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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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London - West End. Spring begins.

We've had some good weather in London over the past week, which coincided with some free time for me. I appreciate that there are already many threads on London in this forum, though, here, I hope to showcase the feel of this beautiful city in clear weather.

I had the opportunity over Thursday and Friday to take my iphone on a tour of the West End to take some pictures:

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Old March 24th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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You did well with your trusty iphone.

Big year for London, the Olympic city. Looking forward to seeing the games from this great metropolis. Should be absolutey marvellous!!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #3
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You did well with your trusty iphone.

Big year for London, the Olympic city. Looking forward to seeing the games from this great metropolis. Should be absolutey marvellous!!
Thanks.

There's a LOT of construction work and maintenance work going on in the popular tourist locations in anticipation of the Olympics. London is currently looking good as a city, very good.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Great shots !
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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Great shots !
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I'm no photographer, and know nothing about lens technology, but I was still pleased with what the little lens on the iphone could do. The quality does tail off considerably in low light conditions though. I was disappointed with how the following shot turned out after transferring it to my laptop:

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Interestingly enough, the picture does look reasonable on the phone itself.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #6
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This is stunning, can't believe you got these from an iPhone!
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Old March 24th, 2012, 10:33 PM   #7
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Old March 25th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Great shots, what else to say.
Even though not yet pro.
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Old March 27th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #9
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Great street atmosphere.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #10
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Thanks all for your feedback.

Still sunny over London (Sunday and Monday), and including some areas farther afield from the West End:

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Old March 28th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #12
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In all honesty, these pictures barely capture a fraction of how incandescently beautiful this city can be in a good light. This is really the kind of thing that has to be experienced first hand.

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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #13
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In all honesty, these pictures barely capture a fraction of how incandescently beautiful this city can be in a good light. This is really the kind of thing that has to be experienced first hand.
Yes, that makes me think of May cause were still having snow, though its getting warmer over there (+2 today_
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #14
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Btw, interesting to look at details, at those press stands... Here's one question:
Are they all private?(so, yeah, consists of ads of some magazines as "The Week")
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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #15
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I think you're right. It has been unusually warm here, and there are preliminary drought warnings in the region.

According to audit work into city cleanliness, newspaper stands are classified as private property, though I'm not certain that all of them have this status. The one in the picture is located right outside of Holborn tube. Some news stands in London do carry advertisements on an idiosyncratic basis - presumably as a secondary means of revenue for the owners.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #16
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WOW!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #17
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awesome new thread for London...thanks for sharing.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #18
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Is this one of the more wealthier parts of London?
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Old March 31st, 2012, 02:57 AM   #19
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Just beautiful
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Old March 31st, 2012, 05:47 AM   #20
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Is this one of the more wealthier parts of London?
No, it's dirt poor.
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