Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Groovy 60s


Centre Point. It's like some vast middle finger rising up above London. Ooh we love the 60s. The Beatles. The Stones. Mary Quant. All that dayglo myth. Show even the most ardent 60s nostalgist even a glimpse of Centre Point and they'll head for the hills.

I've grown to rather like Centre Point over the years.

Happy New Year.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Gone But Not Forgotten


A graffito missed by many.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Last Englishman to Win Wimbledon


Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Weller & Wren



Paul Weller modelling in the window of DAKS on Jermyn Street – with a reflection of St James's, Piccadilly, Christopher Wren's most westerly London church.


Weller follows in the Jermyn Street footsteps of Jarvis Cocker (click HERE for earlier pic).

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

All Hallows By The Tower


All Hallows by the Tower – spire bought and paid for by the Canadians after the Blitz – captured through a temporary gap created by demolition.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Long Gone Fleet Street


30 years and more since the papers started to leave Fleet Street. I wonder Fleet Street will cease to exist as a metonym for the business of publishing papers.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A Tiny Skyscraper


Senate House, by Charles Holden. Considered to be a skyscraper back in 1937. It's 210 feet (64 metres) high. Diddy.

The building is the inspiration for Orwell's Ministry of Truth in 1984.

Monday, 10 February 2014

An Upright Sort Of A Fellow…



…on High Street Kensington.


Because It's Making Lots of People Very Cross…?



Work continues on Crossrail at Tottenham Court Road – where once stood the Astoria Theatre. Much missed.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

311 Steps


Down the stairwell of The Monument.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

St Dunstan in the East



A bombed-out church in The City.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Nitey-Nite Waterloo…


If only somebody could write a song about this…

Saturday, 1 February 2014

We're SO Over It


Opened to the public a year ago today. We can see it from all over London, clamouring for attention. Are we bored with The Shard yet?

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Rock'n'Roll Tailor…


I bet he's seen some shocking gussets in his time.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Monday, 27 January 2014

Not Such a Long Way After All



It's a long way to Tipperary? Nah, it's in Fleet Street, the oldest Irish pub in London.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Jarvis in Jermyn Street



Has there ever been a less-likely super model than Jarvis Cocker? Here he is modelling skinny shirts for Turnbull and Asser.


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A Peasouper in Miniature


Mist and smoke – a London peasouper in miniature on the Grand Union Canal on a blue winter day.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Wintry



A misty winter morning down by the Thames at Richmond – taken yesterday on "Blue Monday" the so-called most depressing day of the year.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

I'm Loving It


Jeezo. I'd hate to see the state of Old American Burger.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

There's Nothing Left Worth Advertising


No advertising. No message. No slogans. Strangely restful.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Red Rarity


A pillar box from the 326 day reign of King Edward VIII in South London.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Death of a Coffee


A Starbucks crime scene. Whodunnit?

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Cross Section


St Patrick's R.C Church, Soho Square, viewed through the site of the old Astoria Theatre, pulled down to make way for Cross Rail.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Ghost of Joe Meek




The ghost of Joe Meek on the Holloway Road.

Happy New Year.