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You can never tire of London…

“Why Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London” said Mr Johnson. And what goes for 1777 still stands for 2018. A fascinating city, even on a bitterly cold February evening outing with the camera club. The best was Tate Modern, full of vibrancy, youth, music, art and installations late into the evening. I could have spent hours there snapping away, agreeing with Mr Johnson’s dictum… “No Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life…”

 

 

 

 


Tired of life? Nah… this is London!

“Why, Sir, 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.” So said Samuel Johnson, back in 1777. And whilst Johnson may have been thinking about the gentlemen’s clubs where he could find witty discourse, I thought I would content myself with some of the views of this famous city.

The classic shot

A cold December evening is a good time for a photographic wander down the Thames. Thank heavens for the gloves and the hat, though, it was bitter!

Blue is the colour, blue the temperature

Cold wintry nights can be magical though – especially in lovely cities. Here, on the river, is a German winter market in the middle of London. Glühwein and Bratwurst, warming for the hands and stomach, and a beautiful carousel. London is a great European city, whatever our bl€£dy politicians say!

These pics all came from a 4 hour walk down the river, courtesy of a photography tour guide (let me know if you want details!). What a great way to see the sights.

Big Ben in the Eye

20s exposure to blur the water

Ancient and Modern

And we finish up at Tower Bridge with London buses whizzing along. Tired of London? Never…, you might as well be tired of life!

Traffic trails on Tower Bridge