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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:40 AM   #1
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From Mayfair to Primrose Hill, LONDON, UK

Here is the first serie of pics of my easter bank holiday in London.
I've walked a lot, around 50km in just 3 days, mainly in the centre and east london areas.
London is absolutely fascinating, neither really beautiful or ugly. In its ugliest parts, there is some light with people mixing and getting going. In its glorious parts, it can be souless, easter saturday was particularly boring as people seemed to have left parts of the West End.

This serie is going from B&W to colour following my mood, from the boredom of Mayfair to the excitement felt in Camden.

Leaving behind Green Park station
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Approaching Berkley Square
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Between berkley and Grosvenor squares
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Grosvenor Square
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Between Grosvenor and Cavendish Square
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Heading north via Portland Place
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BBC HQ
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Georgian boulevard and side streets
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RIBA HQ (1934)
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Park Crescent
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Colours are coming! Greater London house (1926) some rather fine orientalist art deco
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Camden
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The newly revamped Roundhouse
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and finally, Primrose Hill, pleasant urban island with a villagey atmosphere and fantastic vistas
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The vistas of Central and East London
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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some amazing shots!

shame u did many of these in B&W though - some of them r brilliant in it, and some could get bit more colourful

thanks! just got back from London and had a wonderful time
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Old April 19th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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Beautiful pictures.
The Roundhouse has hosted notable performers The Stranglers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and Led Zeppelin, among others.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 09:15 PM   #4
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very nice tour, i love the photos from Primrose Hill, london looks fab!
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Old April 21st, 2008, 10:35 PM   #5
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Beautimous & grandacious!
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Old April 21st, 2008, 11:02 PM   #6
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Old March 16th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #7
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London fascinates me.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manuel View Post
....London is absolutely fascinating, neither really beautiful or ugly....
Thank you the beautiful photos.

I must, however, respectfully disagree with your statement that London is not beautiful. I think that architecturally, it is the most beautiful city in the world. I think that Paris' buildings, while stunning, are inferior to London's. To me, though, Paris is more beautiful as a city simply because it has incomparable squares, fountains and monuments.
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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #9
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London is very beautiful indeed i am enjoying seeing pics from London (from various threads)
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Old March 17th, 2009, 05:49 AM   #10
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Terrific photos, Manuel Love those B/W ones.. London is a great and dynamic city!
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Old March 17th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #11
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Beatiful pics!
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Old March 18th, 2009, 05:48 AM   #12
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Excellent pics and I love that most were B&W. London suits B&W photography well and I swear I was standing in just this spot seven years ago.

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Good shooting.
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Old April 30th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #13
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amazing pictures.
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