Looking down on London

by Helen Hooker January. 13, 2020 487 views
Looking through a gap in the Connaught Bridge

Looking through a gap in the Connaught Bridge

Today I was able to join some of my camera club friends for a photographic jaunt to London – superbly organised by Nick. With a carefully planned timetable we started off at the Royal Victoria Dock and I caught some photos from the heights of the Connaught Bridge. I found something very photogenic about the old cranes and ended up including them in far too many pictures. You’ll be pleased to know I’ve only chosen the very best ones to share here!

The derelict Millennium Mills building

The derelict Millennium Mills building

The dockyard cranes with the O2 Arena in the background

The dockyard cranes with the O2 Arena in the background

After circumnavigating the dock we then caught the cable car across the River Thames. With blustery winds it was the wobbliest crossing I’ve ever made, but fortunately the cabin was just about steady enough to catch some of the airborne views as we made our way across to the O2 Arena.

Looking down on the O2 Arena from the cable car

Looking down on the O2 Arena from the cable car

Some of the architectural lines I found on the northern side of the Thames

Some of the architectural lines I found on the northern side of the Thames

Back on firm ground, we headed back into town, ending up near London Bridge, from where we strolled along the south bank of the Thames to a pub where we ended the day with dinner. On this last stretch of the walk I found myself focusing more on street photography, looking to include the characters I saw in my pictures.

Bicycle shadows

Bicycle shadows

A shadowy figure lurks at the end of a dark street

A shadowy figure lurks at the end of a dark street

13 January 2020

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful series! Unique subjects, creative compositions, fascinating variety and clarity~+1

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Buster Bruce 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I spent some fun evenings at the O2- enjoyable images Helen

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Don Baird 2 months, 3 weeks ago

There are some cities that I look down on, but London isn't one of them.smile

2 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Liz Happer 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Excellent selection smile

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