London

London calling

At the beginning

A small introduction

A few years back, I went by myself visiting London. In need of new horizons and real holidays ! Tickets bought, suitcase ready, one last very important stuff to check… The choice of my camera and the lenses. You can be used to travel, this question always arises. It is useless to think that it will be easy, it will be for sure a matter of doubt ! Should I only  take  with me a 50mm or should I also carry a wide angle lens ? Guess what I did ? I took both, without any regret, because London is a city so intense that you will need a good camera gear, or you will for sure miss something !

 
night Thames
The Thames by night
fog building
Fog & Blackfriars building
along the thames
Street along the Thames

So I started to discover London after arriving late in the afternoon. I checked in my hotel room, took my camera bag and without planning anything, I went outside walking in the Blackfriars area. Walked a bit next to the Thames by night. The streets were  already calling for me, for me to explore London.

I was a bit unconfident at the beginning. I did not know where to start. So I headed in Bankside and Blackfriars.

London downtown

The heart of the city

You want to know what kind of music you can listen to while walking in the night ?
Well… What about “London Ride” by Synapson ?

The vault
The vault
Snog ice cream
It is really pleasant and relaxing to walk on the pavement next to the Thames. During summer, let’s be honest. Because this place is out of the time. You have a lot of cool things to do. You want stop 5 minutes ? Just look at the boats that traverse the river. Then turn yourself and watch skaters and riders having fun riding the city. Continue a few metters away, have an ice cream at Snogs. Start again your walk, you can see people working out and other ones doing yoga !

Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus
M&Ms flag
M&Ms flag
You probably noticed that I took a lot of photos by night, right ? Yep, I cannot really explain that. I was in London for 3 days. I visited this place during day and night. At night the lights change completely the face of the streets. London bridge, the Millenium bridge and all other buildings are different. Like if they were showing you a second face.
London Riverside

Covent garden
Covent garden
The shard
The shard
Broken water pipe
Broken water pipe

The shard black and white
The shard black and white

Camden

For me this place is a city inside the city. Camden is the kind of area where you feel amazed by the richness of cultures. You can eat here hundred of different foods, you can discover a wide amount of artists who are exposing their creations. Wherever you look, there is something to see, touch, enjoy.

Impossible to pass in Camden without seeing the entrance (and maybe inside 😉 ) the Cyberdog shop. Prout of its two by cybermen in front of the door.

And don’t forget to turn around the bridge of Camden lock !

Camden town
Camden town
Cyberdog shop
Cyberdog shop
Camdem lock
Camdem lock

La City

At the heart of the financial district
La city buildings
La city buildings
Double-decker bus
Double-decker bus
La city from the other side
La city from the other side
 

People of London

Londoners, such kind and friendly people
London pub
London pub
I was totally surprised when I first met the people of the London streets. They are most of the time very nice and very friendly. The next photo that you can see was taken after visiting Camden town. I was walking back downtown, when I looked inside a coffee. Two ladies were drinking something, I waved them, they replied me with a sincere smile and told me that it was ok to take a picture. It is maybe not the best I took, but the story is cool enough to share it with you. Simply because they were happy probably.
Coffee drinkers

The end

The end !

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