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Bimbling Around London 2022

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Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:28 am

My visits to London have been few and far between for the last couple of years, due to circumstances beyond my control, so I hope to resume regular visits to London and I shall update this thread as I go along.

Ants On A Train.
Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1

Vinegar Yard market, next to London Bridge station, is an old car park now used for pop-up shops and events space with fast food and drink outlets. Perched on top of one of the food outlets is a train carriage art installation, by Joe Rush and the Mutoid Waste Co, with giant red ants crawling over it. Amazing what you can do with a few motorbike fuel tanks and other bits of automotive parts. Vinegar Yard might not be around for much longer as a new office block for the site is going through the planning process.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by david chapman » Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:56 am

These are great well done Brian
"Happy new year"
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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Tiger 1 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:00 pm

A lot of Antics going on there Brian😁

Very impressive.. Well done and thanks for posting these up.

Hope to see this year at Duxford Brian 🤞 for a catch up :thumb:

Best wishes for the New Year.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:55 pm

I'll keep an eye out for you Tim :ninja:

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:56 pm

Sunrise Around Tower Bridge ~ 13th January 2022

I reached Tower Wharf, the area between the Tower of London and the Thames, for the sunrise which was at 08.02. The only downside was a horrible haze that was hanging in the air. I thought it was haze but the next day the Government UK Air Website issued a warning forecasting “very high” pollution, ranked ten out of ten for potential harm, for London as the cold still air was trapping traffic and other emissions that are normally dispersed by the wind.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022 ~ *UPDATE 1*

Post by Pune » Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:35 pm

Superb images, thanks for posting.. :thumb:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022 ~ *UPDATE 1*

Post by reheat module » Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:38 pm

What a unique set of images for the Vinegar Yard and the ants, I've not seen anything like those.
For the second set, the quality of the light is sublime.
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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:35 pm

Just a few random shots from my last couple of visits.

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Tattershall Castle, built in 1934, a former passenger ferry and now a food and drinks restaurant with the lastminute.com London Eye and former County Hall to the right on the south bank of the Thames.

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1959 AEC Routemaster RM 84.

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Herring Gull at rest with the Golden Jubilee pedestrian bridges flanking the Hungerford rail bridge in the background.

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Scaffolding slowly being taken down from around the Elizabeth Tower.

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Shadows on Westminster Bridge. Rude/Not Rude?

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Palace of Westminster with Portcullis House, which provides office space for members of parliament and their staff on the other side of Westminster Bridge.

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Looking like an advert of mastheads of five newspapers long since out of print it is in fact the Fleet Street Heritage Sundial by Piers Nicholson.

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Shot through the window of the Red Lion pub, Parliament Street.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by slogen51 » Tue Jan 25, 2022 6:26 pm

Rude but hilarious - I used to walk across that bridge apparently with my eyes closed!

I love the depth of field you are getting from your wide lens and the colour saturation

The only shot I personally don't like is the gull with the partially blurred background - but only a personal opinion - no blur or fully out of focus background for me but as I say it is subjective.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pune » Mon Jan 31, 2022 1:48 pm

Fab images as usual, I'd love one of those ants for my wifes studio :Wow:
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:33 am

The Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, Postman’s Park, City of London.

Postman’s Park is on the site of the former churchyard and burial ground of St Botolph's Aldersgate church and acquired its name due to its popularity as a lunchtime garden with workers from the old General Post Office which is just across the road. It is also the location of the Watts memorial, built in 1900 by Victorian painter and philanthropist GF Watts (1817-1904) and contains 54 plaques, each dedicated to an ordinary person who gave their life in an attempt to save someone else.

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Post by Sparts99 » Mon Feb 14, 2022 5:39 pm

I was at Postman's Park on Saturday. We did a guided walk about the secret gardens of the city of London. We finished at St. Dunstan In The East, a ruined church near the Tower of London, definitely worth a visit if you're nearby.
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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Pen Pusher » Sun Feb 20, 2022 9:33 am

London St Pancras International.

Following an overnight stay in London, I had about an hour to kill before my train from King’s Cross back to Cambridge so I went across the road, well down an escalator under the road and up another escalator, to get some photos in the early morning winter sunshine of the 698 feet long by 240 feet wide wrought-iron arch St Pancras train shed which was the largest enclosed space in the world when it opened in 1868. And to think they were going to demolish it in the 60’s.

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Statue, by Martin Jennings, of Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman who led a campaign to save St. Pancras Station from demolition which achieved Grade 1 listed status in 1967, 10 days before demolition was due to start.

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by pg1610 » Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:47 pm

As always excellent pictures

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Post by anthony martin » Sun Feb 20, 2022 3:53 pm

Another good set

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Re: Bimbling Around London 2022

Post by Rob666 » Mon Feb 21, 2022 12:39 am

Always good to look at your shots Brian thanks for posting and everyone of your shots could be displayed on the wall.
Cheers
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