Weekly Photo Challenge: ABSTRACT

Truly abstract I think.  Love the subtle muddy colours and the starkness of the image. This is a piece of graffiti on a wall in London's East End (Brick Lane area).  It's a wonderful place in which to make artistic discoveries.  This one comes from the camera of London photographer Steve Moore who has given … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: ABSTRACT

DICKENSIAN: A LONDON TALE

Although Dickens wouldn’t recognize London should he return today, we are lucky enough to be able to suss out some of the haunts, alleyways, streets, pubs and inns, mentioned in the books, many of which survive, although what the Blitzkrieg couldn’t destroy, the city planners have almost managed to accomplish.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vibrancy (2)

the installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, attracted thousands, possibly millions, from all over the country and overseas, who queued for hours, often in the rain, to view the sea of scarlet progressively filling the Tower's famous moat, between 17th July and 11th November 2014. The poppies encircled the iconic landmark, creating a spectacular visual commemoration,

London’s Hidden Gems (1)

A long, high wall covered with Royal Doulton ceramic plaques, decorated in burnt orange and blue, names, ages, occupations and means of death engraved on the tiles – this is the Wall of Heroic Remembrance. Tragedy after tragedy told in a few simple phrases, greets the eye, unsung heroes indeed, workers and children caught up in a drowning, a fire, or a runaway horse saga, who had saved someone’s life by giving their own.

TATE BRITAIN – GREAT BRITISH ART IN LONDON

Tate Britain, the original Tate Gallery to distinguish it from Tate Modern, is situated near Lambeth Palace and just a short walk from the South Bank, the Eye and Westminster.  It is an elegant building with a neo-classical portico in the area of Millbank and stands on the site of the former Millbank Penitentiary.  It … Continue reading TATE BRITAIN – GREAT BRITISH ART IN LONDON

The Shard – London’s New Viewing Attraction

The Shard.  Ah!  I look up from the ground and marvel at the design, at the shards of glass that catch the light and splay out at the top.  I had watched it slowly take over its London site, putting in the shade even the famous green glass building that the locals have named The … Continue reading The Shard – London’s New Viewing Attraction