Sunday, December 26, 2010

South Bank, the London Eye and Big Ben

The South Bank and London Eye have been lit up with lights and a traditional market for the festive season. I was walking round before Christmas enjoying the festive atmosphere of the market. Walking along the river front towards the London Eye the Houses of Parliament were lit up and reflections glowing in the river Thames.

It seemed a popular spot for people taking photos of each other with Big Ben in the background. I was impressed by peoples moving out of each others way to allow the tourist shot. I took some of my own when a break appeared in the clouds to let some of the moon's light filter through.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Seasonal Photos around London

I've been taking photos of the Christmas lights and decorations, ice rinks, markets and shop fronts on my visits around town.

I always feel a bit excited when the streets are lit up, what ever the occasion. I didn't manage any fireworks this year so the Christmas lights are making up for that. Bit disappointed with the lights at Covent Garden this year, though the kissing tree is a bit of a novelty.

The Market on the Southbank is bigger this year and the Chocolate Festival was on when I went and seeming very popular.

One of the stalls had some amazing chocolate objects including shoes,gloves, Reindeer heads and potted flowers.