London skyline accented by construction cranes, as viewed from the South Bank. As always, click photos to view detail.
Last week I was in London for photo shoots and spent some time at the lively South Bank, as well as the Tate Modern. If you get a chance, go see Taryn Simon's intriguing exhibition "A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" at the Tate, as well as the documentary photography exhibit currently underway.
Busy bridge at Embankment.
Pedestrian bridge leading from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern.
Sprial metal staircase at shops near Blackfriars.
Office and residential buildings. A scene in the movie Love Actually was filmed in the courtyard.
Gabriel's Wharf, with bespoke shops and fun restaurants. My friend Tracy and I had dinner here one evening. When I lived in London, Gabriel's Wharf was a favourite spot to meet for lunch.
A weathered boat is part of the Festival of Britain installation.
An appeal to save the albatross.
The ever-popular carousel.
Traditional fish and chips is still beloved by Brits and tourists alike.
As part of the Festival of Britain, a series of beach huts feature small exhibits about Britain's history.
This hut contains bottles of sand from various British beaches.
William Folkestone discovered that blood systematically circulates through the body.
A model ship and books about the sea are the focus of this beach hut.
More stripes on beach huts temporarily lining a walkway along the Thames.
Experts provide advice on sailing to curious students.
Just in case...
Sign of the times.
Beneath the bridge.
The London Eye, viewed from Westminster Bridge.
The Eye viewed from South Bank later in the afternoon.
This guy and his partner in native costume danced for tourists.
He noticed me taking pictures and turned around and posed.
A Charlie Chaplin imitator.
Mickey Mouse lost his head.
Cultural contrasts: Spiderman and Arabic women and their children out for an afternoon stroll.
Hmm...he's not too sure about shaking hands.
A couple dressed in medieval costume.
The horizon's not crooked; the building is on an incline.
Parliament as seen from South Bank.
The spires of Westminster in silhouette behind scaffolding.
Big Ben's elegant clockface.
All photos taken with the Leica M9 and Summilux 50 mm f2 lens.