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London 2010 – a set on Flickr

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I finally made a first pass through all my photos from our visit to London last year. There might be a few others, but I found and processed the most obvious “keepers”, in my estimation. If you have a few moments to spare, and want to see a large photo set of one of the most glorious cities in the world, you should click here to view London 2010 – a set on Flickr.

The slideshow version is here (Flash, and thus takes a moment to load).

I was thinking about London in comparison to Chicago. When I moved to Chicago from Austin, I was impressed and intrigued by the diversity and energy of the city. Austin is many things, but it isn’t a very old city, it isn’t really that big, nor overly walkable, and thus there isn’t much history to be discovered while strolling. I love to explore a place simply by walking, discovering beauty and decay partially by chance, partially by design.

London is an even larger multiple of this equation: a vibrant, diverse place with a rich mosaic of history woven into the fabric of the streets. I’ve been in London for less than two weeks, total,1 but it is easily one of my favorite cities. I could never really see myself living in Manhattan, for instance, but living in London would be grand.

A few photos for example:

Michelin-Tyre Co Ltd -Bibendum
Michelin-Tyre Co Ltd -Bibendum

Castles in the Night
Castles in the Night

Crouch Beds
Crouch Beds

Strollers, Green Park
Strollers, Green Park

Sooner or Later One Of Us Will Know
Sooner or Later One Of Us Will Know

Cowgirls on the Prowl in Piccadilly Circus
Cowgirls on the Prowl in Piccadilly Circus

Turn Approaching - TRI-X 400
Turn Approaching – TRI-X 400

Morning Smoke
Morning Smoke

Creative Review - Wardour Street
Creative Review – Wardour Street

Just Biking in the Rain
Just Biking in the Rain

Footnotes:
  1. last summer and in the mid 1990’s []

Written by Seth Anderson

November 1st, 2011 at 7:26 am

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