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Spitalfields Market

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in ARTICLES

How many people have seen their own town or city through the eyes of a tourist? If you live somewhere, you tend not to visit it and explore it as a tourist would. I only saw the real Manchester once my family had moved away and I returned almost ten years later. My parents saw more of Glasgow once they moved away from the suburbs. Because I was not born a Londoner, I make a conscious effort to explore the city. When my boyfriend moved down with me over two years ago, having grown up in The Midlands, he wanted to see the sights. Whenever we had free time...


Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in ARTICLES

It was one of those days when you feel like closing the blinds, shutting the door of your room and sitting in all day on the bed with a cup of hot chocolate.  Thank God  we have the weekends for doing that something we call ‘nothing’. So I turned my laptop on and searched for a  documentary to watch. One of them, ‘Women are heroes’ caught my attention. The meaning behind the title was something I was willing to find out. I watched a movie which ended within  the speed of  light. I became glued to the sofa like the images of the women you see on gigantic sized...

Mobile Phones and Danny Elfman

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in ARTICLES

When I look back through my childhood, I realise how having a mobile phone at that age would have benefited me a great deal – there was rarely a moment when I was inside the house. I would be out every night on my bicycle or my scooter with a few friends and we would explore the local area. We were only meant to stay on our cul-de-sac, however most summer evenings, we’d be down playing in a stream by the tennis courts, outside of the set boundaries. There were a few times where we would get caught, cycling down the dual-carriageway or down the main road into town,...

Red Phone Boxes at Night

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in ARTICLES

Shot at night using a two second exposure on a 70-200 Cannon zoom lens at 80mm focal length, this image displays the rich bold red of London’s famous telephone boxes. The photograph was taken at Parliament Square looking down Whitehall. The last phone box in the distance is by the entrance to Downing Street. London’s telephone boxes used to be renowned for their collection of call girl’s numbers displayed in the windows and by the telephone receivers, not to mention the damp odours that used to linger inside. However, situated at the foot of the Prime Minister’s residence, the examples in Whitehall are amongst the cleanest of London’s remaining...

London’s Southbank

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in ARTICLES

It has been over 60 years since the Festival of Britain was opened by King George, and since then, the scenery of London’s Southbank has been ever changing. The festival took place six years after the end of World War II and was built to celebrate all things British in science, design and technology, in order to boost the economy and morale. Despite Churchill’s damning of the event as “socialist propaganda”, leading to the destruction of the site once he regained power, the Festival of Britain saw over 10 million visitors during the summer of 1951. Nowadays, the Royal Festival Hall, part of The Southbank Centre, hosts both national...