Carnaby Street has, in my opinion, one of the best 2016 xmas decorations in London. Forget Oxford Street, Regent Street, New Bond Street and others, they’re just sort of bland. Carnaby Street is very different. For a start it embraces the very colours of Christmas and gives the whole street
Plans are afoot for the remodelling of South Kensington tube station. See Ian Visits for full details. These include a revitalised platform (this is the disused platform on the north side), new staircases, lifts etc. There will be provision for improved access to the South Kensington subway. For the first
Its the most heavily used foot tunnel in the UK, carrying many millions of people, and a subway that links the tube station at South Kensington with the museums alongside Exhibition Road. Despite its huge popularity, very little is known about the South Kensington subway, and since it is a
Few people take pictures of these relief marine creatures in London’s Natural History Museum. They are up high on pillars – perhaps thats why! They are described as terracotta animals. Alfred Waterhouse, the museum’s architect, designed these fine representations of extinct marine life. These animals were created at the same
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?
Flash photography is not permitted in many museums and art galleries. The main reason? Flash lighting damages works of art. I always thought this to be absolutely true. Seems it’s actually a fallacy that many public galleries have adopted with a strong belief. Flash does not damage art works. The