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August 8th to August 22nd
July 25th to August 8th
July 8th to July 22nd
Photos from One Year Ago
The Queen’s Jubilee Royal Barge – Gloriana
Queen Elizabeth 2nd
time capsule April May iPad and Podcast

August 8th to August 22nd

August 8th to August 22nd, 2012
A selection of my most interesting photos from one year ago.

More London Crowd


More London Crowd, Saturday night at The Scoop

Taken August 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Summer Pavilion Serpentine Gallery


Summer Pavilion Serpentine Gallery

Taken August 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Canary Wharf from Tower Bridge


Canary Wharf from Tower Bridge

Taken August 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Potters Field, More London, Tower Bridge


Potters Field, More London, Tower Bridge

Taken August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Potters Field, More London, Tower Bridge


Potters Field, More London, Tower Bridge

Taken August 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

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July 25th to August 8th

Visit Denmark at St Katherines Docks Tower Bridge


Visit Denmark at St Katherines Docks Tower Bridge

Taken July 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Londoners and Olympics fans intermingle on the Tube


Londoners and Olympics fans intermingle on the Tube

Taken July 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

St Katherines Docks Danish House


St Katherines Docks Danish House

Taken August 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Lego Orbit Tower and Olympic Stadium


Taken July 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Lego Orbit Tower and Olympic Stadium


Taken July 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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July 8th to July 22nd

July 8th to July 22nd, 2012

 

 

Google Campus


Google Campus

Taken July 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm

 

 

Tapas Fantasticas #riojatapas


Tapas Fantasticas #riojatapas 2012 London

Taken July 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

 

 

David Nash at Kew Gardens Members Evening


David Nash at Kew Gardens Members Evening

Taken July 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

 

 

London Orbit Tower And Olympic Stadium


London Orbit Tower And Olympic Stadium orbittower.org.uk

Taken July 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

 

 

Tapas Fantasticas #riojatapas


Tapas Fantasticas #riojatapas 2012 London

Taken July 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

 

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Photos from One Year Ago

 

Llyn Gwynant


Taken June 30, 2012 at 8:06 am

 

 

Porthmadog Harbour


Porthmadog Harbour in the brief sunshine last Sunday

Taken July 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

 

 

Ely Cathedral


Ely Cathedral

Taken July 2, 2012 at 1:44 pm

 

 

Whitstable


Whitstable

Taken July 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

 

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The Queen’s Jubilee Royal Barge – Gloriana

Gloriana Royal Barge Updated

The Royal Barge Gloriana was also used spectacularly in 2012 on the day of the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, carrying the Olympic flame downstream along the Thames towards the Tower of London.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19009236

The £1m royal barge Gloriana, which led the river pageant during the Diamond Jubilee in June, was rowed by 16 crew, who were chosen from a squad of 28 on-board rowers on the day.

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A large size photograph of the Royal Barge being made ready for the Queen’s Jubilee river procession at the bank holiday weekend. The ‘Gloriana’ as the new royal barge has been named, was moored at Richmond upon Thames alongside a cafe boat with guarded access.

Royal Barge Gloriana from the Thames

Gloriana – the Royal Barge

 

The photograph was taken from the middle of the river Thames, on board a cruise boat from Westminster to Hampton Court via Kew and Richmond. For more views of the Royal Barge taken from the riverside see the following slide show on Flickr.

The Royal Barge Gloriana is a clinker-built hand crafted wooden vessel of the style which was common on the River Thames in the sixteenth century and featured in Canaletto’s paintings of river scenes

Canaletto painting from 1747

Canaletto painting from 1747

 

The Royal Barge is in fact a rowing boat, and will lead a flotilla of more than 1000 boats along the Thames for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant On Sunday 3rd June 2012

It will be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river. Rowed boats and working boats and pleasure vessels of all shapes and sizes will be beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Flags, their crews and passengers turned out in their finest rigs. The armed forces, fire, police, rescue and other services will be afloat and there will be an exuberance of historic boats, wooden launches, steam vessels and other boats of note.

The flotilla will be bolstered with passenger boats carrying flag-waving members of the public placed centre stage (or rather mid-river) in this floating celebration of Her Majesty’s 60 year reign. The spectacle will be further enhanced with music barges and boats spouting geysers. Moreover, there will be specially constructed elements such as a floating belfry, its chiming bells answered by those from riverbank churches.

http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/

 

Even my favourite cruise boat, The Mercedes will be taking part in the flotilla as part of the passenger boat section.

The Mercedes

Mercedes

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Queen Elizabeth 2nd

Queen Elizabeth 2nd by AndyRobertsPhotos

Queen Elizabeth 2nd, a photo by AndyRobertsPhotos on Flickr.

I must have been in a funny mood when I stopped to photograph this damp patch on the pavement just because the shape of it jumped out at me for looking a bit like the Queen’s head. It’s a phenomenon called “Pareidolia” which I’ve written about before in evidence-of-life-on-mars-and-figures-found-in-rocks Pareidolia is when a vague or random image is perceived as recognisable. The old ink blot phenomenon beloved of psychologists in old films and comedy. Maybe you can’t see the face at all? It’s not quite as obvious as the previous example, the face in the rock:

 

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time capsule April May iPad and Podcast

I get sent these ‘time capsules’ about once a fortnight, depending on whether or not I uploaded any interesting photographs about one year ago, and they usually serve to remind me of something worth revisiting, even if it’s only to get an idea of how time is passing where different events fit together. The one below shows that I’d only just got a new iPad and had started to experiment with photo manipulation apps such as tinyplanet, and a very basic wireframe drawing app. There’s also a mindmap created on the iPad, and a picture of the Theatre Royal theatre bar in Stratford, where I’d played a few songs that ended up on one of my podcasts.

tiny cars #TinyPlanet

Taken April 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

 

Radio

Taken April 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

 

Some things I can’t do on the ipad 2 yet.

Taken May 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

 

showoff

showoff

Taken May 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm

 

 

Knees up Theatre Royal Podcast #46

 

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