Tag Archive: England


The evening London

I just love taking evening shots in the beautiful so-called blue light. Here’s a few shots I took this April in London over two beautiful spring evenings.

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Metal sign on the gates of the Tower of London clearly states the ownership of the property.

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Evening view of the Southwark district with the 306m Shard skyscraper dominating the skyline.

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The pointy end of the Shard.

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Tower of London.

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One of the most famous landmarks – the Tower Bridge.

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Another view of Thames with Shard in the background.

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Medieval Tower of London against City’s modern bussiness buildings.

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The Navigators sculpture located in the Hay’s Galleria – just south of London Bridge City Pier

Londoneve-10Rainbow of evening colours pose a dramatic background behind the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

Londoneve-11One of the new London’s landmarks, The Eye, can be seen from various parts of the city center. Long queues and high entrance fee were two of the reasons we skipped this tourist trap.

Londoneve-12Houses of Parliament with the Elizabeth Tower, which also known as the Clock Tower or Big Ben.

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A detail view of the Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben is actually not the tower but the bell inside.

 

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Camden Town, London

Camden Town or just Camden, is an inner city district of London. Since the 1970’s Camden has become known for its street markets and while the traditional food market has been present until 2013, you will know find only touristy stalls and shops – from souvenirs and snacks to music CDs and other more or less usual (and unusual stuff). Crowded by tourists and street performers, it is certainly an interesting place to visit, for an hour or more 🙂

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Street musicians gather even dancing crowd.

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A view of the Camden High Street, where all the madness begins.

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Whacky shop fronts which offer anything from gothic clothing to second hand shoes

camden-4Another kind of street performers – these pole-sitters were quite popular around the city.

camden-6Camden Lock street food market – affordable prices and the offer expands from juice pork sandwiches to vegan dishes – hard to leave this place hungry.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Is located at the famous Piccadilly Circus, so finding it should not be too hard.

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Robert L. Ripley (1890–1949) was a cartoonist, explorer, reporter, adventurer, and collector, who travelled to 201 countries in 35 years seeking the odd, the unusual, and the unexplained. In those years, he created an incredible collection of weird and weirder and a part of it, you can still see today in Ripley’s Museums all around the world. Here is just a teaser of what you can see in London’s collection.
For more on Ripley, click HERE.

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Royal Jordanian  Falcons

type of aircraft – 4x Extra 300

French AF Patrouille de France

type of aircraft – 8x Alphajet

Royal AF Red Arrows

type of aircraft – 9x Hawk T.1

USAF F-15C Eagle

US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet

USAF F-22A Raptor

USAF MC-130 Hercules

USAF KC-135R Stratotanker

Royal New Zealand AF Boeing 757

Airbus A400M – 2nd prototype

First public performance of the new Airbus transporter

Royal Netherlands AH-64D Apache

The only Apache demo team in the world

Royal AF CH-47 Chinook

Belgian AF F-16AM Fighting Falcon

Royal Netherlands AF F-16AM Fighting Falcon

French AF Mirage 2000B

Swedish AF JAS-39 Gripen

USAF  B-52H Stratofortress

Main US strategic bomber for more than 55 years.

Avro Vulcan

RAF Cold War strategic bomber, retired in 1993, but this example brought back to flying status a few years ago for display purposes.