In my last blog post i gave you an highlight of my images that i took of the final stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race. A chance encounter on a fantastic weekend in the city.
I had planned to be on a 2 day workshop that ended up being cancelled last minute but having already paid my travel & accommodation costs i decided to still head down there and have a weekend of self indulged photographic fun. It was my first ever time in London on my own with my camera so i had just planned to take my time and soak it all up and it ended up being a mixed bag weekend.
I’d arrived late in london due to a train delay but was pleased to see East Coast Trains staff handing out refund vouchers which was a pleasant surprise, id always thought train delays were part and parcel of modern day rail travel so well done East Coast Trains for your fist class customer service. So, having arrived late, i decided to head straight over top Tower Bridge to get some late evening shots. I didn’t plan on dragging all my luggage with me but i didn’t want to waste my first evening. The hotel checkin could wait a little while longer. As i mentioned above, the weekend turned into a mixed bag of photographic subject. As well as stumbling across the Tour of Britain on the Sunday i found myself in a photographers melee on Saturday afternoon. After a quick lunch at the Covent Garden food market I wandered down to the Strand and found London Fashion Week in full swing. There were photographers and models everywhere, it was like organised chaos and one couldn’t resist grabbing a few shots. I may have to venture down to London just to capture the atmosphere around this event one day.
Anyway, i suppose i’d better let you get to the images. As I said a very mixed bag of stuff which i hope you will like. Please do feel free to leave a comment and maybe share this blog with your family & friends. Just before i go i’d like to finish in a couple of thank you’d both heading in the direction of two London Cabbies. Firstly to a kind chap called Dave who, after chatting in the cab on the way to the hotel, decided to give me a free ride out of gratitude for my past military service and also for my current public service as a Paramedic. I was blown away with his kind hearted gratitude. Secondly to another London Cabbie and good friend Terry who is also an amazing photographer, you can see some of his fabulous images on his website here. He took time out of his hectic weekend day to catch up over coffee and then to show me a few locations around Canary Wharf. So, on to the images.