Creature of Habit

So it turns out I took a picture of the same thing a year apart. That’s me – creature of habit to the point of clock work.

Here we have the Lord Mayor’s State Coach from the outside of the Museum of London on March 30th, 2014

And here it is, from the inside of the Museum of London on March 30th, 2013

Ok ok, so I’m taking the photo from the outside this year. I was at the Museum the day before though, so sort of counts.

Daily Photo Digest: Week 5

Blimey the weeks are starting to whiz past now that we’re in the grand old month of February. I was quite active with my camera this past week including a few shots related to some aniversaries.

Docklands Walk, Rotherhithe
Sunday: going for a walk along the Thames in Rotherhithe after finishing up my volunteering gig for the day at the Brunel Museum. (iPhone)


St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden
Monday: The back portico of St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. I wanted to get a shot of this for my dad as it’s a key location in a book we both read recently (a re-read for me). (iPhone)


Euston Road Rose
Tuesday: Someone’s attached this black rose to a pillar by one of the pedestrian crossings at Euston circus. I’m not sure what it was made of but the detail was far better than what my iPhone picked up. (iPhone)


Dusk at Waterloo East
Wednesday: Dusk at Waterloo East Station. The evenings are starting to get brighter and brighter. (iPhone)


Rush Hour at Liverpool Street Station
Thursday: The first aniversary + photo this week. This one marks the opening of Liverpool Street Station on February 2nd, 1874. Though the station looked a lot different then. (camera)


Theatre Royal Haymarket
Friday: The Theatre Royal Haymarket, where on February 3rd 1794 20 people were killed in a crowd to see King George III. (camera)


Curiosity, Westferry DLR Station
Saturday: Some curiosity at Westferry DLR station. Oh yes, I scored the front seat 😀


Bonus Photo! It snowed Saturday evening! Exclamation!

The Thames Looking East

Daily Photo Digest: Week 4

Had a near miss this week, once again on Wednesday. What is it about Wednesday? At least I remembered before I was about to fall asleep and managed to photograph something around the house. Without further ado…

Building Layers, Tower Hill
Sunday: This was the shot I took my camera out for last Sunday, only to see there was no memory card in my camera. What a horrible feeling. So this was taken with the ol’ iPhone. At least it still conveys the point: that there is a lot of building layers in that one area, from the Roman wall to the Gherkin. (iPhone)


Trafalgar Square Sun
Monday: I read that morning after waking up about there being an artificial sun in Trafalgar Square for the day. I was a bit disappointed to find out it was a promo stunt for Tropicana orange juice, but it was still pretty cool nevertheless. The square being bathed in orange light in the evening was quite odd but lovely. (Camera)


BT Tower, Charlotte Street
Tuesday: There was a bit of a fog in the air on my walk from Euston Road to Charing Cross Station Tuesday evening and I was determined to get some sort of shot of the BT Tower in it. This is the one I liked the best. (iPhone)


Rice Cooker Face
Wednesday: An example of seeking out something to shoot. After forgetting to get a shot all day, I thought I’d take one of the face on my new rice cooker. Incidentally, I really dig my new rice cooker. It steams veggies as well. And looks like a sort of surprised ninja. (Camera)


Super Mario Kart Tournament, Nintendisco
Thursday: A shot from Nintendisco at 93 Feet East in Brick Lane. I finally got around to going to one of their events and had a great time. I also ended up winning the Super Mario World level 1-1 speed run tournament, woo hoo! It was an attempt to break the current world record time of 35-some seconds. My best run was 37.86 seconds. I may work on that just to see if I can whittle that down by a few seconds. This was from the Super Mario Kart tournament. I also met the chap who is the speed record holder for the PAL and NTSC versions of Super Mario Kart. (Camera)


Crossrail cranes and Centre Point
Friday: Crossrail crans and Centre Point. It was a stunner of a day so I went for a good wander at lunch time. I really like how this iPhone shot turned out with the top being darker than the bottom. It’s probably just from it not being able to handle the dramatic light, but it looks like a neat effect. (iPhone)


Paddington Basin
Saturday: The Bakerloo line past Paddington is no longer an area of complete mystery for me. There were loads of free walking tours going on this weekend by Walk London and I went along to one in Little Venice aka Maida Vale. This here is Paddington Basin.

Daily Photo Digest: Week 3

Three weeks in and I miss my first day. Wednesday was a bit of a hectic one and I don’t even recall much of it. I realised I didn’t take a photo when I was about to fall asleep, so a little too late. On Sunday I went for  wander around Tower Hill, mainly to go see All Hallows by the Tower. I fired up my camera and saw those three terrible words: No Memory Card. D’oh! Ah well, gives me a reason to go back again. Without further ado, here’s the last week…

Jubilee Line Dog
Sunday: I’m not usually one for dogs, but this guy was just so well behaved and happy looking I had to grab a snap. Was a quiet Sunday morning on the Jubilee Line. (iPhone)


Central Saint Giles, Bucknall Street
Monday: The Central St. Giles buildings taken from Bucknall Street during a lunch time stroll. This complex of recent multi-coloured buildings stands on the area that was once one of London’s first slums. (iPhone)


Market Carts, Camden
Tuesday: Market carts at Inverness Street market in Camden. (iPhone)


Wednesday: In lieu of a daily photo, here is a cat playing guitar.


Turnpin Lane, Greenwich
Thursday: Looking down Turnpin Lane towards St. Alfege, Greenwich. This is a neat alley way that runs between market buildings. (iPhone)


Post work pool, Kings Cross
Friday: Some post-work pool to celebrate a work mate’s birthday. We started out on a smaller, UK sized table and then moved up to the American sized one pictured. We all reckoned is was silly big. Oh and I won three games. (iPhone)


Rogers, Deptford
Saturday: Every time I go to Deptford, I think to myself that I should go to Deptford more often. Went for a walk through the market on Saturday where I scored some Gameboy games. I spotted this shot and shop just past Tanners Hill. I’m not sure what the shop is/used to be as right now it seems filled with mostly old paint, hardware and cards advertising mobile phone SIMs. Plus I figured my dad would get a kick out of the name of the place. (proper camera)