Some artist who drew some flags on the pavement at Trafalgar Square London.
London is multicultural – everywhere you go. This is in Mile End – loving it.
Around Tooting station one can experience the real Tooting life.
London Traffic is a nightmare. I wish more people would cycle – the problem is London is rather huge. Better sleep over it.
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.
London is full of love
Fun fair at Clapham Common, London. I am British myself but don’t know much about English rules or English behaviour.
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. …
Snapping away in the dead of the night.
Time difference +100,000,000,000,000 hours – hence clear effects of jet lag here. Seen at Venice Beach, California. For getting over jet lag we recommend: Drink plenty of water before, during and after the flight to avoid dehydration. Don’t drink lots of alcohol or take unnecessary medication while in flight. Sleep well before the flight and during long …
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 …
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.
A day in the Imperial War Museum London in Southwark. By the way the most boring day in history was April 11, 1954.
Sometimes in Colombia you come across signs of its violent past at common places. There are now plenty of paramilitary groups in colombia, all a threat to human rights in Colombia. Amongst the most influential one is Auc Colombia. Colombian paramilitary violence is overwhelmingly targeted towards peasants, unionists, teachers, human rights workers, journalists and leftist political …
A guy I came across in Mumbai, he did not become my friend however.
A somewhat diabolic looking guy at the World Naked Bike Ride London 2011 (WNBR)
World Naked Bike Ride 2011: Coming to a City near You? Hailed as “the world’s biggest naked protest,” the World Naked Bike Ride is staging events in 70 cities and 20 countries across the globe. This picture was taken at the London Naked Bike Ride 2011 starting in Hyde Park.
Clearly Tesco fans! Taken at the royal wedding festivities – William and Kate – London Hyde Park 2011.
Life was fun in my 20ies. Half a year studying at university and half a year travelling through the world. The picture was taken in 1993.
A character from London.
There are some street performers in Barcelona. This is a picture was taken at Las Ramblas in the most exciting city of the world.
This picture was taken in Barcelona, I had lots of furious comments in regards to their ethnic origin. They are Romani and are an ethnic group living mostly in Europe, who trace their origins to medieval India. The Romani are widely dispersed, with their largest concentrated populations in Europe, especially the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe and Anatolia. Deported …
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 …
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.
I think he is a pretty cool guy, eh? Picture taken at an East London music festival.
The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to …
“Jesus with dirty feet” Jesus had at some point dirty feet, we know that. He was also hanging out with Maria Magdalena (who was a prostitute but not necessarily even a notable sinner – and the idea, popularized by The Da Vinci Code, that Mary was Jesus’ wife and bore his child, sounds amusing). I guess from time …
Sikh religion considers the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Alright – let your manhood grow! British people [and the british army] are highly indebted and obliged to Sikhs for a long time. …
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.
It might sound funny but you don’t want to know. San Salvador was considered the most dangerous city in the world in 1992 – I got rather violently mugged in El Salvador in 2003 which might makes me biased. However these are some tips from Wiki travel: Don’t walk on streets that look abandoned and …
Indian actuation of a Ferris Wheel – and a rather human manual actuation. Near Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.
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 …
“I am the law and I accept bribes.” In 2010 the least corrupt country was Singapore – the most corrupt country was Somalia. Mexico appears somewhere in the middle. Since the police salary is rather low and there’s the most exposure to bribery the federal police is normally amongst the most corrupt parts of a …
Seems it’s a tradition to burn the old year as the shape of a puppet in Mexico.
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 …
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.
Puppies being sold on a busy street in Saigon, Vietnam.
Barber in Vietnam.
Slaved into brittle and worked for a lifetime Shaved into rhythm to die on duty The Death of A Workhorse (obituary archives)
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 …
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 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…
Top reasons for high shopping cart abandonment rates: High shipping prices or long delivery times Comparison shopping and browsing Changed Mind Total cost of items is too high Checkout process is too long Checkout requires too much personal information Site requires registration before purchase Site is unstable or unreliable Checkout process is confusing
The joker and the thief at the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh’s (Morocco) medina quarter (old city). At times as a tourist it can get a bit juicy there. Ideal if you need a new leather bag – don’t talk to the snake charmers.
Little boys pics can be cute. I found this little boy at Bolívar Square, Bogota, Colombia.
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.
Snake charming is the practice of pretending to hypnotise a snake by playing an instrument. The snake charmers typically stitch closed the mouth of their performing snakes, leaving just enough opening for the animal to be able to move its tongue in and out. The downside for the snakes is that they soon die of …
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
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.
Taken at London Bridge. The monster is not real and neither is the virginity. However it’s always busy at London Bridge.
Heavy rain in the middle of nowhere in San Gil, Colombia. I liked the girl in the rain.
Lots of rain in Colombia. Nice rain though.
Guinea pigs (cavies) need regular exercise to stay healthy. This guinea pig game takes place in Bogota Colombia. More guinea pig racing here:
This guy drove us insane by following us in Delhi India for one hour. Talking to him did not really help – all we got was insane staring to an unbearable extent. We escaped by jumping into a taxi. Can you feel the crazy eyes?
A terrifying man, however it’s only make-up. The London Dungeons are one of the London attractions.
We all know how to lay around and waste time – but can we relax and enjoy the nothingness? Doing nothing can be even hard work sometimes. But I believe we all need to apply more methods to relax like these stress-reducing techniques shown on the picture. So? Do nothing!
An unforgettable night with this Indonesian band in Jakarta. They were the exact opposite to rock’n roll but good.
I don’t know what’s going on in this picture. Seems they have something going on.
Bangkok, Thailand – some soldiers hanging out and having fun. Joe is out of school didnt fucking ask for much couldnt get a job the marines his last hope down at the frontline with a gun not a toy killing many men not asking what for Joes family the comrads next to him die one …
Amazingly poor work environment and working conditions in this sweatshop in India. I wonder what’s the average weekly pay? Accidentally came across workshop in New Dehli’s old city in 2006.
Been there many time in my 20ties in the 90ties as a backpacker. This place changed quite a bit towards mass tourism and entertainment. E.g. you can find a Burger King there now etc.
People from Mexico City have come to embrace the term Chilango and use it with pride. This “chilango pride” has also led the term “Chilangolandia” in reference to Mexico City. The photo was taken Christmas 2003.
We Germans love to be naked. We’ll strip off just about anywhere and any time. For most, though, it’s not exhibitionism. Sometimes it looks like a Christmas tree.
I think this street photograph shows a cimarron people. The Cimarrons or Cimarrones in Panama, were enslaved Africans who had escaped from their Spanish masters and lived together as outlaws. The term Cimarron means “runaway slave” in Spanish. But I am not sure – picture was taken in Panama City in 2003.
Tightrope walking normally means walking along a rope, sometimes also at a great height. Here there was no great height or the Niagara falls involved (no death neither just a little accident). Taken in Mexico City at the Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I don’t know what you call theses sweets or the recipe but these are some other Mexican Sweets: Alegrías Arroz con leche Buñuelos Cajeta Capirotada Carlota de limón Champurrado Chongos zamoranos Churros Coyotas Dulce de leche Empanadas Flan Glorias Jamoncillos Jarritos Obleas Pan de Acambaro (Acambaro bread) Pan dulce Pan de muerto Paletas, popsicles Pastel …
Some federal Mexican police officers dealing with tourists in Mexico D.F. in 2003. Quite polite as far I remember.
Bird telephony in Brazil.