Monday, 17 August 2009

Images of London

We've just had a really great weekend in London with the friends we went on the Norway holiday with. London in August is heaving with tourists so us country bumpkins found it a bit hectic lol! Our first priority of the weekend was for my DH and his friend to go on the London Eye which they thoroughly enjoyed.
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My DH will shortly have a great selection of photos of the experience on his blog and he'll no doubt be posting plenty about London so I won't fill up this blog with too many.
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I hadn't realised that St Stephen's Tower which houses Big Ben has glass all down its facades until I saw it glinting in the sun on Saturday.
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This beautiful reflection is of Westminster Catholic Cathedral which is just off Victoria Street.

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On Sunday morning we went for a walk from our hotel to Hyde Park via Belgravia and on the way I noticed these shapes on the pavement. These, and several other plainer versions, were, I believe, coal delivery shute covers and the patterns will be appearing in some artwork in the future I'm sure! Having seen the Wikipedia link I think I shall have to go back again to photograph some more!

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14 comments:

Gina said...

Sounds like a fun packed weekend. Some beautiful images, especially of the Serpentine Gallery

Angela said...

Your photos of the coal shute covers are great. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Heather said...

You've got some wonderful photos on this and your previous posts - amazing reflections and those coal shute covers are super. Mags will add those to her collection of circles! London is a fascinating place but I'd need new feet to be able to cope with it!! It's great to be able to see it via your blog - thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Julie said...

You're welcome Heather :) I need new feet after all the walking! In fact, I've gone out today and invested in some trainers. My feet were killing me!

Lizzie said...

Thanks for showing the London Eye. I just finished reading Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella and had no idea what it was living in California.

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Hi Julie

Love your photos. I've not been back down to London for a few months so I see a trip coming up. Do come and say hello at Festival of Quilts. Most of my time will be spent teaching/helping in the children's area with my official badge on!!
Angela

Genie said...

Lovely pics julie. Glad you had a great time

sharon young said...

Great pics, Julie, love those coal shute covers, what a good spot.
Thanks for dropping by my blog, it's good to be back.

Helena said...

Oooo interesting little chute covers! I always notice little things like that. can drive people mad cos I'm always stopping. LOL!

Great pic of the cathedral bell tower!

Judy Alexander said...

Great London Pics, it is one of my favorite cities. My husband and I lived there for 1 year in 1997.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Love those iron coal shute covers- a great design source.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Happy shopping at the FOQ tomorrow.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Glad to hear you had a nice time in London. It's heaving with tourists here in St. Ives too, despite the weather which has been very mixed! Still, I am sure you will enjoy visit very much, I know you love it here!

Sending love and a big hug
x

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cool photos!