Colors of London – Photo Blog

I visited London for a creative writing course last October. This was my second time around but this time it was different. I wasn’t freezing so I could go out more and this time I had some local company. I am not much of a lone explorer, the streets confuse me and half the time I am just looking at maps to figure out which direction I am headed :). So I was really grateful that there was somebody to show me around and thankfully my friend who came down from Manchester hadn’t explored London as much either.

Luckily for me, my friend and I don’t like doing the touristy things too much and so both of us decided to explore the streets, aimlessly wandering about and soaking in the colors of London. And did I get some great shots (I am sure a lot of the serious photo bloggers would disagree but they do capture some great views with my half decent mobile camera and this app called CandyCam). The photos have not been edited at all except for the filters that the app provides.

So here are some moments capturing the dichotomy that is London.

The Bustling Streets Vs. the Peaceful Streets Elsewhere

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Somewhere in the Streets
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From a Bus
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Close to Piccadilly Circus
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Yoda Floating – Somewhere in the Midst of Everything
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Colors and Peace
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Street Art – Playing the Sword

The Old Vs. the New

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The Anchor – Since 1615
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Borough Market – 1002 Years Old
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Somewhere on the Thames
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The New Shops and Posters
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Old Streets with New Life – NFL 2015
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The Old Architecture with New Looks

The Historical Vs. the Modern

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London Bridge – Not falling yet
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Big Ben – 1859
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Tower of London – Kohinoor is kept here
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The Shard – Opened in 2013
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Modern Advertising
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Millennium Bridge – Opened in 2010

The Pale Days Vs. the Shiny Nights

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Cloudy Day – Dull and Grey
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The Iconic Postbox against a Dull Sky
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The Quiet Spice Shop
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Evening Hues
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Bright Shiny Lights – The London Eye

Its amazing to see how different parts of the city have their own personality, their own spirit. And I am glad I was able to see that the best way possible – walking and some of it through the iconic London double-deck buses.

Here is one panoramic view I captured on the phone near the London Bridge which shows the expanse of it all.

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London – Panoramic View

Hope you enjoyed these photos.

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