Category: London

Photography-Christmas

Its only 9 days to go till 25th December and the preparations are getting very intense. During a recent visited London there was an opportunity to take a few photos. First the West End   Bond Street   These are views of St Paul’s Cathedral The front of  […]

Books, Dear Boy, Books

This is to rephrase that classic quote “Events dear boy Events”, from the MacMillan era after the invasion of Suez in 1956.  There is much debate as to who actually said this first.  Despite that uncertainty in the interim it has become folk lore. The other is that […]

Imperial War Museum-Things to discuss

I hope you’ll appreciate that there are no photographs from the Holocaust Gallery of the Imperial War Museum London  to accompany this piece.  Partly it is the ruling from the Imperial War Museum and also because the images themselves are quite disturbing. The gallery was only recently revamped […]

Photography-Regent Canal London

Transport continues to evolve.  These are photographs I took while visiting Kings Cross, St Pancras.  The Regent Canal was started in 1812 after an act of Parliament and the first section opened in 1816 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regent%27s_Canal It will be 200 years old in 2020 see below for more details […]

Photography- Victorian Gothic

We have John Betjeman to thank for saving this St Pancras Station London a Grade 1 listed building-much more than just a station.  A recent visit confirmed – it is a priceless Victorian station/ no palace!- dedicated to the travelling public John Betjeman was the poet laureate and […]