One photo of London. Every day.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

skyline



We had a rather amazing sunset on Monday and this is a picture of the last rays of light shining onto our skyline. The picture is not quite great and there is a bridge there but I was in a hurry and just had my mobile with me...

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, when I am taking part in a daily photo blog theme day!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

flash date



This is a picture of Flash Date on 12th Feb (5.55pm). Flashdate was a Flashmob style dating event on Trafalgar Square organised by this young lady. I didn't take part but watched and it was actually quite amusing. My favourite single that day was the guy who came with a huge bunch of of flowers and gave pretty much every woman on Trafalgar Square, not just the ones coming in red as arranged.

Monday, February 26, 2007

double yellow line



Double yellow line: no waiting at any time.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

st pauls cathedral



Two weeks ago I passed St. Pauls cathedral and noticed this interesting colour effect at a side door. Outside was twilight and out through the door came this very warm orange light. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me so my phone hat to do and it did a good job at capturing the light.

Confession: I've never been inside St. Pauls.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

st georges court



Just to point one thing out: If you don't like Ryanair, then don't go to Sadler's Well. I really enjoyed the Flamenco tonight BUT there is NO space for you legs. And if another poor tall soul sits in front of you, you can't see the stage either. So remember

Flamenco: GREAT - Sadler's Well: bad.

Not much to say on today's picture. I took it while waiting for a bus. It is a residential building and looks nice. It is also situated in South Kensington.

Friday, February 23, 2007

everything typical for london in one photo



This picture shows everything typical for London:
- Clouds.
- A CCTV camera.
- An old building in front of
- a new building, which is
- the Gherkin.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

selfridges



After Harrods yesterday we swiflty move on on our shopping tour to Oxford Street and Selfridges, the second most famous shopping place in London.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

phone booths + harrods



Sorry for the interrupted service over the last days - this page and pretty much all my other pages as well as my email server were down. The guy who is taking care of the server this page is running on has done a good job and everything seems to be fine again.

Today's picture: Harrods behind London phone booths.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

wardrobe tower



I like the idea. Some people have rooms as wardrobes, others have towers. Why not?

Taken in the Tower of London. Some people might by now have realised that I have an obsession with taking photos of walls. Little announcement.:Over the summer there might not be a chance for me to take any daily London photos. I'll do a different place instead then...

Monday, February 19, 2007

beer



If I remember correctly this chap in the Tower of London is called beer, his colleague next to him is Gin. They apparently stand for the time when alcohol was a problem within London's population (i.e. they can't be that old).

Sunday, February 18, 2007

happy new year



Happy (Chinese) New Year to everyone! Every year there are quite big celebrations for this occasion, this year for the start of the Year of the Pig. I wasn't there though. I went to the tower of London and took the above photo.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

richmond



This part of town is called Richmond and looks rather green.

Friday, February 16, 2007

still at trafalgar square



Still Trafalgar Square.

Most people are too drunk to notice it but the way home after a night out is often an exciting experience, too. Last night I learned that 30yearold Indians take their mother along to go clubbing. I also sat next to two young ladies who happened to speak in my mother tongue and I learned a lot about Burger places and pregnancy tests. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

an eye



It's a bit like cheating, I only posted this picture on Saturday and backdated in to Thursday. But I have a good excuse: An adrenaline laden week which I finished off yesterday with a great night out at a rather Spanish place not called Barcelona.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

national gallery



1) The chickens' auntie seems to know everything.
2) It was the National Gallery.
3) Above is, again, the National Gallery.
4) Inside there are lots of exciting pictures.
5) The person who made me go there a few months ago had her birthday today, happy birthday! (again)
6) I seem to have only two readers. Never mind. I hope you're enjoying yourself looking at rather random pictures of London.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

other landmark



Turning around from yesterday's landmark, you can see this landmark building. In reality it is not quite so badly blurred by the way.

Monday, February 12, 2007

quiz



Which famous London landmark is this?

Sunday, February 11, 2007

victoria station



Quite common for UK people, not so common for others: These huge boards with train information. In Germany they do things more airport style at train stations. Actually the British way is more convenient because all station the train is calling at are listed.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

keep your feet off the seats!



I just can't stop taking pictures of London pigeons. I guess this can be considered an obsession.

Friday, February 09, 2007

these are some serious times



Indeed.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

the british construction industry



  • There is something typically British about this construction site in Leatherhead (hint: cones).
  • We had snow again today, apparently the most snow for eight years now.
  • I cycled to college and had wet feet when I arrived.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

door handle



Strange things going on in Box Hill village...

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

tree in tower



The last posts already indicated that I have been walking in, on and around Box Hill on Sunday. The discussion whether this is London is ongoing. It is just outside the M25. But for the purpose of this blog I define it part of London.

On Box Hill there is funny things going on like trees growing in concrete reinforced Norman fortress towers and stuff.

Monday, February 05, 2007

box hill school



I am a fan of boarding schools (guess what the reason for that might be). This, by the way, is a round square school. You find that odd? I dont: Discover the world and make a difference.

The Box Hill school is in a village called Mickleham near Box Hill. Conveniently located near London you can live in the centre without the disadvantage of continuously fearing that your kids get run over by a Land Rover. But don't forget: Boarding schools are not about the convenience for parents but about the great experience for the children. The parents mainly get the bill: Tuition Fee Schedule 2006/7.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

mirrored tube line



At the front end of any tube platform there is this mirror, which the driver can use to check if anyones arm is still sticking out of the carriage before he leaves the station. Obviously people waiting on the platform can use the mirror to check if the driver is asleep as well. Or just to have a look at the mirrored track. Lots of possibilities.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

big brother



A rather random but nevertheless rather big satellite dish near Camden market, close to the canal. I liked the area because of the nice building, the trees, the water and the sunshine when I was there last autumn. That's also why I am using pictures from there when I can't come up with anything else to post here.

Friday, February 02, 2007

daddy's restaurant

Thursday, February 01, 2007

gas



Natural gas still seems to be the main source of heat for cooking in the UK. All houses I lived in so far had gas ovens. I used to be used to electrical ovens. That was when I still lived in a developed country...

And now it's February.