One photo of London. Every day.

Monday, April 30, 2007

where is that?

An easy on today: Where is that?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

wellington arch

This is on top of Wellington Arch which stands in the middle of the huge Hyde Park Corner roundabout. Apparently this was once the most dangerous roundabout in the world (said Owen) but I will always remember it for very randomly meeting a friend from Germany when crossing over at the traffic lights coming from Green Park.

Friday, April 27, 2007


Hazy London taken from Tower Bridge. The ship is the HMS Belfast (a museum, haven't been on it yet).

Vernebeltes London, aufgenommen von Tower Bridge. Das Schiff ist die HMS Belfast.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

new fashion trend!!!

Newest fashion trend amongst tourist: Wear light blue shirts, put adress tags on your kids' back and chain them together. Cool, isn't it?

Neueste Modeerscheinung unter Touristen: Blaue Hemden anziehen, den Kindern Adressaufkleber auf den Ruecken pappen und sie dann aneinanderketten.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


The Blue Man Group can be seen at the New London Theatre every day other than Wednesday. That's not one of them.

Die Blue Man Group kann man jeden Tag ausser Mittwoch im New London Theatre sehen. Das hier ist aber keiner davon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


So where is this then? I can tell you that much: It's in front of a Waitrose.

So, wo is denn dann das hier? Soviel kann ich verraten: Vor einem Waitrose (teure Supermarktkette).

Monday, April 23, 2007


The second hand book market on South Bank.

Der Second Hand Buchmarkt auf der South Bank.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

slides @ tate modern

Well, it obviously was on level seven, and it was in the Tate Modern. My hint gave it away i suspect. The Tate is also where these slides where. The highest one starts at level five only, but it's great fun anyway. To slide you had to queue at a ticket office for a while, get a timed but free ticket and then queued at the slides again - but that is London.

Es war natuerlich im siebten Stockwerk und tatsaechlich in der Tate Modern. Dort gab es auch obige Rutschen (die letzte Woche schlossen), welche aber nur vom fuenften Stockwerk (und vom dritten) starteten.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Seven - not related to the quite good film. Who knows where this is taken? Hint: Art.

Sieben, keinerlei Beziehung zum recht guten Film. Were weiss, wo das Photo gemacht ist? Tipp: Kunst.

Friday, April 20, 2007

big ben at noon

St. Stephen's Tower (better known as Big Ben Clock Tower) at 12 noon.

St. Stephen's Tower (besser bekannt als Big Ben Glockenturm) um 12 mittags.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

tube platform - what's that?

This is on a tube platform (Green Park station if I'm not wrong). Something is marked there and I suspected it is the doors and maybe they would refit the platform with those doors as on the southern part of the Jubilee Line. But when the train came it didn't really match up. Any other suggestions?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

heat wave

London had a bit a heat wave last week hitting 26 Celsius, and it is still continuing but slowly fading out. And where could you enjoy the sun better than in Hyde Park?

In London gab's letzte Woche eine kurze und intensive Hitzewelle mit Temperaturen bis 26 Grad. Und kein Platz ist besser zum Sonnen als der Hyde Park.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

british museum (2)

The main courtyard of the British Museum is really worth a photo - thought this guy.

Der Innenhof des British Museum ist wirklich ein Photo wert - dachte der nette Herr.

Monday, April 16, 2007

british museum

After living in London for three years I thought it was about time to go to the British Museum for the first time. The architecture (or should I say engineering?) of the roof is really amazing and so are the exhibitions. Being a bit of a geek in Roman and Ancient Greek history I headed for "Greece and Rome". What I don't quite understand why the Ancient Near East is in the West though...

Nachdem ich drei Jahre in London wohne, habe ich es neulich fuer an der Zeit gehalten, mal das British Museum zu besichtigen. Die Architektur (oder genau die Ingenieurskunst) des Dachs im Innenhof sind wirklich genial und so sind auch viele der Exponate. Als ehemaliger Geek im Bereich Griechenland und Rom habe ich mich natuerlich in den entsprechenden Bereich aufgemacht. Was ich aber nicht ganz verstanden habe ist, warum der Alte Nahe Osten im Westen zu finden ist.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

oh - part three in a series of three

And today the final episode of "smilies on the pavement", kindly brought to you by an unknown stranger in a random place. I think it was Montague Close. I shall not forget to remind you of the rubber eraser day which takes place today.

Und heute die letzte Folge der Serie "Smilies auf dem Gehsteig" von Unbekannt and einem nicht ganz genau definierten Ort irgendwo in London. Ich glaube es war Montague Close. Ausserdem darf ich nicht vergessen den geneigten Leser an die Feierlichkeiten zum heutigen Radiergummitag zu erinnern.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

sad - part two in a series of three

This is the neighbour of yesterday's picture.

Heute der Nachbar des gestrigen Photos.

Friday, April 13, 2007

smile - part one of a series of three

Part one of a series of three - found somewhere near the London Dungeon.

Teil eins einer Dreierserie - gefunden irgendwo beim London Dunegeon (Gruselkabinett).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

madam tussaud's

Going to Madam Tussaud's costs more than £20 per person. And that is for a student and a child. Question for my dear readers: Is it worth it?

Madam Tussaud's kostet £20 pro Person. Und die Personen die gehen wollen sind Student und Kind. Frage an die Leser: Ist es das wirklich wert.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

national gallery

Sorry for posting this picture late. I am back in the UK now but that only means that I have less time. Been out and about in London all day today and went to a few really cool places.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

imperial war museum

The last week I have been in sunny south Germany but posting London pictures continued magically. Tomorrow night Ryanair is going to get me back into Stansted. With a guest. Now I do something strange: Even though I am the London blogger and (most of) you aren't, I ask you whether you have any recommendations of where to go with a 13 year old tourist. On the list so far: Madam Toussaud's (never been there!), London Dungeon and a boat trip down to Greenwich. Anything else important?

Monday, April 09, 2007

nameless building

This building has a name which I don't know. It is near King's College, maybe part of King's College on the Embankment.

Dieses Gebäude hat einen Namen, den ich nicht weiß. Es ist neben King's College, vielleicht sogar Teil von King's College am Embankment (an der Themse).

Sunday, April 08, 2007

st pauls

A slightly artistic view of St Paul's.

Leicht kuenstlerischer Blick auf St. Pauls Cathedral.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

stairway to heaven

Stairs up the eye.

Treppen am Eye.

Friday, April 06, 2007

south bank cafe

Cafe on south bank. Still away from London.

Ein Cafe an der South Bank.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

skate park & london eye

I promised a while ago to not put pictures of the London Eye on here any more. That's over now. Here we go: Place for little kids to fall on their noses right next to London Eye.

Ich hatte vor einer Weile versprochen, nix mehr vom London Eye zu veroeffentlichen. Das ist jetzt vorbei. Skatebahn direkt neben London Eye.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

southbank skate park

This is the place to watch kids fall on their noses.

Hier kann man kleinen Kindern beim Auf-die-Nase-Fallen zuschauen.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

good bye london, will be back soon

When I took this picture, I also took this. So that's an English plastic recyclable milk bottle.

I will be away from the greatest city in the world for a few days, I'll probably keep putting pictures on. That will be a good chance to recycle random ones like today's.

Monday, April 02, 2007


I postet a very similar view a view weeks ago. In fact it was taken from the same place at the same time but this time it is the real skyline at night.

Einen aehnlichen Blick gab es schon vor ein paar Wochen. Dieser hier ist vom selben Tag und wahrscheinlich auch vom selben Tag, allerdings stimmt diesmal alles.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

theme day: post box

There we go, the actual photo. Nothing special at all because I couldn't come up with anything special. There is different types of post boxes around in London, I think that is one of the older examples. Then there is the ones with a slot for First Class and one for Second Class but they have been scrapped about a year ago I think. And Ham (my fellow London Daily Photo Blogger) took a photo of exactly the same style of box. But it's in a different place.

theme day: post box


Alright. I messed that one up completely. First, I signed up for the theme day too late so that most people wont include me in their links. And now I only shot the photo today and it's on my camera but my cable is at home and I'm still in uni and don't know whether I make it home before midnight. But the photo will come, watch this space ;)

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