A London Year in Technicolour
Yesterday, in order to celebrate the closing of 2012, I posted a selection of pictures showing London in black and white, taken over the course of the year.
Todays selection of snaps shows London in an altogether different light and highlights the city in glorious technicolour. These shots show the variety of colours abundant in the city and which can be seen every day if only one cared to look.
So there you go, my tribute to the city in Technicolour to celebrate the old year and to bring in the new. I hope you like 🙂
Usain Bolt in Shoreditch - Just before the Olympics this incredible portrait of Bolt appeared on the side of a wall in Shoreditch. This picture by artist Jimmy Cochran, was captured on a beautiful day and the colours of the sky and is possibly my favourite pic of the year.
The Thames from Westferry - One of the best spots to capture a picture of the Thames and the city. At all times of day there are great views here but none are better than at dusk.
London Bridge - this area is undergoing huge development what with the work on Thameslink and of course the Shard seen here towering over the tube station sign.
The Thames at Wapping - This picture was taken on the bank of the Thames looking out over towards Canary Wharf. I think the rustic boat really adds to this shot in the foreground and is probably quite apt considering that the city is a maritime one.
Borough Market Umbrellas - I never got to the bottom of why these umbrellas suddenly appeared over the spring in Borough Market. I'm glad they did though they added so much life to the area.
Piccadilly Circus - For one day, as part of the cultural Olympiad Piccadilly Circus was transformed into a sea of feathers. It was an incredible and probably never to be repeated scene
The River Roding - There are plenty of rivers which have contributed to the history of London and the River Roding is one of them. Taken from a converted warehouse in Barking, this snap shows off the busy river with the roofs of buildings in the foreground
Narrow Street - Between Limehouse and Westferry, Narrow Street has kept it's character from yesteryear when all around it things have changed. It's the colours on the doorframes and windows that I really like on this street, they just look so vibrant but at the same time do clearly belonging to a different time.
Aldgate Tube Station - named after one of the old gates into London. Aldgate is the doorway from the East End into the city. This picture shows the Whitechapel entrance and I think captures the hustle and bustle of this busy area at night