We have new year but this part of British capital is very lively, as usual. This time I’m with a man which speech is about Jesus and his role in our lives and current world.
Indeed it’s hard to not agree with him and his ideas. He is very active in his approach how to persuade to others his opinions.
Please don’t think
…he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! That man is every good observer and he also advised to me, what Jesus thinks about photography. Please don’t think, I’m mocking up from him but I really appreciate his open-minded approach to the surrounding world.
From visual point of view, that man is interesting but also his personality makes this town very colourful. I don’t have to agree with all his opinions but I do not judge his opinions as well. That’s one and only place in the world where everyone can perform a speech about anything he/she wants.
Hyde Park Corner Speaker
…is very lively man. He tries to persuade all his opinions to everyone who came to this place tempted by the gathered crowd.
Summing up, if you’re looking for some kind of relax and you’re eager to listen different opinions feel free to come and listen or even discuss with those guys. I personally really appreciate that I can do that as I’ve been reading about this place for years and now on….I can come here.
Due that I have a “problem” with taking pictures of sitting or flying around, walking or whatever else these animals do, I wanted to show you a few pictures which I took one day just before going to work. Pigeons are sitting every day on the roof of the building and due it is a very foggy and misty day I wanted to catch them.
…are very sensitive and it’s not easy to get close to them. I’m moving very slowly to capture them. Pigeons likes to sit on the roof a watch the world from the distance.
Some of them flew away
..but not all of them fortunately 😉
This one for instance
..does have very courage and allowed me to come very close. Pigeons are very nice animals if you like them as I do. It’s not easy to catch them but it’s worth to try!
all flew away… End of story 🙂 Pigeons on the roof – nice beginning of the day and pretty pictures.
is one of the good things which can happen. One day we haven’t nothing better to do so we’ve decided to go out. Due the light was good I wanted to take a picture of the place all these things started…cheap hotel which is very old and theoretically is conducting refurbishment in it, but I think is very likely it will be demolished. As you can see above it won’t take long until the building will collapse by itself.
We’ve decided to see what’s new in Hyde Park. Feeding pigeons was the option but they were very “active” to not say – aggressive. This was early morning which can explain this behaviour.
“Indian Golden Jubilee Bench”
– this inscription has been engraved on the bench. In Hyde Park there are lots of such benches and each means something or was put there for a reason. I try to find one which has engraved a dedication from husband to his wife which passed away…
In Notting Hill there’s an office building
which is constantly in offer as a office space for rent. The building is rather in poor condition and probably will take some time yet to rent it…
covered the whole sky.I don’t know clouds names by were beautiful and really worth to take pictures. The air became very wet and was very windy. This was caused by the changing weather which gave me the opportunity to go out and in my very close neighbourhood take some good photographs of the sky. As you can see below I have took a few good ones I think. This period of the year with pretty good angle of the sun in mornings & evenings gives good light as you can see on this opening picture of old window frames with broken glass.
This plane looks great in the cloudy background. I have took a few pictures until this a bit lighter part of the clouds (unfortunately clouds names I don’t know…) has come up with the plane in the front. I took it from my sitting room so I did’t even got wet 🙂 Cloud formation is impressive so I am happy I took them!
The other story is related to this picture. I was completely soaked while I have took it. But I think it was worth to got wet. If you would like to do similar pictures to mine I can give you small advise – take a small umbrella with you! It is much convenient and better for your camera 🙂
And final thought. These days when good quality telephoto lens isn’t very expensive I recommend to buy one along with monopod similar to that one from Manfrotto. This will give you much more possibilities to play with clouds and of course you can use it for other purposes (birds, sport and many more).
Chelsea Fire Brigade has an office on King’s Road in Chelsea. This is very good brigade professionally prepared for actioning when needed. That day I was intrigued by their red doors which came up in the front of me. I wouldn’t to not take a picture, of course.
On the opposite side of the street there’s a small junction which is very busy and towards down to the Thames River. Fire Brigade very often must cross the river so I will try to catch them while crossing, though. Fire Station is very important organisation in Chelsea and surrounding districts. Maybe sometimes those areas are noisy but definitely those guys will come in minutes when needed.
This picture I have taken in London but similar stations are all over the world and all of those guys are ready to help regardless of time of the day. Please keep in touch – I will update with more pictures as this project I do not treat as finished.
I met three guys from Sweden. I suppose they came to London as a tourists. I took them a few pictures – two of them you can find below as the rest are not ready yet 😉 I will publish them in coming few days!
Today weather isn’t good here. Is rather cold and wet. This is good weather for picture lovers which I am. Below something from today – flowers which were thrown out and then picked up by a street cleaner… What can be better? Second life for them, isn’t it? Maybe even better, I think.
05 March – Old Cadillac, building and something for cyclists
Today was very good photographic day. I have took some good (I hope) pictures and one of them you can find below. The rest of them I will put into Galleries soon. This car I’ve found in the London’s City. The car was parked behind the fence and seemed (thankfully) to be not “forgotten” which is great and I like when people use such machines on daily basis, really.
I also like different view of ordinary elements of surroundings. This time I’ve just moved my head up and bum! I saw this below….
…and last picture today – my favourite one. I like this contrast and elements combined together. If you too just share it with your friends.
25 February – The Photographer’s Gallery in London
Today we have visited this gallery to see some pictures Saul Leiter and Rosangela Renno in London based gallery. Peter’s pictures were good… but presentation of diapositives of Rosangela’s work work was amazingly prepared. Take a look here to see what I mean.
Here is only one picture of what we’ve seen there…
In Notting Hill are many interesting places. You can find here an old buildings but also other kind of old buildings which are rather regular blocks and might not be so “fancy” as previous ones. But are still interesting is some respects….The key to find them interesting is point of view!
Cooking on Portobello Market where you can find many dinner ideas, vegetarian food and it is for sure the best place to eat in the area. Portobello Road is famous not only from its market of historic things available for selling but also from its wide cuisines which came here with immigrants from many countries. This makes this place much more valuable than typical markets because this is one of the most cosmopolitan place in London.
Don’t forget! Here are many different things to buy or only to look at. This is very interesting place for tourists so why not to come and feel it?
This is my Valentine’s gift which was given to me by my girlfriend. She made especially for me this beautiful vinyl bookshelf which will act also as a TV unit but just until I…..will fulfil this whole area in the bottom by vinyls 🙂 It won’t take long I think. More pictures you can find here.