I’m going back in time for my first two blogs. Back in time to the ‘lockdown’ summer of 2020 when I drove around central London taking photos of big things from empty streets. If you’re reading this in 2120 and wondering why London is so deserted all I can say is, look at the history books! More images of Lockdown London in Part 1.
Abbey Road Studios and zebra crossing: 51st anniversary of the Beatles photo shoot (8th August 1969). Where is everybody?
The Gherkin and Church of St. Andrew Undershaft: Neo-futurist in the background, perpendicular gothic in the foreground.
NW London vista: Through the trees and over the city and finding the Shard, BT Tower and Boomerang.
Natural History Museum: Perfect neo-Romanesque symmetry.
The Shard: The view from the middle of an empty Southwark Street.
River Thames foreshore: From Shakespeare’s Globe across the River Thames; Southwark Bridge and Vintners Hall in the foreground looking towards the City of London with views of the Walkie Talkie, the Scalpel and the Cheesegrater.
Waterloo Bridge: Another Thames view looking downriver towards the City of London.
Roupell Street, Waterloo: I think I took this one in 1975 (nope, it’s Lockdown).
Westminster Abbey: The most famous royal church in the world.
Graham’s book (below): on Amazon OR signed copies can be ordered when booking tours
The architecture and landscapes of London are unrivalled and the perfect material to inspire any keen photographer. On this private London tour your guide knows all the best spots for the most amazing shots.
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