in Europe. At peak times 180 trains per hour pass through. It is not the busiest station by number of passengers, most of whom (about 430,000 on a […]
Connecting Chelsea to Battersea + 4,000 bulbs illuminate it at night. Except for Tower Bridge, Albert Bridge is the only Thames road bridge in central London never to have been replaced.
Is this guy alright? Is he looking for travel buddies? I caught him at London Bridge.
These are the lyrics of one day in my life in London 2008. I spent time in my house – went to the park – got some food.
A terrifying man, however it’s only make-up. The London Dungeons are one of the London attractions.
One of the principles of London. Old besides new – here a picture of a crane in front of the Battersea Power Station.
One of the most impressive museums of the world for sure is the British Museum in London. The picture was taken in the reading room. During the period of the British Library, access was restricted to registered researchers only; however, reader’s credentials were generally available to anyone who could show that they were a serious researcher. The […]