LONDON, UK
-FEB. 2011-

walking the streets


ALL PHOTOS © RUUD LEEUW

 

 

A random series of photos taken in the streets and while seeking refuge from those streets.
These streets can be found in Westminster, Chinatown and Whitechappel (Brick Lane).

 

Beauty in the streets

City of Westminster

Cockpit steps

Downing Street - off limits

Kung Hei Fat Choi !

Chinese New Year, best wishes

Posh restaurant

As I walked through London,
The fresh wound burning in my breast,
As I walked through London,
Longing to have forgotten, to harden my heartt, and to rest,
A sudden consolation, a softening light,

Touched me: the streets alive and bright,
With hundreds each way thronging, on their tide
Received me, a drop in the stream, unmarked, unknown.
And to my heart I cried:
Here can thy trouble find shelter, thy wound be eased!
For see, not thou alone,
But thousands, each with his smart,
Deep-hidden, perchance, but felt in the core of the heart!

And as to a sick man's feverish veins
The full sponge warmly pressed,
Relieves with its burning the burning of forehead and hands,
So, I, to my aching breast,
Gathering the griefs of those thousands, and made them my own;
My bitterest pains
Merged in a tendere sprrow, assuaged and appeased.

[As I walked Through London - Laurence Binyon]

 

Books and more books

Pillars of Hercules

SoHo Square Gardens

Photographer being photographed

Taking a break

Photogallery closed, grumbl..

Very large man and small dogs

Street photography

Classic cabs

Mural

The mighty dollar reduced to a doormat

Pointing the way, and SMILE!

The Tube

A tea break

Brick Lane

Brick Lane, curry diner



 

 

Other pages on this London trip:

WALKING THE STREETS
TOWER OF LONDON
WALKING BY NIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Created: 13Mar11 - Updated: 4 Juli, 2011