Monday, November 25, 2013

Jan 2012: Coaches, Statues and Buildings

So I decided to pop into the Museum of London

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And then here was this lovely wall. Lomography.

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I loved this quote. Specially when some people moan about my photography (and you know who you are :P), I wish I could tell them that this is what drives me. I love capturing the moment, the interesting thing, the strange thing. It is also a reminder for me. It is a memory. I have a very bad memory but by capturing the image and blogging about it, I can therefore store it offline. But each photo I take are in a way my babies. My children that I have given birth to with mother nature or God or Buildings or what have you. This little bunch of electrons arranged in a certain sense is my child. Its a magic thing. Whenever I see them again, I am transported back to where I was. And I have that little slice of heavenly memories.

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Steps to a little book store…

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And that brings some more old memories back, my first memory of a vehicle was on this vespa which Baba had…when I was 3-4 years old.

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You indeed

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An old taxi

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An elevator door

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Lights on the ceiling

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Old lamps on the car

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I am for hire

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Bit draughty…

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The London Room

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The Buddha

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London landmarks

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And then the Lord Mayor’s carriage.

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It is a gilt carriage


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softly gleaming in the subdued lighting.

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We had this lady acting out a play…

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A chainmail glove used by butchers…

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Some of the planters with the London plant…its called as Buddleia…Fascinating :)

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This is Gerard the Giant 1670…stood in the front elevation of Gerard’s Hall


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Two paintings by Henry Nelson O’Nell, 1857 and 1858, of soldiers going off from London to fight in India during the Indian Mutiny and then coming back all injured.

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The door to the Newgate Prison cell. Whoa!.

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Old Father time…1780. Found on top of St. Giles Church, Cripplegate…

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Welclose Prison wooden walls. This was a holding area..and you can see what the prisoners awaiting trial for debts scratched on the walls.

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That is one serious hat

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And beard

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A store…

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One of the earliest urinals

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wandering the streets of old 19th century London

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A bank manager’s desk

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fascinating stuff you see

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ledger with a pair of glasses

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And the times

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A barber shop

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A lovely lovely clock, showing times in various back to 1860

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In the elevator

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A marble frieze from AD 175-200

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This iron chest, fitted with 6 locks, each whose keys were held by different men! cool…1400 AD

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For whom the bell tolls, about 1340 AD…and then soon after the Black Death hit Europe…devastating the continent. 

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A Triumphal Arch was erected in the early days of the Roman Empire in London..This has Mercury, Apollo and Diana..

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And another famous face

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A roman legionnaire holding a sword and writing tablets. A Soldier Monk photo 129-IMG_2420_zps34ee4e67.jpg

A beautiful sculpture..

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Hmmm cant say much about the hygiene levels in the museum tuck shop

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the lomographic wall, beautiful

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Very interesting sculpture..

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and the display continues outside

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A salt dispenser…

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Its a typical cold grey evening

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Quite interesting blue plaque..

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I am heading towards Moorgate

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The ceiling is a bit dodgy

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Some flower arrangements outside the Company of Gardeners…lovely

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the bloody monstrosity that is the Barbican

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lovely little roads and reflections

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Cameras, why do men make such strange faces when they are clicking?

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City of London

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Lovely balconies

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Nice mooch :)

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that’s illegal mate

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I am on the tube station, waiting for the train….