Gallery: odd (square) corners of London
If you have lived in a city for a long while, maybe all your life, you find yourself photographing its sights less and less, however lovely there may be. Do I really need another photo of the Tower of London? Of St Paul’s Cathedral? Of the river Thames?
Well yes, probably I do! There’s always a shift in the light or an interesting passer-by to make the shot at least a little different from previous versions. But for the most part when I venture out with my camera that close to home I am on the look out for something fresh and maybe a little odd.
That makes it the perfect subject with which to kick off Becky’s month of Squares for February, on the theme of Odd.
At the Oxo Building on the South Bank – man with a horse’s head ‘eating’ the ornamental grass
Spotted by some bins outside flats in Brentford, west London
At a wildlife photography exhibition
At the same wildlife photography exhibition
A Faulty Towers re-enactment in a Tube train carriage which I came across quite by chance while travelling one evening
Spotted on the Tube – I wondered what the foil was for as it looked so incongruous next to their outfits!
Sign at the Cally Fest on the Caledonian Road in north London
At Trinity Buoy Wharf on the Thames in east London – not a tree growing from a taxi but an art installation
I’ll be back with more Odd Squares later in the month, from further afield!
I. J. Khanewala
That street sign is a wonderful find
Ah yes, that’s a possibility!
These are fun! As always, you have a sharp eye. 😄
Thanks so much 😀
Becky has posted the Roundup of Odd Squares. Who knew we would be in for such a treat as yours. 🙂
Thank you for that nice comment and also for alerting me to Becky’s round up post, which I managed to miss!
All’s well that ends well. 🙂
Only in London eh? I love the eclectic mix of sights to be seen, though I’ve not been hi-jacked on a tube before – except by buskers.
So right Margaret, only in London! Just one reason I love living here 😃
A really fun and varied collection of shots. I would’ve loved to have stumbled across that Fawlty Towers reenactment on The Tube.
Thanks Leighton – that Fawlty Towers thing was a really surreal moment!
Anabel @ The Glasgow Gallivanter
Thank you 😊
Great shots Sarah. MIght be my favorite post this year!
The first one .. was it an actual person wearing the horse’s head or was the whole outfit a statue?
If you read my Bojack post, you’ll know why I ask.
Wow, thanks so much for that lovely comment Sandy, and sorry I’ve taken so long to reply – I’ve been having WiFi issues 😒 That man was a real man wearing that horse’s head! He was being photographed by a professional but they were both happy for me to take photos too. I’ll check out your link for sure!
oh wow these are superb odds, what a fun side of London
Thanks Becky, glad you enjoyed them 😀 I’ll have more for you soon!
An interesting group of photos. That Faulty Towers would have blown me away. 😀
I was totally surprised to see that! It was just a regular Underground train, I was on my way to a pub for a Christmas party two years ago, and there they were!!
Nice quirky shots!
Thank you – that’s just what I was aiming for!
Oh, I loved all of these Sarah. What great photographs, especially the girls on the tube! Do you ask for permission to publish after you’ve taken their pictures? We used to have to do this (newspapers and magazines wouldn’t use them otherwise) so I carried some ‘waivers’ in my bag. Most people signed and agreed but some definitely wouldn’t. In France, it is a criminal offence and the penalties can be quite high for publishing photographs taken without permission: this applies today.
No I have to admit that I don’t, or at least rarely. That shot was taken surreptitiously, with my phone on my lap, but if someone knows I’ve taken their photo and asks me not to publish it online, then I would res1pect that. The law in the UK doesn’t prohibit it if the photos are taken in a public place. However as you know I’ve used quite a few taken in Paris and only asked permission of a couple of the people – oops!
I should add that I wouldn’t consider for a moment trying to publish any of these for money or sell them. For that I would of course need a model release!
Thank you 😊
Thanks Malcolm 😊 I considered using the old mattress we saw on our walk through Shoreditch but decided some people might not approve of the language, and a few maybe not of the sentiment!
LOL The funny thing is, everybody else seems to have done what the mattress was telling him to do, but he’s still there – at least for now 😊
Surely it’s only a matter of time?!
The only thing that could stop it, is nor knowing who to replace him with