Sunday, August 30, 2009

St Paul's Cathedral

This is a view over the river Thames towards St Paul's Cathedral on a rare sunny summer evening.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Living statue

My favourite living statue in London can be found on the South Bank, near the London Eye.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Holiday snaps

As you can see, the view I showed you in my previous post is very popular with the tourists who make it to the top of Greenwich park.

I stood on the base of the Wolfe statue to take this photo, with the Royal Observatory to my left.

Despite the clouds, visibility was quite good that day. If you look closely, you can even make out the Gherkin, which is located 7 kilometres away in the centre of London.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

From Greenwich Park to the Docklands

This is the view from the top of Greenwich Park, next to the Royal Observatory. The square building with the colonnades is the Queen's House and right behind it you can see part of the Old Royal Naval College, where my friend Pamela's graduation ceremony took place.

On the other side of the river Thames you can see the Docklands, an area where the old docks were located, which has now been redeveloped for commercial and residential use. The building with the pyramid top is One Canada Square, aka Canary Wharf Tower, which I've shown you in a previous post. At 235 metres high, this is the tallest skyscraper in the UK.

I took this photo at 2 PM, so although it looks like dusk, it was actually the middle of a (not so sunny) day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Marina by night - take 2

I think this photo of the marina is probably a bit better, although you can't see many boats.

What does everyone else think?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Marina by night

This is an attempt at an artistic night shot. I'm not too pleased with the result, but hey, you've got to try.

I took the photo at the Flisvos marina in Piraeus last June. Piraeus is the port of Athens, and there are lots of little marinas dotted around. This is one of the newest and less charming ones.

As you can see, there are plenty of people around, including children, although I took this photo after 10:30 PM. That's Greek summer for you.