British Museum

by Helen Hooker January. 29, 2010 3413 views

I met up with my friend Sharon [webdzine.typepad.com] in London today for a spot of retail therapy and photography. Our first stop was Grays of Westminster where she bought a lovely Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Fortunately, as Grays only stock Nikon cameras and lenses I couldn??t be tempted to spend any money! From there we headed to the British Museum for a spot of lunch and some photography. We only had an hour or so before our trains home so we concentrated on the courtyard area with its Sir Norman Foster roof. There were countless interesting angles and lines to shoot and we had a great time exploring these at almost every possible focal length between us. These shots are my favourites from the trip ?? I can see I??ll be going back to take more when I??m in London again!

The stairs to the British Museum's reading room, now covered by Sir Norman Foster's fabulous roof.

Looking directly up one of the pillars. Sharon captured a funny shot of me in ridiculous contortions trying to take this shot!

I love the details carved into the Portland stone work

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James Coleman 7 years, 3 months ago

I love those shots, I haven't been there for years, perhaps I will make a trip back in the near future. The detail in the third pic is great

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Riyaz 7 years, 3 months ago

beautiful set! great abstracts! very interesting angles!

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Boszorka65 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful shots Helen.

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Eiram 7 years, 3 months ago

This is a great set..I would love to see one of the photos of you taking the photos:)))

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Sachiko 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice angles.

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Lynda 7 years, 3 months ago

You have taken some interesting almost abstract shots which you are so good at. When I looked at them I thought Stefan will like these and sure enough there he is above my comment!

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Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 3 months ago

I used to love this place as a kid. Thanks for showing it with your usual eye for detail and composition. As I used to live very close to the New Acropolis Museum, where some of the more notorious residents of the British are urged to go, I thought I'd plug my trip to it [url=http://www.photoblog.com/revenant/2009/06/25/the-new-acropolis-museum-corporate-kultura.html]here[/url]. Sorry for the plug. Even sorrier for the NAM, which has nothing of the grandeur and calm of the BM.

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Huiching 7 years, 3 months ago

Great view. very nice angles...

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Marsha 7 years, 3 months ago

Post full of great angles....very, very nice!!

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Simon Giles 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful shots - I love the perspective in #1

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Dorothe 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful details of that place!

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Paolo Martini 7 years, 3 months ago

woooow interesting set!

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