Thursday, 28 March 2013

railway viaduct, Borough market, Southwark, London, UK

note the surveillance camera on the tower of Southwark cathedral
probably to help the police apprehend the stallholders who are committing daylight robbery with the prices they charge for their produce

or perhaps to spot if Richard Dawkins is approaching

Monday, 25 March 2013

sculpture: 'fulcrum' by Richard Serra, Broadgate, nr. Liverpool street station, London, UK

Richard Serra (born 1939) is an American minimalist sculptor
more information available at:
'fulcrum' is approximately 16.8m high, it is made of 80mm cor-tel steel (weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN steel, is part of a group of steel alloys which were developed to obviate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years)
because the light conditions have been so bad in London this year i have had great difficulty in getting a satisfactory photograph so to give you a better idea here is a collage of some of the photographs i have taken  (double-click to enlarge)
normal service of one photograph and no chat will be resumed tomorrow


Saturday, 23 March 2013

one of the so-called ‘dolphin lamps’, beside the river Thames near Vauxhall Bridge, London UK


the original lamps were designed by George John Vulliamy, the superintending architect of the metropolitan board of works, in 1870

Thursday, 21 March 2013