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Category archive: London
I took this photo last month, in Gramex, Lower Marsh:
Hope you like it. I do.
It’s not a real dog.
Since Gramex sells classical music, I wonder if the dog is any relation of this dog.
Incoming from Alan Little, from whom it is very nice to be hearing:
I thought this might be your sort of thing.
This being a collection, of course with photos, of 10 Spectacular Movable Bridges. Definitely my sort of thing.
My favourite (for me) new discovery was this:
That’s bridge number seven, the Hörn Bridge, in Kiel, Germany.
It’s notable that about half (by my calculations) of these bridges are for pedestrians, or for pedestrians and cyclists, rather than road or rail bridges.
In recent years, local politicians have been discovering that a bit of well-judged public spending on a Popular Public Thing can really juice up the tourist trade, boost property values and tax take, etc. This has meant, in particular, a proliferation of cute footbridges, often foot-and-bicycle bridges of course. They are cute, but they are relatively cheap, certainly compared to bridges for roads or railways.
London has two recent footbridges (three if you count the Hungerford Bridge footbridges as two bridges), and two more are now being talked up, the Heatherwick Garden Bridge, and the one they are talking about that will connect Battersea to Chelsea.
I also liked bridge number eleven (aka bonus bridge number one), the Barton Swing Aqueduct:
The aqueduct, the first and only swing aqueduct in the world, is a Grade II listed building, considered a major feat of Victorian civil engineering. Designed by Sir Edward Leader Williams and built by Andrew Handyside of Derby, the swing bridge opened in 1894 and remains in regular use.
Cool. Not something that anyone else felt the need to copy. But still, cool.
I want one of these:
It’s a map of London, and a puzzle with each London postal district being a piece. In other words, it’s a London Postcode Jigsaw Puzzle.
The thing is, I love London and everything, but I have no very clear idea of what the names are of its various bits. Or to put it another way, I have no exact idea of where Harringay, Eltham, Camden, Islington, and so on and so forth, are. I know most of the names. I know most of the places. Can’t match names to places or places to names.
This puzzle will be just the ticket for sorting all that out in my head. £15.
When tube drivers get above themselves and start doing stand-up comedy routines over the intercom during tube journeys, I find this nearly unbearable. I think this is because, when on the tube, I go into a sort of trance, basically to cut out the din of the train, but comedy over the intercom makes that trance impossible to stay in. I find myself listening carefully, despite myself, in case the exhibitionist failed comedian says something of importance, and with that, I am obliged to listen also to the train noise. Horrible.
This (photoed yesterday by me at Embankment Tube Station), on the other hand, is not something I mind at all:
That’s right, platitudinous philosophical ruminations where there should be significant information about service interruptions. But, it didn’t bother me. In fact, I quite liked it.
Writing, as I recall writing in this piece (about how to argue), is a branch of good manners. (In that I actually said “publishing”, but the point is identical.) This is because writing is easily ignored. It puts the reader in control.
The same applies to blogging, in fact to the internet generally. It isn’t an interruption. You are in complete control of it. Except when the damn thing starts making noises (like those damned tube comedians), that you have to spend ages tracking down the noise and switching it off.
Photoed by me today:
The golden dancing lady is the one on top of the Victoria Palace Theatre.
I am rather ill and I am very tired, and I am in no mood to be writing prose of the sort anyone else - or for that matter even I – would want to read.
And here we come to one of the great advantages of these big photo collections that I like to do here from time to time. I don’t have to be a hundred percent to do it. I can do it, and do it entirely right, even if in no mood to write proper prose.
So here is the latest clutch of photos, this time of people using Big Flat Things, rather than anything resembling regular cameras, to take photos:
The first of these was taken in December of 2012, and the rest this year.
I have already written about Big Flat Things photography, so if you insist on verbiage, go here.
Here is recent confirmation of the map app effect, i.e. the replacement of paper maps by electric maps.
The pictures below were all taken on June 4th of this year. Soon after that date I picked out these nine snaps of digital photographers doing their things, with a view to showing them here, but I never got around to doing that. I made my selections without any particular thought of maps. So far as I can tell, I picked my winners on a variety of grounds, three of them, it would appear, because of interesting backgrounds, in particular the one (2.1) with the word VISIONS to be seen in the background, on the side of what looks like a TV van. My selection is also biased towards facial non-recognisability.
Here are eight of the nine I picked.
And here is the ninth.
Was that ratio a fair reflection of the ratio for the entire lot of photos I took that day? No. It was not. I took about 350 snaps, of which about third to a half were of digital photographers. That’s a lot. Number of maps being flaunted by photographers: one. That one. Otherwise, no maps to be seen. This does not of course mean that no other maps were being carried. But it is telling, I think.
Four of these snaps, by my calculation, feature pictures being taken with smartphones. I think I was a bit biased towards that also, but the fact that I had so many examples of that to pick out is likewise telling.
Goddaughter Two is in town. She was already spontaneously talking about this map thing, before she knew I had any interest in it. She and a friend are now being London tourists. They are seeing a few maps, but only a few.
Change is not just the new stuff. It’s the old stuff that you don’t see any more.
JUST BEFORE POSTING THIS: Goddaughter One’s dad dropped by. He was recently wondering about maps, his question being: How do I best tell fellow engineers, visiting London for a footbridge conference, where London’s best footbridges are to be found? Give them a paper map and mark the bridges on that map? No. Paper maps don’t sell any more. At all. Ergo, they are rapidly ceasing to make them. Answer: Given them electric map references. They get you to within ten yards of each bridge, no worries.
One of the jobs of random blogs like this one is recommend such things as restaurants. This is one of those postings. If you read no further, just know that I recently dined at La Porte des Indes, and I liked it. It’s just a short walk away from Selfridges in Oxford Street, where a friend had been working. Address: 32 Bryanston Street.
So, to the details of why I liked it. One: the food was very tasty. Always a good start. And while we were waiting, they gave us little plastic cups of soup, also very tasty.
However, although I like the way tasty food tastes, I now unable to consume very much food all at once. Perhaps I am lucky, because being unable to eat too much, I am not becoming as fat as I might otherwise become, what with so much of the food I do eat being junk.
But there is a way in which I am often unlucky, which is when I am dining out. Often, I just can’t manage to eat all that I am paying for.
So it is that a service I especially value is when I am allowed to take my leftovers away with me. A restaurant willing to package up all my delicious but indigestible leftovers will now have a special place in my heart, and stomach.
La Portes Des Indes was not cheap, when I and a friend dined there about a fortnight ago. But I still remember the delicious taste of the chicken, the pain of realising that my stomach would not be able to do it justice, and the small translucent plastic carton they used to put my spare chicken in, so that I could eat it later. I’ve had bags made available in such circumstances before, but never a plastic carton.
I paid about twice what I usually want to pay when dining out, but I also dined twice over, once in the restaurant, and then again back home, the next day.
The place looks great as well. The outside is unprepossessing, like a fast food joint at the bottom of an office block. But when you step inside, it’s like you’ve entered the restaurant equivalent of the Tardis. It’s really big. It used to be a dance hall, so they said. And the décor has been preserved from that era and added to, rather than stripped out and replaced with modernistic dreariness. Plus, the ambient noise was not too loud and we could hear each other talk without any shouting. Crucial, for me. I often leave things early for this one reason.
Sculpture at St James’s Tube
Digital photographers holding maps
More photos of things past
Father Christmas Aerodrome
How big should these squares be?
Happiness is Gold Blend at only £3 instead of £4.50
Gloomy Earl’s Court picture
Conquer the Pillars of Islam
Bizarre reflection (December 6th 2006)
Simon Gibbs last night at the Rose and Crown
Eurostar before St Pancras
Proposed new footbridges for London and for Changsha
I need to photo this again
Sunrise from my roof
Wedding photography - old and new
A vanished building and a bendy bus
A Strutton Ground shop and a Strutton Ground pub
Halloween is near!
The Heron Tower restaurant
My own personal Big Thing viewing platform with close-up Roof Clutter
Here are two photos I took earlier
Otherwise blogging (and a Burgess Park butterfly)
Cranes seen through Cardinal Place
Another picture from yesterday
Smaller is more legible – big is more fun
The roof of Victoria Station
Twisted picture from Burgess Park (untwisted with Photoshop Elements)
Birds on a crane
Anton Howes at the Rose and Crown
The Times of May 24th 1940
Owl at Canning Town railway station
Morgan – Abbey reflected in Morgan – Abbey reflected in other cars
Bad and good in bad weather
Earn yourself fifty quid by finding me a suitable sofa
Edwin is a bad person
The Walkie Talkie and its surroundings
Photoing each other - and photoing stuff in the canal
Chess set made of London’s Big Things
London Gateway from above
A day in and around Olympicland with Goddaughter One
Quota photo of a bucket of plastic crocodiles in an otherwise deserted shop window in Oxford Street
Shard with roof clutter and a crane
Strange artificial landscape
Billy Fury Way
Views from Kings College
Blank-faced tower – crazy hairdo
An old Mini and a new Mini
A scaffolder likes Jeremy Clarkson
Google Nexus 4 wedding photography!
Steve Davies talk last night
There are cranes and there are cranes
Stairs Thing outside St Paul’s
Cassette iPhone photographer
Views from the Hackney Wick station footbridge
Big Things blocked by the trees of Southwark Park
Reflections on a strange coincidence involving an Android app and a malfunctioning bus stop sign
Google Nexus 4 photos
A Fleet Street lunch
Wembley Arch with balloons and with umbrellas
Pictures of LLFF2013
More March 5th photographers (and more spaces between pictures)
Remembering a warmer day
A mannequin in Tachbrook Street sheds light on the nature of perception
Lunch at Gessler at Daquise
Blythe Hill Fields: What what you can see from them and what they look like
Wandering about afterwards
Piano strikes the right note again
Art without Artists
Giant cranes made in China for new London super-port in Thurrock
Four crane photos
Better a year late than never
Panoramic view of London from the top of the BT Tower
Alastair James on Blythe Hill Fields and smartphones
Doing libertarian business at the Libertarian Home social
Talking architecture at the Libertarian Home social
The Qur’an is not science – science cannot be ignored
Waterloo Station’s new upper deck
Classical CDs from Gramex
Six Nations joy
At the bottom of the Shard
Reflections on and in Westminster Tube Station
Progress with the Vauxhall crane
Digital photographers outside Westminster Abbey
Looking along Victoria Street to The Wheel (and on how to be liked (or disliked) by Google)
Strata with chimneys
Skull made of skulls in gift shop street
Big London Things with clutter in the foreground
New crane up
A new crane has already arrived
Close-up of the ruined Vauxhall crane
Wheel clear - Wheel in cloud
An afternoon in Croydon
An earlier tablet photographer
Michael Jennings on why iPad photoing is not ridiculous
More photographers photographed
Monkey Toast at the Leicester Square Theatre
Here are (a lot) more photos that I took on March 27th
Interwar Old English pub dwarfed by modernity
BrianMicklethwaitDotCom internet headline of the day
Click to see the big picture
More digital photographers
Malta Day procession
Surrey win their relegation battle
Waterloo sunset with vapour trails
The Bezier Building and a hideous advertising erection at the Old Street Roundabout
Strata behind roof clutter
Millbank Tower with street light
A memorable scoreboard surrounded by empty seats
“I just came across this fascinating photo …”
The view from the train
Self portrait with sunburn
The top of the Shard
In Borough High Street
Hyde Park squirrel
Bomber Command Memorial pictures
Does anyone know how I can straighten these gasometers?
Another excellent spot to photo London from
Lining Things up
62 Buckingham Gate
A camera in each hand
It got my attention
Latest C4 logo sculpture
Tower Bridge with railway clutter in the foreground
Beware the Men In Orange!
Another blurred photo of Strata
No Misc April – Misc May
London bridge photos
New Blackfriars station entrance
A view of Westminster Cathedral tower and the view from Westminster Cathedral tower
Snaps (in Paris and London - and of the Millennium Footbridge)
Photographers at Eros and Art in the tube
Pictures of the Libertarian Home meeting in Southwark last night
Changing views from the Monument
Google Earth and Mr and Mrs Goose
The Big Olympic Thing from nearer
The Shard looking like it’s in a 1950s postcard
A happy British Summer Time to all my readers
Photographing the other photographers with my new camera
A Happy Christmas to all those still reading this
Occupy St Paul’s pictures
Shard even nearer to completion
Remembrance Sunday photos
Ancient and modern (but mostly ancient) cars in Regent Street yesterday
More NFL Fan Rally pictures from last Saturday
London from the east
Liberty League Conference speakers
NFL fans and their name-and-number shirts in Trafalgar Square on Saturday
Chelsea Bridge under wraps
The Shard nears completion
Cranes over Vincent Square (again)
WWWhat a great afternoon!!!
The Wheel reflected in a cheeseburger advert
Crane cluster looking even better
A wrapped building and a crane cluster
The Royal Victoria Dock is not (but looks like) a transporter bridge
Quota hedgehog sculpture
Does Kevin Pietersen have a weakness against bowlers?
A favourite Sunday snap
On the superfluity of the Paddington Basin rolling bridge
The graffiti says he won’t get his keys back
Release Ai Weiwei
Strange footbridge over brick wall
Rally Against Debt signs
“Things appear almost impossible to escape from …”
Do not climb on the Thing!
The wedding lingers on
The docks beyond the Dome
After the wedding
BrianMicklethwaitDotCom not threatened by the end of the Big Thing Boom
And there was you thinking you were immortal
Pictures of Detlev Schlichter
The Shard from beyond the Barrier
Another Assembly of Men
Gormley’s South Bank Men
More signs of the times
Strata from a station
Blue Men on a boring building in Borough High Street
Photographing change from the Monument
If you can’t beat them hire them
Another sign of the times
The bike behind the theatre
It’s interesting …
Flowers in front of blurriness that is still recognisable
Self portrait plus meaning of life
What camera is best for doing short videos about architecture?
October 2007 conversation about modern architecture with Patrick Crozier
Alex Ross on Hollywood film scores
And here’s the proof!!! Sixteen little square pictures!!!
Shard in the clouds
Trust drunk and disorderly
Talk at Christian Michel’s
Superb Shard pictures
Only up to some random linkage and a little felinity
Adverts on taxis and cars
Wedding photography blogging
Abandoned Bangkok tower
Shard in rain
Sunset in Oxford Street
Beyond the Dome with Goddaughter One
10/10/10 launch for Norlonto Review
The Razor through a bus and without the bus
Real life toy trains
The Wheel seen through Hungerford Bridge
The Gherkin from Englefield Green
Recent Shard shots
I think this is a strange pair of signs
If you can’t read this don’t worry
iScream from Artisan du Chocolat
Strata from Waterloo
A response to the cyclist menace
Spray can girl in Leake Street
Next door’s cat
Sleeping rough and reading an SF classic
Glass on the Shard
Cats with human faces
Same tower different look
Shard sitings and and an agreeably honest rabies prevention sign
As strong and sweet as the free market itself
Strata through a gap
Lucky we didn’t go to Lords
Light and shade
More photos from last week
Shard getting bigger
Photos of things past
Yo! Sushi cat says: Yo! Stay away!
When the foreground tries to ruin the shot - but only makes it better!
Visual modified cliche - Wheel and Wheel reflected
Brightly lit buildings against a dark sky
A good bit about the future of art galleries and how to rescue good bits
How my camera and the internet explained an old bus
The Shard starts to show
London is about to be Kapoored with a big new Olympic Games Thing
Unusual leg extension
Unphotographable sign threatening to photo us
We’ll always have Chelsea
Does Google now rule the world of computing?
Me taking pictures in a funny way while it’s still allowed
Large areas the same colour on the first first day of spring
Climategate and a blurry and artificially lit roundabout
Sushi and scaffolding at Victoria
Strata SE1 - seen on the way to London Bridge Station
Shard takes shape
Quota photo of plastic woman - maimed but still sexy?
The right to photograph
My local Blockbuster Video just closed
Happy New Year and how to save seventy thousand quid
Eros under an umbrella
London cricket roof clutter
The Shard is definitely being built!
I EAT RUBBISH!
Lining up those London landmarks
Strange purple cat with four eyes
A local view
The decor in Peter Jones - and where in London can I find a small ice-cube-making machine?
As found roof sculpture
Johanna Kaschke versus the Deluded Leftwinger
God is killing cinemas!
Making the IOC feel important with a personal lubricant
The concrete monstrosities of the South Bank may be about to get colourful
When Cricinfo doesn’t supply the info
London Bites @ Sway
Green eyed monster devouring cat food
Another London lump?
Ingrid Fliter has a problem with the piano
Photo by me in a newspaper!
Small photos that look like something else
Stuff in the foreground I wasn’t expecting
The Wheel through some Art
Mrs Billion Monkey doesn’t want to catch swine fever!
More sign photos
Handel in London – and an angelic tenor aria
Billion Monkeys in New York and London!
Tree in spring
Crane cluster photo
Another view over London
Quota photo of the BT Tower
Work begins on the Shard of Glass
Docklands towers with barbed wire
The Shard may actually be being built
Photoing the Police
The towers of London from the Copper Horse
Parliament photoed by a bus!
On being sold a telly
Flat train picture and regular train picture
London continues to build big
Picture charging advice please
Evening Standard hand-done billboards go printed shock
Billion Monkey with red mittens on
A view from Vauxhall Station
Leonidas Kavakos (and a pianist) at the Wigmore Hall
Another fine day and more not Billion Monkey pictures
Not Billion Monkeys!
To Guy’s with Gerald
At Liberty 2008 all day
Photo-ing the news in Evening Standard headlines
If it’s not Art it can be rather fun
Number on a bus roof
On top of Tower 42
Blogroll dilemma - question I already know the answer to - irrelevant photo
Antoine Clarke on the financial turmoil and the US election
SDHC success and an unblurry Billion Monkey!
An abstract view of Kings Place
Not the book I want to read right now - maybe later
Lump art and dinner in sky
More sticking up stuff
City of London lumps and a south London spike
Billion Monkey with icecream!
The Great River Race
Monster buildings and monster people
Punk surveillance cameras
London after dark from above
Sometimes the Billion Monkey in the background is more interesting!
Ken Livingstone was beaten by the billboards!
Billion Monkey lady! – Gherkin! – Monument!
Why I prefer to live in a failing neighbourhood
Modernity dwarfed by church
Photo of some foodski
Resizing Slim with Expression Engine
The writing on the wall
Billion Monkeys close up and London from far above!
To Greenwich by train and back by bus
Today I have been blogging elsewhere and also doing other things
Bird’s Nest in smog
A row of pigeons
Billion Monkeys earlier this evening!
Avoiding barbarism in the street
Pictures with words
Billion Monkey seen through the Millenium Bridge!
The ideal headgear for it
Kings Cross gasometer sunset travels 6000 miles
To let – one Ark
Tuesday was indeed exactly the perfect day that the weather forecasters prophesied
Church covered in church pictures
“Let’s get cracking tomorrow. Let’s have a drink tonight.”
Politics again …
Voting for Boris?
My Wheel’s bigger than your Wheel
Big Bens - Wheels - Big Ben teapots - telephone box teapots
Travis Perkins of Pimlico Road are not good at delivering timber
Married (make that Divorced (see comments)) Billion Monkey lady photos the Wheel
Airplane over Putney
Sounding like a different country
Big, Bigger, Biggest - starring Heathrow Terminal 5
Tower Bridge in the blue grey afternoon (and Jenny Agutter obviously did it)
Another view of the tower of Westminster Cathedral
Billion Monkeys like being photoed!
New classical music venue just down the road from Kings Cross Supplementary
I’ve been busy today so here’s a nice picture of the tower of Westminster Cathedral
Signs of civilisation
Not a hot day in January for the Billion Monkeys!
Billion Monkey scrunched up in a ball!
The eloquence of the Bishop and a lady holding a big wheel
There’s a crack in the cracks at Tate Modern
Beetham Tower – and a couple of other towers
At Bethnal Green railway station
The Shard is a Middle Eastern skyscraper but in London that still counts
Wheel obscured by reinforcing rods
Tower in the distance
Reflections in a Belgravia shop window
Three proper photos … and three Billion Monkeys!!!
The choice is yours
Blurry Billion Monkey on bus in front of even blurrier Wheel
Jones the department store
Billion Monkeys in the rain and the dimness
Victorian roof clutter
Gherkin with men in front
Billion Monkeys say Happy New Year!
The new South Bank
Another target rich environment
Talking about St Pancras at St Pancras
Southwark at dusk
Great but not great
Photoing dusk on automatic
More St Pancras snaps
The space between the buildings
Operation Cat Drop and some Hello Kitty Bags
Billion Monkey lady does … “Heinrich Photography”?
The bridge that was going to make Westminster a fine city and London a desert
For Skimbleshanks read Tizer
Better safe than sorry
The Ofcom bulge
Thames Barrier photo first shown here - then used by UNESCO
I hope I’m wrong about this
Yes this is cat blogging
Billion Monkey ladies perform triple self portrait!
Park Plaza detail
Billion Monkey men - Billion Monkey ladies - and a giant dolly
Photos - four transport - two artistic
Fly-pasts - air displays - crashes
A talk and a photo
Combining the genres
Old cranes - new cranes
Bridge over bright water
Rokeby Billion Monkey!
Photo-ing the weather
Pictures with words
Sunset with bike
Four Billion Monkey snaps!
Assorted London quota photos
Old gits at the Oval – and Shane Warne
The Big Things of London
More Magic Andy sand sculpture
Billion Monkeys in the sunshine!
He’s for ever blowing bubbles
Shadow and light near Tower Bridge
A John Lewis cat and a John Lewis DAB radio
Footbridge in the dark and cricket
Halo over Oxford Circus
London tricyclists are getting strong
Magic Andy makes magic dragon
A spring in their step
The Mainstream Media finally get around to noticing Andy and his sand sculptures
Dame Edna and Borats in Piccadilly Circus!
Random London snaps from last year
Not much of a mystery detail
Billion Monkeys photo themselves!
The daffodils of doom
Displacement photo of Billion Monkey!
So what’s this about then?
When “it’s” becomes “it is” – plus a picture of some Mac users
Storms rip through London
Other people’s photos (2): New architecture in Hamburg
What next for the virtuoso violinists? - Simon Hewitt Jones has some answers
Happy Christmas Day
London photos by Fabio
Alice in Fortnum and Mason
By the rivers and canals of East London with Goddaughter One
Hellcab at the Old Red Lion
Billion Monkeys photograph things!
Another quota photo of the Docklands towers
My computer is improved - plus some London towers
A breezy day in London
“Publish it in your Blog!”
Cranes and street lamps and mp3s
Pictures of and from Albert Bridge
Two views of London’s new Parliament
Airship over the Wheel
Two sunset photos
Everyone likes Magic Andy
Antoine Clarke and I don’t talk about elections
Tourists on the move
Billion Monkeys get instant feedback!
Down by the river
Billion Monkey in front of Gherkin photos lovely lady!
Should blogs - this one in particular - specialise?
Venus by the river
Remembering the Alternative Bookshop experience
Car attack – the plot thickens
Shaftesbury Avenue over half a century ago
Adriana tours her own back yard
Tate Modern Extension
Lords pictures from last Monday
Westminster Cathedral reflections
England versus Pakistan – first test – final morning
High tide at Putney
Bartók outside South Kensington tube
Billion Monkey flash strikes twice! - 7/7 a year later - Office Space on TV even though I own it
Billion Monkeys and a flock of sheep!
Attacks of the mad robots and the little red crosses
It is very hot
Abolish aesthetic planning permission
Billion Monkey policeman!
Zooming in on the Wembley Arch
Also no relation
London landmarks and London lumps
The Ben Pimlott lump
Car with too much paint!
Nearby landmarks and a special effect
Evening sun on the Wheel
Lovely Billion Monkey ladies!
The Hungerford footbridges
Blogging takes a back seat
The Telecom Tower
Funny looking trees
Billion Monkey screen and another blurry pigeon
More Billion Monkeys including a blurry bag lady
Grey skies looking weirdly blue
Vapour trails over London
Same towers - different light