notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2012-05-03

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photo 03:36:39
The Millennium Bridge by Sandra Lousada.
The picture of the blade of light spanning the Thames has become something of a cliché, bit the angle here (from a part of Tate Modern that many people don’t get to, I think) and - particularly - the use of movement definitely help to make this stand out a little.

The Millennium Bridge by Sandra Lousada.

The picture of the blade of light spanning the Thames has become something of a cliché, bit the angle here (from a part of Tate Modern that many people don’t get to, I think) and - particularly - the use of movement definitely help to make this stand out a little.

2012-02-28

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photo 11:21:05
Cathedral Commission (London) by Simon Gane (via)
It’s not my usual sort of thing, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

Cathedral Commission (London) by Simon Gane (via)

It’s not my usual sort of thing, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

2010-12-29

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photo 19:32:15
One of the iconic images of the Second World War, taken during the bombing of London on the night of the 29th of December, 1940: St Paul’s Cathedral, silhouetted by searchlights during one of the worst nights of the Blitz. Photograph by Harry Shepherd.

One of the iconic images of the Second World War, taken during the bombing of London on the night of the 29th of December, 1940: St Paul’s Cathedral, silhouetted by searchlights during one of the worst nights of the Blitz. Photograph by Harry Shepherd.

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photo 18:01:00
St Paul’s Cathedral, seen over the smoke of fires during the Blitz in London, in December 1940.
Taken from the BBC News slideshow of photographs from the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, in September this year.

St Paul’s Cathedral, seen over the smoke of fires during the Blitz in London, in December 1940.

Taken from the BBC News slideshow of photographs from the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, in September this year.

2010-09-11

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photo 23:35:06
The Proud City- Arabic version, again by Walter E Spradbery, in 1944. The London Transport Museum poster collection also has the English version and the source watercolour.

The Proud City- Arabic version, again by Walter E Spradbery, in 1944. The London Transport Museum poster collection also has the English version and the source watercolour.

2009-07-23

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photo 11:37:20
London skyline during new building boom from Life magazine, 1963, by Ralph Crane.
In the foreground are the New Change Buildings, “an office complex at the heart of the City, built at a time of great innovation, [which] managed to ignore all notions of modernism, of lightness and of structural honesty”. It was demolished two years ago and is currently a large building site.
In the background, to the left, you can see the Route 11 / London Wall office tower cluster, including Royex House (since demolished) and City Tower (since reclad).
This is almost certainly taken from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, so it should be possible to more or less recreate this shot (although you’d be unlikely to get the same amount of visible smog now, and you’ll have to wait until midwinter to get the same lighting conditions when the dome’s publicly accessible.

London skyline during new building boom from Life magazine, 1963, by Ralph Crane.

In the foreground are the New Change Buildings, “an office complex at the heart of the City, built at a time of great innovation, [which] managed to ignore all notions of modernism, of lightness and of structural honesty”. It was demolished two years ago and is currently a large building site.

In the background, to the left, you can see the Route 11 / London Wall office tower cluster, including Royex House (since demolished) and City Tower (since reclad).

This is almost certainly taken from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, so it should be possible to more or less recreate this shot (although you’d be unlikely to get the same amount of visible smog now, and you’ll have to wait until midwinter to get the same lighting conditions when the dome’s publicly accessible.

2009-04-04

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photo 19:40:00
Protests at the G20 summit - The Big Picture
Well, at least London still looks pretty at sunset.
Also good:

I should look at Thursday’s front pages to see if there’s a news photo that sums up the protests, actually…

Protests at the G20 summit - The Big Picture

Well, at least London still looks pretty at sunset.

Also good:

I should look at Thursday’s front pages to see if there’s a news photo that sums up the protests, actually…

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