WALKABOUT in LONDON, 2017

PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO

Photos © Ruud Leeuw

 

NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL - 2017


Notting Hill Carnival 2017
It was a wish of mine for some years to visit this joyful event and this year we made it!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Everybody in a good mood.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Gradually the crowd grows and photography is becoming a little bit more difficult.
Note that t-shirt on the right.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
All smiles and colour. And of course the deafening music! Bring earplugs!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
A gorgeous smile!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Wow!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Sometimes it was hard to get to the 'frontline'!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Imagine the work..! Justifiable proud, I'd say!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Look at The Man..

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

A smile
is a frown turned upside down.
A smile
is painted on the face of a clown.
A smile
brightens a dreary day.
A smile
chases tears away.
A smile
is a gift that shows you care.
A smile
is priceless no matter where.
A smile
is the key to happiness.
A smile
a sure sign of success.

When you feel lonely in a strange place.
It helps to see a smile on another's face.
If there is any real magic around.
It is the silent magic of a smile's sound.

¬Kurt Hearth

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Thank you all for this vibrant display!


 

CAMDEN TOWN


Camden Town, London - 2017
Camden Town, often shortened to Camden (a term also used for the entire borough), is a district of north west London,
located 3.9 km north of Charing Cross. It is It is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London!

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Laid out as a residential district from 1791 and originally part of the manor of Kentish Town and the parish of St Pancras, London,
Camden Town became an important location during the early development of the railways, which reinforced its position on the
London canal network. I just finished watching Peaky Blinders (season 2) where this London area and the canal network plays a role.
That series (seriously recommended, btw!) manages to capture the post-WW1 era in Birmingham and London in a convincing way.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
The area's industrial economic base has been replaced by service industries such as retail, tourism and entertainment.
The area now hosts street markets and music venues which are strongly associated with alternative culture.
en.wikipedia.org:_Camden_Town

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
The plan to re-develop the historic Stables Market led to a steel and glass extension, built on the edges of the site in 2006,
and increased the market's capacity.

Camden is well known for its markets. These date from the 1970s or later, except for Inverness Street market, for over a century a small food market serving the local community.
Camden Lock market proper started in a former timber-yard in 1973, and is now surrounded by five more markets: Buck Street market, Stables market, Camden Lock village, and an indoor market in the Electric Ballroom.
The markets are a major tourist attraction at weekends, selling goods of all types, including fashion, lifestyle, books, food, junk/antiques and more bizarre items; they and the surrounding shops are popular with young people, in particular those searching for 'alternative' clothing.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
The Stables, since 1854. These stables were for horses and pit ponies used to shunt railway wagons.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
For luck..

Notting Hill Carnival 2017
Singer Amy Winehouse lived in Camden Town, first on Prowse Place and then on Camden Square where she was found dead in July 2011.
Music Band Madness are also from Camden and grew up in the area & surrounding areas.

Notting Hill Carnival 2017

 


 

STREETPHOTOGRAPHY


Streetphotography London
So much happening in the streets, like here street music at the Edith Cavell Memorial (across from
the National Portrait Gallery, which can be seen in the background).


Wayne.

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London
Street art on the Exhibition Road (South Kensington)

Streetphotography London
Streetartists finished for the day

Streetphotography London


 

GRAFITTI
Grafitti - London 2017

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London
Grafitti and Urban Art speaks for itself

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London

Streetphotography London

 


 

LOOK


Look!
My 'LOOK' series depict people looking at photos or other art, and often there is other interaction in
terms of 'looking'.

Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines
The two above photos are of the Cathedral of the Pines exhibition, work by Gregory Crewdson.
In the Photographer's Gallery (TPG) in London, a very fine exhibition. See MyBlog 2017Q3

 

Streetphotography London
Sir Tim Berners-Lee (b.1955), who invented the World Wide Web in 1989. A painted bronze by Sean Henry (2015)
en.wikipedia.org:_Tim_Berners-Lee

Streetphotography London
Two of the portraits of Kate Moss seem to be in the direction of the photographer while one, frowning, looks at
HMS the Queen. Queen Elizabeth II enjoys a moment of introspection. I quite like that portrait!

Streetphotography London
Here are various lines of 'looking' ; I like the bewildered look by the child at that powerful 'simple' portrait.

Streetphotography London
The more traditional portraits, some very well known

The National Portrait Gallery (NPG) is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.[4] The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then. The National Portrait Gallery also has regional outposts at Beningbrough Hall in Yorkshire and Montacute House in Somerset. It is unconnected to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
en.wikipedia.org::National_Portrait_Gallery,_London

Streetphotography London

 


 
PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO

 

 

 

Created 12-Nov-2017