Blog 54 - London V&A Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is a stunning building with old and new contemporary additions, from its early beginnings as a Museum of Manufactures in 1852, to the foundation stone laid by Queen Victoria in 1899, to today's state-of-the-art galleries, the Museum has constantly evolved in its collecting and public interpretation of art and design.
This was just a few photos from having 1hr free, certainly not enough time even look at a the galleries, if you come into the museum down Exhibition Road entrance and you will see a real mix of modern and old architecture.
Web site: https://www.vam.ac.uk
Post Code: SW7 2RL
Tube Station South Kensington
Blog 53 - Birmingham
Considering Birmingham is on my doorstep I tend to neglect photography here and its daft as really are some great places to shoot, not sure why but really struggle to see compositions in place I know very well or don’t know that well not sure which it is.
So the Cube Birmingham was running a photo competition, and the final day was today, The Cube is a 25 storey mixed-use development in the centre of Birmingham. Designed by Ken Shuttleworth of Make Architects, it contains 135 flats, 111,500 square feet of offices, shops, a hotel and a 'skyline' restaurant.
A good excuse to get the camera out on a cold Sunny Sunday so walked around Birmingham and got a few shots of the Cube and ended up grabbing a coffee and cake and felt better for a walk.
It's good to get out and shoot with a subject in mind what but no other plans, you have to be a lot more creative but its fun.
Blog 52 - London
London is a just great place for photography ranging from beautiful and historical landmarks, great architectural exteriors, breathtaking views and lots of people.
With London i always have a shot list that i want to get and today was no different i new with the limited time what tubes needed and where i had to get to.
London Clapham Junction with i think the only underground with island style of platform so trains roll either side of you
Tate gallery staircase just has to be photographed it has beautiful curves made out of raw concrete just art on its own from all angles looks good.
Just outside the Tate you have the millennium bridge and of course St Pauls went for a slightly different angle and went down to the waters edge for this one
Just a few street ones as i walked, always need a camera when visiting London
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