Sunsets and Trains

It’s been freezing cold the last few weeks, but at least the days have been getting slightly longer, meaning I get to catch a little sunset on the way home from work instead of looking at the dark! Here’s a picture I took today, didn’t quite capture the spectrum of colours I wanted it to show, but it still shoes a pretty blue sky!

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Harlequin Oddities Found About Town: The Train in the Wall

So I saw this a few days ago, it’s not quite Harry Potter’s platform 9¾ but it’s Hackney’s equivalent! I thought this was pretty cool, a train embedded in a wall high up, right next to a bridge leading to an actual train station. The people on the streets were busy ignoring it when they walked past, but they still managed to notice me stop and take a photo of it!

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Street Memories of a Past Era

I love seeing the layers of history in the streets of London today – the Roman roads, the posters which go all the way back to the ’60s and the culture of the 90’s, 00s and of course today’s technology which is also very visible.

This is an old poster seen in London on a walk around the Embankment area, which from one of the World Wars (I assume World War 2 but I could be wrong) and it’s one which has an air of nostalgia around it, despite the fact that hundreds of people walk past it everyday and probably don’t take a lot of notice of it.

It’s interesting to see old-fashioned posters like these, especially because there’s not many of them around anymore, and I think they’re a valuable part of the streets today – they may not be paid much attention to but they make up our history and the richness of the streets.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlso part of this week’s Weekly Challenge: Abandoned

An Elephant at Waterloo

If you ever go to Waterloo Station, and come up the escalators, you may see this – a giant elephant wire structure created by artist Kendra Haste. I can’t remember the reason why there was an elephant installed here after it was bought by the London Underground (although I like some of these reasons) – although I’m glad there’s some funky art on the underground like this.

Here’s to an elephanty Monday, they may be big but they’re also magnificent, and they’re nice to peep at on the way to the station!

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Big Ben Behind the Big Wheel

This is a lucky photography I took this weekend while wandering around Waterloo area – two iconic London landmarks merged together in one view.

I’d like to play around with colours and make some ‘Pop Art’ style montages with this image, although what would really make this picture more London-y would be a big red double decker bus in the corner (for now I’ll have to settle with the train going past, London Underground yaay!)

DSC_3424Also part of this week’s Weekly Photography Challenge: Juxtapositions