London Photo walk

04Feb

035/366 The Old Man, Broadway Market, London Fields

The London Photowalk takes place every six weeks, or there abouts, and we gathered today in London Fields. This was actually to be my first of two photowalks of the day.

Despite the freezing weather, this was one of the warmest photowalks I’ve been on – there’s not many places in London you will find such a relaxed atmosphere as you do at Broadway Market and people were happy for a bunch of photographers to get in their faces and take pictures, indeed, many seemed to enjoy the experience.

Here’s a shot of an old chap who was delighted to have his picture taken, but I prefer this rather more candid shot.

The Old Man, Broadway Market, London Fields


On the recent London Photowalk we visited the Shad Thames area which is instantly recognisable, even now, as the warehouse area featured in The Doctor Who series Resurrection of the Daleks in 1984.

If you venture off the main cobbled street you’ll find squares formed by the restored warehousing and flats. In one of these squares we came across an interesting fountain which had “sculptures” of various items set around it including this Nikon camera. It was with some amusement we heard a Canon user muttering that “…it should have been a Canon”.


The occupiers of the barge did seem to be having a great time on the Canal as they rather zig zagged down Regents Canal in London.


Leaving Regents Park you can walk down Regents Canal towards Little Venice. There are some serious mansions down this part of the canal, the juxtaposition of the multi million pound houses and this slightly down at heel barge (more tomorrow) quite struck me.

 


We took part in the London Photo Walk yesterday -we had a good look around Regents Park and Little Venice. So, we’ll start at the start – here’s a black and white image of one of many fountains in the park.