Walking Through London

All calm in London, I assume

There was all that media stuff about a month ago… and I know we have many people here that are from London. I guess they would be good people to ask how things are there… I assume the media scared a lot of people and whatnot…but I wondered what the current situation was like.

Daily Photo – Walking Through London

There are many nice things to see and do all over… It’s one of those cities that when you’re doing one thing — you’re pretty sure that you are missing something else! And it’s that same way with this fleeting sunset… the light was great almost everywhere… and I did run around quite a bit to see how many compositions I could squeeze into the fleeting time. My friend Scott Kublin was with me, running up and down the other side of the street while I was on this one.

Walking Through LondonThere are many nice things to see and do all over... It's one of those cities that when you're doing one thing -- you're pretty sure that you are missing something else! And it's that same way with this fleeting sunset... the light was great almost everywhere... and I did run around quite a bit to see how many compositions I could squeeze into the fleeting time. My friend Scott Kublin was with me, running up and down the other side of the street while I was on this one.- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of this entry here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

  • Susan

    Wonderful photo Trey – love the red booths – that can’t be Harrod’s in the distance? Probably not as I remember it being more congested with buildings when I was there so long ago – has the same look about it though!

  • Dustin Kunkel

    My sister is going to school there and I want to visit very badly. She’s been trying to get me to come for about six months and take some photos for her while I’m there. I hope to visit her soon and see that great city.

  • bryan

    Hey trey. Have you ever come up to Manchester or Liverpool when you’ve been to England? There’s loads to do and see and you’ll get a whole different perspective of what’s going on over here.

  • George

    Thanks for showing me a bit of London. I’ve never seen London except to change planes at Heathrow. Never seemed to have time to stop over. Great shot of the red phone booths. Don’t imagine they get much use anymore with everyone carrying around cell phones. I see on the right the Trocadero. Don’t know what kind of a place it is in London, but in Philadelphia many years ago the Trocadero was a strip show joint.

  • Hi Trey!

    London is all calmed down by now. All that happened in the riots is forgotten, business opened up again and life went back to the usual pre-olympic chaos that we are used to have around here.

    @Susan: At the distance you can spot Piccadilly Circus, Harrods is about one mile further down the road. The building that you can see there used to be the Virgin Store at the beginning of Regents St, now reconverted into some fancy brand clothes store.

  • Beautiful!! My GF and I just bought tickets to go to London for Thanksgiving! Anyone have any must see places in the city that wouldn’t be obvious? We’re so excited!

  • Calm until next time seems to be the trend right around the globe.When things get tough people take the law into there own hands, sad to say but its the world we live in and cope-rate greed that changes things. But I’m only here to give you the best possible comment on your work not to judge the world thats not my job.Love the bright telephone box’s we had them in South Africa as we were the Union of South Africa in the early days,like the horse statues and old building in back ground. Now that I’m thinking allowed its memories coming back to me from my orphanage days in Africa ,if we had segregation then and we were under British rule who started that ball rolling food for thought as they say and I’m going back to the 40s.” Sorry take it all back”

  • Patrick Ahles

    Whoa, there are people in this shot! Guess it would be nearly impossible to have a shot without people there…

  • Hi Trey,

    Love the picture, as usual. I hope you’ll welcome a constructive criticism πŸ™‚ I think that the red booth shows some “unfinished Photomatix business”. It’s especially true on my iPhone, I have to admit it’s less obvious on the PC. Basically, the “body” of the booth is a very bright red, while the top, where it’s written “telephone” is much more dull. I’d categorize that as a typical Photomatix artefact, I think the picture could have used some saturation reduction on the bottom part of the booth, and some brightness increase on the top of the booth. You’re entitled to disagree. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for keeping up a continuous source of inspiration!

  • london = completely over augusts events – don’t let it worry anyone thinking of coming to visit. though its obviously a topic that is coming up in conversations about london, around the world. I’ve just returned from malaysia where all the cab drivers wanted to talk about the riots, especially given the well-publicised assault on a malaysian student studying in london who got caught up in the events.

  • BuryMeInEngland

    Perfect picture of my home town. Haven’t been back to London for over 20 years now and pictures like this make me quite nostalgic. Hard to believe the bloody Trocadero is still there though, thought that would have disappeared a long time ago. Thanks.

  • Andy Bird

    Aaaah Swingin’ London – you can’t top it! I went into the Trocadero last time I was there and it’s a shadow of it’s former self. I vividly recall an amusement machine of some kind blocking the escalator that in the past would have transported you up to ‘Sega World’. I looked up that very escalator into a pitch darkness that chilled me to my very soul. I wondered what might still be lingering up in the inky-black shadows – derelict places always terrify and fascinate me.

  • Mike Rolls

    @javier It’s a clothes shop on the ground floor but above it is offices. I know that as I work up there πŸ™‚ here’s a view from the fifth floor… http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikerolls/6128164822/in/photostream

    The riots only affected very small parts of London – 99% was unaffected. Very strange though, and hopefully just a one-off and not a sign of things to come…

  • I visited London to stay with my Brother the weekend the riots came to an end and it was amazing how fast the city moved on from the riots. You wouldn’t have known they had take place!

    I took this photo of Big Ben at night whilst in London… http://www.flickr.com/photos/g_wood/6050102860/in/photostream

  • Very nice composition, I love the red phone booths in the foreground! It is a fun city to visit. I had a Nikon SLR when I was there last, I definitely want to go back and visit again, lots of fun things to take photos of.

  • @Mike: Wow, what a sweet spot you got yourself there! Any chances you could get me inside with my tripod and all? πŸ˜€

  • Thank you thank you πŸ™‚

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  • Hi Trey,
    I’m always looking through your work, and usually getting quite inspired. This particular image reminds me of my family back in the UK, and manages to capture both the past and present of the UK in a singular iconic image. Thanks as always for sharing,

    P.S. I know it’s not of the same caliber as your work, but if you ever have a chance, I’d love to get your input:

  • great post aaa

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