Peering over the edge, this couple provided a subtle hint of colour against the pale architecture of the British Museum’s Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. The Great Court is an interesting combination of modern and traditional architecture, further emphasised by the slightly odd combination of uses of the Great Court itself, with historical sculptures dotted among the cafe servery and benches, shop displays, and pedestrian traffic moving between the various exhibition halls.
This picture of the lake in St James’s Park, central London, was taken early on a freezing, foggy morning while waiting to check into my hotel after flying in from Australia. Looking back at the pictures I took that morning, all of them seem to have a slightly strange, dreamlike feeling – rather suitable for pictures taken under the influence of jet lag!
Clare Bridge, built in 1640, is the oldest of Cambridge‘s many bridges. This picture was taken while punting down the River Cam – a highly recommended activity, as the many, many touts around the town will make sure to explain to you repeatedly and at great length!
This picture of people turbine hall of the Tate Modern, originally the Bankside Power Station, is one of the first pictures I took with my first DSLR. Perhaps it’s just nostalgia, but it’s still one of my favourites.
Personally, the highlight of the British Museum has got to be the Rosetta Stone. It’s also their most visited item. As I watched the hordes press up against the glass, waiting to see if I’d ever be able to take a clear picture without having to muscle my way to the front, I was struck by the reflections created as people lent forward to peer at the inscription, and a new photographic project was born. Now I just need to get back there and finish it…
In this particular picture, I love the way her face seems to be a hologram trapped in the stone – I’m sure there’s a metaphor in there somewhere.
It’s time for Repost Wednesday! As always, click on the picture for a link to the original post.
I’ve decided Wednesday is a good day for reposts. As always, clicking the picture will take you to the original post.
This is an older picture, and technically not perfect, put I still love the way the girl is pressed right up against the fence, staring at the guards – I think this is the instinctive reaction of everyone when they visit Buckingham Palace for the first time – it was certainly mine!