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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in ARTICLES

Quintessential London Images

Quintessential London Images

There are certain London images which are quintessential: red buses, black cabs, men in bowler hats, as well as the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. At Photographer London we like to capture the old and the new; to juxtapose contemporary cool with the evergreen, but this particular shot stands out because it does all of that for us and more. Take a cursory look at it and you see an old-school businessman complete with bowler hat and pinstripes alongside a guard sporting a traditional bearskin.  Look harder and you can make out the policeman toting an automatic weapon, a legacy of the war against terror that even now rages on London’s streets – albeit in typically British low-key manner – and that affected us so appallingly on July 7 2005. The London bombings, horrific as they were, hit a city that had already seen off the IRA as well as the Luftwaffe. We may have been shocked and stunned but Londoners carried on, refusing to give in...

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