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Sunday, March 04, 2012

London :: iPhoneography

Just spent a few days across the pond in London. I lived there 35 years ago attending the University of London and spent some time this trip wandering down memory lane, as well as partaking of some of what is new in London. Unusually good weather accompanied me as I visited museums, did some traditional London-type things like tea at Fortnum and Mason, and ate at some wonderful places like Ottolenghi and Fifteen.

Didn't bring my big camera this trip and relied on my iPhone as my sole camera. Here are some of my snaps...

View of the Eye and the River Thames from the Westminster Bridge.

When I was a student at University College, University of London I did my Art History research in this library at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This lovely walk through a stand of trees is in front of the Tate Modern.

The iconic red telephone booth! I was delighted to see that they have survived in this day of cell phones (or as the Brits say mobiles).

Another iconic piece of London architecture - Big Ben.

A pedestrian bridge across the Thames from St Paul's Cathedral by Sir Christopher Wren which connects to the Tate Modern and a nice walk to Burough Market.

This is the massive Chihuly installation at the Victoria and Albert. Ironically the day before I saw Dale Chihuly at the David Hockney exhibit at the Royal Academy.

English muffins in England! At the Burough Market.

Tea at Fortnum and Mason.


Divinite' Jewellry said...

I am so in awe of the iPhone and the pictures that are taken. You truly didn't need a separate camera. The pictures are so inviting! Your work even matches this life. So, I understand where your inspiration comes from. It definitely comes thru your work, which I love and has definitely inspired me. I hope to make a trip like this one day soon. Beautiful photos and the photos tells your story quite well, Mrs. Artist!

I am looking through more of your blogs. The photos are amazing.

Judith Altman Designs said...

Thanks so much for these lovely comments - I am grateful for the encouragement!