One girl, one camera, five days - what do I do? So much to see, so little time - and really, people, London, how do I ban that on (digital) film?
London streets, they are wise. Also, they talk to you.
At first I thought it was the tyranny of fashion trying to keep tastelessly dressed pedestrians off the sidewalks.
Then, I speculated that it might be about the fact that on this island, cars drive on the
But there was more. The streets were right: If there's so much to see yet time (as well as the patience of those looking at the pictures later) is limited, you simply have to adapt the way you perceive the world around you. You need to
Oh, and I also looked right on more levels than that: I seem to have looked as if I knew exactly what I was doing. Surprisingly many people approached me to ask about directions to streets, shops, junk food places.
Anyway -- on to the story.
Have a few thumbnails to make you curious:
The first idea:
Cram as much tourist value into one picture as you possibly can! Here, wasting as little space as I possibly could, I offer you: Tower Bridge, if only to add colour, the Tower of London and the Gherkin.
In the same fashion, with more Tower Bridge and more architecture by Sir Norman Foster, this:
Yes, this is working quite well, and so the following picture follows the same concept: There are narrow, colourful and not very high buildings stuck together, complete with a pub, but there is also the very swift transition to something much less inviting and bright, and there's even a black cab thrown in for good measure:
or on Piccadilly Circus, where all kinds of things clash with each other and hordes of tourists, and the red bus for the tourist snapshot tried to escape but didn't make it in time: