Sunday, 1 July 2012

London Beckons: The City In Pictures

You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford. ~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

(The above two phtos are by Mister Joe [Joe L] ~ July 18, 2009)

Big Ben at night
(Photo by James Chan "JC Inspiration" ~ September 15, 2010)

Buckingham Palace Guard Lamps
(Photo by gadgetdude ~ September 9, 2009)

The Victoria Memorial
(Photo by antony_mayfield ~ January 26, 2012)

 Above left & right, Nike ~ The Victoria Memorial

Figures from the Victoria Memorial

Athena's Shield ~ Hyde Park

The two photos above, Albert Memorial ~ Hyde Park

Queen Boudicca

A figure of War

 Above left, Big Ben | Above right, an unidentified church in London

 Royal Albert Hall

 Gracechurch Street

Trinity Square

The above two photos, Westminster Abbey

 The Ten Christian Martyrs ~ Westminster Abbey

The Guild Church of St. Dunstan-in-the-West

The above two photos, Queen Anne
(The above twenty photos are all by Zyllan ~ 2009 & 2010)

(Photo by dogfrog [Matt Batchelor] ~ December 29, 2009)

(Photo by Aitor Escauriaza ~ August 11, 2008)

(Photo by bobaliciouslondon [Bob Bob] ~ September 17, 2011)

The Gherkin

The Houses of Parliament

Lloyd's of London Building

Trafalgar Square

The Underground

The above two photos, West Indian Quay

Canary Wharf

Above left & right, Canary Wharf

 Above left, The British Museum | Above right, Palm House ~ Kew Gardens


Millennium Bridge
(The above fourteen photos are by neiljs [NJ Spicer] ~ September 2008, May 2009 & January 2010)

Millennium Bridge
(Photo by gustaffo89 [Angus MacRae] ~ June 28, 2010)

Above left, Crutched Friars ~ Tower Hill | Above right, Palace of Westminster
(The above two photos are by Duncan~ [Duncan Harris] ~ October 26 & 29, 2011)

Broadgate Tower
(Photo by matteo caprari ~ August 8, 2008)

Near London Bridge Station
(by [Heather Buckley] ~ July 24, 2010)

 The above five photos, Marylebone Car Park
(The above five photos are by traceyp3031 [Tracey P] ~ January 17 & 20, 2009)

Natural History Museum
(Photo by Ben Fredericson (xjrlokix) ~ July 22, 2008)

The above two photos, St. Pancras International
(The above two photos are by Chris_J [Chris Jones] ~ March 18, 2009)

Paddington Staion
(Photo by lilivanili [Lily] ~ August 29, 2008)

Canary Wharf

Greenhouse ~ Kew Gardens

The above two photos,  Paddington Station

King's Cross Railway Station

Victoria Station

Turbine Hall ~ Tate Modern

London Bridge ~ Borough Market

Waterloo Station

Big Ben & Chain

Tower Bridge

Eros ~ Piccadilly Circus

Victoria Regina Imperatrix
(Queen Victoria, enthroned in imperial splendour)
The above two photos, The Victoria Memorial

St. Paul's Cathedral

Wellington Arch

The three photos above, America, Albert Memorial ~ Hyde Park

 The above two photos, The Crimean War Memorial

Above left, City of London | Above right, a small alleyway

Sphinx ~ Crystal Palace

The above four photos, Nunhead Cemetery

Brompton Cemetery

Here Was A Royal Fellowship of Death ~ Artillery Memorial

Waterloo Station

Victoria & Albert Museum

Southwark Cathedral

 Above left, The National Gallery ~ Trafalgar Square | Above right, The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin ~ Westminster

 Above left, The Tate | Above right, Horse Guard Parade Dragon Cannon

St. James's Park ~ Westminster

Above left, Buckingham Palace | Above right, The National Gallery

Queen's House ~ Greenwich

The above two photos, Old Royal Naval College

Above left, Victoria & Albert Museum subway station entrance ~ Kensington & Chelsea | Above right ~ Chelsea Bridge

Waterloo Bridge ~ South Bank

Millennium Bridge

Window cleaners ~ Canary Wharf

42 Francis Street ~ Cardinal Place  

Victoria Street ~ Cardinal Place

 Above left, Centre Point | Above right, Greenwich

A building in the district of Victoria ~ Central London

An unidentified building

Pimlico School

The Seven Ages of Man ~ Baynard House

The Gherkin

Opposites ~ Covent Garden

Millennium Dome

BT Tower ~ 60 Cleveland Street

King's Cross Underground

The above three photos, Golden Jubilee Bridge
(The above sixty-six photos are all by C. G. P. Grey [Colin Grey] ~ 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2010)

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Underpass ~ Blackfriars

The above two  photos, The Natural History Museum
(The above nine photos are by Rocker_44 [Pete] ~ 2009, 2010 & 2011)

Buckingham Palace
(Photo by erin & camera ~ January 22, 2009)

A construction platform in the Thames near Tower Bridge

 Covent Garden Market

Buildings on the River Thames seen from King William Street

Pergola ~ Hampstead Heath

Vauxhall Bridge
(The eight photos above are by wwarby [William Warby] ~ 2009, 2010 & 2012)

The above two photos, Palm House ~ Kew Gardens
(The above two photos are by fussy onion [Rachel D] ~ April 2, 2011)

Tulip Staircase ~ Cubitt Town, London
(Photo by ahisgett [Tony Hisgett] ~ August 2, 2008)

(The above three photos are by StewC [Stewart Chambers] ~ January 6, February 8 & March 1, 2012)

Lloyd's of London Building

The National Provincial Bank of England

Bank Station
(The above seven photos are by Britanglishman [Graham Dean] ~ September 18, 2011)

Chelsea Embankment
(Photo by spjwebster [Steve Webster] ~ March 2, 2009)

Piccadilly Circus

Regent Street
(The above two photos are by Matthias Rhomberg ~ March 6, 2009)

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
(Photo by p a t c [Pat] ~ October 17, 2010)

London at night
(The above two photos are by (Patch) ~ October 23, 2010)

Above left, 30 St. Mary Axe | Above right, Butler's Wharf
(The two photos above are by keepwaddling1 [Geoff Wong] ~ July 17, 2009)

A glimpse of St. Paul's Cathedral

8 Postman's Park

(The above four photos are by Stewart Black ~ April 16, 2011)

(The above two photos are by Josethius ~ March 23, 2011)

Westfield Shopping Centre
(Photo by Ben124. [Berit] ~ March 17, 2012)

Thames Barrier
(Photo by Russell C ~ May 21, 2006)

(Photo by Matthew Paul Gray ~ October 9, 2010)

(The above two photos are by  wedgemondo ~ April 1 & 29, 2009)

Sculpture over a doorway, formerly the Royal Insurance Building ~ 2 Lombard Street
(Photo by CBArreton ~ February 5, 2011)

(Photo by SPakhrin ~ November 14, 2005)
The above one-hundred-&-seventy-four images are all courtesy of:

Views of Big Ben

Tower Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral seen from the River Thames

The above four photos, St. Paul's Cathedral

The above four photos, Piccadilly Circus

Leadenhall Market

Palace of Westminster

The above four photos, Westminster Abbey

Above left, Lion Rampant | Above right, The Royal Courts of Justice

 Above left, The Bank of England | Above right, London City Hall

The above four photos, London Eye

Millennium Bridge

The National Gallery

 Above left, The National Gallery | Above right, Trafalgar Square

Royal Albert Hall

 Covent Garden & Covent Garden Underground station

Fleet Street

 The iconic Red Telephone Box

Above left, corner of Burlington Gardens & Savile Row, W1 | Above right, the old library, St. John's College ~ Cambridge

Above two photos, James Henry Greathead's statue, Cornhill ~ City of London 

Above left, The Gresham's Grasshopper ~ Lombard Street | Above right, Pret A Manger

Hen & Chicken Court, EC4

 Above left, EIIR Post Office mailbox | Above right, Battersea Power Station

Shard of Glass ~ London Bridge

A foggy day in London

Above left, Hammersmith Bridge | Above right, Albert Memorial ~ Hyde Park

St Patrick's Day Parade

Victory ~ The Victoria Memorial

The Royal Guard

Royal Wedding ~ April 29th, 2011
The above sixty-five photographs are all by Nobuyuki Tgauchi
The above sixty-five images are courtesy of:

(Photo by gadgetdude ~ September 9, 2009)
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Suggested readings:

London (1997), by John Russell: Abradale/Abrams

Restoration London: Everyday Life In London 1660-1670 (1997), by Liza Picard: Phoenix

London: A Social History (1998), by Roy Porter: Harvard University Press

The City of London Churches: A Pictorial Rediscovery (1998), by Derek Kendall & Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England): Collins & Brown

The London Stock Exchange: A History (2001), by Ranald C. Michie: Oxford University Press

Artists' London: Holbein to Hirst (2001), by Kit Wedd, Lucy Peltz & Catherine Ross: Merrell

Public Sculpture of the City of London (2003), by Philip Ward-Jackson: Liverpool University Press

'A More Beautiufl City': Robert Hooke and the Rebuilding of London after the Great Fire (2003), by Michael Cooper: Sutton

Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life In Elizabethan London (2005), by Liza Picard: St. Martin's Press

London: A Pilgrimage (2005), by Blanchard Jerrold, Gustave Doré & Peter Ackroyd: Anthem Press

Victorian London: The Tale of A City, 1840 to 1870 (2006), by Liza Picard: St. Martin's Press

Secret London (2006), by Andrew Duncan: New Holland Publishers

Cordwainers: Shoemakers of the City of London (2008), by Clive Willcocks: Worth

London: A Biography (2009), by Peter Ackroyd: Random House Digital, Inc.

Modern History of the City of London (2009), by Philip Norman & Charles Welch: BiblioBazaar

The City: Life In Victorian England (2010), by Virginia Schomp: Marshall Cavendish

London Was Ours: Diaries and Memoirs of the London Blitz (2011), by Amy Helen Bell: I.B.Tauris

The City of London: Architectural Tradition & Innovation in the Square Mile (2011), by Nicholas Kenyon & Michael
Hall: Thames & Hudson

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