Thursday, 19 December 2013

what the commuter saw

It is my last day at work before Christmas
so I thought I would share my December photos.


I set off in the dark
but I arrive at sunrise.

9 December
Royal Festival Hall from the Jubilee Bridge

5 December
Westminster Bridge

12 December
London Eye from the Embankment

I am becoming familiar with my route,
aware of the light, the people who walk,
presence and absence of the normal.

11 December
Waterloo Bridge in the fog.

16 December
Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square

9 December
Hawk Patrol, Trafalgar Square

9 December
St. Martin-in-the-Fields, landmark church, centre for the homeless

London is ready for Christmas:
decorated, sparkling and busy.

2 December
Christmas Tree - a gift of the people of Norway, Trafalgar Square

2 December
Southbank Centre

It is dark as I walk home
and the great buildings lining the river are lit up.
I wonder sometimes if I will ever tire of the sight.
I hope not.

17 December


  1. I feel so provincial.

  2. You are giving me the longing for London again...

  3. Makes me wish we were still in easy distance of London, I miss it.

  4. The walk across the river (Waterloo Bridge) in the dark, with the lights of the city both sides ... my favourite walk in the world!

  5. Liz in Missouri USADecember 19, 2013

    Your perspective is so beautiful! London (well - all the British Isles) are still on my bucket list! ~~~sigh~~~ someday - someday. :-)

  6. We have very different commutes.

  7. What beautiful photographs! thanks for sharing

  8. Beautiful photos. Have you seen these from that foggy day?

  9. Wow -- I love all of these! But maybe especially the one of Waterloo Bridge. And the tree.

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  11. Forgive the deletion above.

    Your pictures are simply beautiful, thank you.


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