In passing

While the hairdresser beautified my wife, I walked around in our little town playing with my Nikon D750. I have had it for about a year, but I have still got a lot to learn about it. Among the things I tried was the manual setting. The last time I tried that was, with my Nikon D700, several years ago in London. It may well have been my imagination, but I could swear that I got better results that way. I set the camera back to aperture priority (my normal setting) and wandered about photographing streets, buildings and people. Close to the station I came across this scene. Back home I converted it to black and white and quite liked the result. At one stage I was very keen on street photography with people in the picture. NO MORE. I believe, that the photographer can tell strong and compelling stories about people by showing where they live or lived and the artefacts they have left behind. Still I liked this on, so I am sharing it here
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A cold day in Copenhagen

It was cold in Copenhagen the other day. The benches on the City Square were deserted, but the pigeons made good use of warm air from a ventilation shaft
Camera Nikon D750
Lens 50mm f 1.4

The Legal District

One morning we walked from our hotel to Russell Square along Southampton Row. At High Holborn we turned left, passing the beautiful “Half Timbered” Staple Inn, one of the few buildings that survived The Great Fire of London. In Chancery Lane we passed The London Silver Vaults. We have yet to explore that. From here we made our way to Lincoln’s Inn Fields. What a haven of tranquillity. Great expanses of lawns, Maple trees dropping their golden autumn leaves, imposing red brick buildings with windows and doors trimmed in sandstone and a singular lack of tourists. We passed entrance doors to Barristers offices with name boards of the occupants. There were a small number of Sirs, but mainly Mr. It seams to be a male dominated profession. From one place we could see The Old father Thames. We shall return there one day.

Cittie of Yorke

At one of our early trips to London we visited the old pub Cittie of Yorke on High Holborn.
Cittie of Yorke has Britain’s longest bar and private booths along one wall. These booths are often occupied by the legal professionals from the nearby Grey’s Inn. It is heated by a large triangular iron fireplace. The fireplace has no chimney but flues that run below the wooden floor. It was build in 1920, but there has been a pub on this site since 1430

In a London park

We love London and go there as often as we can. We are long past going to the tourist sights and now enjoy the parks and the London life in general. We visit our favourite restaurants and Cafes and generally watch life go by. We are often there in autumn when red and golden leaves decorate the parks. we enjoy passing the many institutions in Bloomsbury where our usual hotels is situated. I shall use the next few posts on London pictures