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DSC06649fi 460x270 - The Weather Project

Fifteen years ago the weather in London changed quite substantially. This strange phenomenon lasted almost six months but has not been seen since. It was a time when London’s populace and visitors to London came to embrace the sun as it made its closest ever approach to Earth – andRead More →

IMG 7156 460x270 - London's festive sights 2017 - Southbank

Xmas is with us once again, in fact its just twelve days before the main day in question (though mind you this is not the traditional 12 days with partridges and pear trees!) Here’s the first of several posts showing selections from London’s Christmas sights. Despite having taken photographs sinceRead More →

IMG 6417 1 460x270 - Charlotte draws the crowds!

I usually spot Charlotte Campbell by the London Eye, although on this particular occasion she was by the Jubilee bridges and this is the first time I have seen her there (although she does perform there regularly) I suppose its because of the time of day or my inability toRead More →

NIK 7226 460x270 - Modified Social Benches 2017

Jeppe Hein’s Modified Social Benches are back on the South Bank for a second season. Last year they were quite spread out along the Queen’s Walk, the furthest seat being almost by the London Eye. This year they’re grouped around the Royal Festival Hall. Most of last year’s seating locationsRead More →

IMG 3488 460x270 - A bin goes up in flames

The demise of a waste bin – and what could be done to prevent it? Are wastebins really useful? I mean those doubling as depositories for used cigarette ends? They’re essentially attractors. Throwing a used cigarette end inside – or poor stubbing out allowing ashes to blow inside onto theRead More →

slide8 1 460x270 - The Shed lies down on South Bank

Counting Out Time, while awaiting the Doktor, I created this special opus for The Shed…… Twas was a festival of red among seas of grey, simply they should have not got rid of IT….. One: The Shed comes to the South Bank The Shed lies down on South Bank TheRead More →

IMG 7231 460x270 - Two of London's buskers - with a touch of pink

Two of London’s buskers an hour and three quarters apart on the same afternoon. First is Charlotte Campbell (whom I’ve featured before) the light was great and made her pink coat look really nice. Charlotte Campbell by the London Eye at 15.11pm, 18 January 2017. Next is The Hod. IRead More →

IMG 3053 - Secret Sailing Club

Christmas Eve Jubilee (Hungerford) bridge. Established since about 2010,  originally a seven piece band, now usually four or five. On Xmas Eve it was just four (three at the time I arrived as one of the boys took a break see above picture at left). They are local lads fromRead More →

IMG 8873 460x270 - Gonks

Gonks are at the South Bank from November until January. They are said to be hiding in forests around the South Bank Centre. Take that with a pinch of salt! Despite the wood for the trees I found all the South Bank’s Gonks in an instant. Its Christmas at last!Read More →

IMG 8898 460x270 - South Bank Cowboys

I met these cool guys on the South Bank today, with their photographers. They’re modelling these denims for a new look urban cowboy style. Photos taken on the Royal Festival Hall/former Queen Elizabeth Hall balcony The sculpture is Zemran by William Pye Some impromptu street theatre by the London EyeRead More →