Category - UK

London, 02-Aug-2012

Desire (Pic du Jour)

Today’s pic is another gopro still from my London 2012 pile, this time of a translation of Abdourahman A. Waberi‘s poem, Desire. Desire is the best description of that ‘swaying between here and elsewhere’ that I’ve...

Leicester Square, 07-Aug-2012

Tired? Or bored? Street Stills with a GoPro...

So which is it? Sleepy? Or just bored with handing out leaflets for a London theatre? This was taken near Leicester Square on a rare afternoon off while I was in London covering the Olympics in August. I thought I’d experiment a bit with how...

Notting Hill Gate station, London, 10-August-2012

Solitary (pic du jour)

Finding a wall of solitude in a busy London tube station on a Friday afternoon? Easy. Cracking it with a fleeting glance? Unforgettable. I’m glad we made eye contact. It broke that momentary solitary confinement – her’s...

Bridges, a Rainbow and St. Paul’s

Bridges is this week’s #frifotos theme on twitter; I was stuck indoors all day yesterday working in a hotel in Brussels which allowed no time for bridge hunting in the Belgian capital. So instead here’s another shot from a visit to...

Reflections on Trains

Jake‘s weekly email, this time on the topic of reflection, was the perfect prompt to break out, albeit briefly, from an 18-day postless stretch. Did y’all miss me? I’m slowly working my way through a small pile of photos...

Dancing Nuns at the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremonies in London

2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony –...

If globalization had left you wondering what Great Britain’s primary export has been over the past 50 years, the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics provided a high energy reminder. A few scattered notes from the what was...

Jessica Ennis’s Coronation –...

London, UK – Vultures.  This is Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis just a few steps beyond the finish line of the 800 meters after she clinched the gold medal in the heptathlon last night. For anyone who had the good fortune to witness...

London Notebook – Video of Arrest Near...

This is two minutes of footage of an arrest I witnessed yesterday (2 Aug) evening in front of the Sea Life Museum, near the London Eye along the Thames. The man, who was bleeding from the mouth, was charged with illegal street trading and was...

London 009

Postcard from London

I arrived in London early this morning for my third working Olympics. Here’s a quick snap of this evening’s full moon over Tower Bridge. I’ll try to time it better tomorrow night, if I have the time. I already know that I...