IMG 8777 - Did someone actually mention the 'Serpentine River?'

The Serpentine River in London’s Hyde Park? There’s just no such thing in Hyde Park! How dare someone make any claims that there’s a ‘river’ in Hyde Park? Well, actually its very BRAVE these days for someone to mention things like rivers in Hyde Park! In tonight’s The London Standard‘s SusannahRead More →

dust - The best London Tube photo ever?

Could this photograph from 1937 be the best ever composition taken on London’s tube? It’s certainly very unusual. The photographer, E.O.Hoppe, a German who settled in London, was noted for many iconic images of the time. Hoppe’s 1937 photo – British Museum station subway What is Hoppe’s photograph telling us?Read More →

IMG 3827 - London's Old Bailey: Does the Fleet River run beneath?

Stephen Fry’s recent ITV programme “Key to the City” – (6 August 2013 + itvPlayer) looked at many unusual aspects of the City of London, including the Old Bailey. One of the surprises was The High Bailiff of Southwark Charles Henty, & Fry himself, opening a hatch in the cellars toRead More →

meudon - Revisiting Meudon

Meudon is a major icon in the history of photograph and its often used as an example in the evolution of photographic composition. I wanted to see if Andre Kertész’s famous 1928 Paris scene still existed, so turned to Google maps for this task. Street View doesnt actually take one to where Kertész tookRead More →

hamptoncourt - A couple of pics from Hampton Court...

I havent forgotten London Aspie! Been thinking up new concepts for 2013 and also have a potential definition of photography as art. (Yes photography is art – its that simple!) Whilst not exactly existential photography, I’ve mentioned Hampton Court on these pages before so why not again! The day before New Year’sRead More →

CURTAIN ROAD – The present St. Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, occupies the site of a church at least as old as the thirteenth century. The old church, which had four gables and a low square tower, was taken down in 1736 and the present ugly church built by the elder DanceRead More →