Saturday Snapshot of London

The photos presented here are not meant to be a wonderful work of art, more matter of fact presentation. We were heading into Londons Piccadilly area to see a contemporary tap dancing show (think Michel Flatley with a twist) which on reflection was quite good.

All journeys start with some from of transport. We started out in West London this part of the underground system is obviously not underground. Two tubes and a quick change, we would reach our destination Hyde Park Corner.
From Hyde Park Corner tube station there is easy access to Green Park, a 40 acre lump of green space between Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly. Lady feeding some of the millions of pigeons that live in the city.
As you exit the park on the north side there is a tourist kiosk and the inevitable throng of people milling about wonder which way to turn (left / right or should I buy something ?) Next to the kiosk is a red phone box, mainly used these days as a basic public convenience with out running water, this one had blacked out windows with some impromptu advertisements. This is Mayfair after all, so one has to be discreet.
Beak St, from here you can access Carnaby St and all the other little trendy spots crammed in to this very vibrant area.
St Anns Ct. The chicken wire has been place by the occupants to prevent people throwing rubbish into the sub basement area. Looks like it’s still being used as a recycling centre.
Red lanterns in China Town. This is Wardour Street, Gerrard St is on the next right.
Four empty chairs and art deco lighting. Inside the Piccadilly Theatre.

All images taken on Saturday the 14th September.

8 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot of London

  1. So they are still ‘Tom-Carding’ the phone boxes? When I was at West End Central, we had a huge collection of those, seized by vice squad officers. It covered a whole wall. All those phone numbers were traced to one or two rented flats in Edgware Road, near Connaught Street. Most of the advertised ‘ladies’ turned out to be East European girls, trafficked in.
    The theatre shot is very nice.
    Cheers, Pete.


    1. Morning Pete.
      The theatre shot is my preferred image from the day.
      Actually this is the “Carbon” black & white profile on the Nikon Z6.
      With a bit of minor tweaking.
      Cheers AK.

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