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Winter in London: Sights and Attractions (January 2013)

Back in January 2013 I took a one-week trip to London. It was my first trip with the Mark II and 16-35mm 2.8L, so I was very excited to test them out.
I was unlucky enough to visit when it snowed and rained, nonetheless I was able to take a couple of outside shots. The weather was grim, so I decided to process my photos in this fashion.

London Royal Exchange
London Royal Exchange
Bank Station
Bank Station

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London's The Shard (Background)
London’s The Shard (Background)

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Man Looking over Thames River
Man Looking over Thames River
St. Paul's Cathedral & London City Skyline
St. Paul’s Cathedral & London City Skyline
Riverside & London Tower Bridge
Riverside & London Tower Bridge
London Eye and County Hall
London Eye and County Hall
View from Old Thameside Inn
View from Old Thameside Inn
Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
London Royal Exchange
London Royal Exchange
The Anchor Restaurant
The Anchor Restaurant
The International Shakespeare Globe Centre
The International Shakespeare Globe Centre
The Pinnacle
The Pinnacle
The Queen's Walk
The Queen’s Walk
The Queen's Walk
The Queen’s Walk

Another great place to visit is The British Museum, where you can check out a lot of great artifacts and unique pieces of our history.

Gold diadem over 2.000 years old.
Gold diadem over 2.000 years old.
I wonder what this represents...
I wonder what this represents…
Did not expect to see The Guy Fawkes mask on exhibit
Did not expect to see The Guy Fawkes mask on exhibit
Craftsmanship at its best
Craftsmanship at its best
The evolution of clocks
The evolution of clocks
The evolution of clocks
The evolution of clocks
A functional galleon made out of gold, with moving pieces and working starboard cannons
A functional galleon made out of gold, with moving pieces and working starboard cannons

Yet another must-see attraction is the London Science Museum, where you can play astronaut, see a real piece of the Moon and many other great things. Make sure to check the basement, where Google set up an experimental lab.

Spaceman!
Spaceman!
A miniature of... something.
A miniature of… something.
Closeup of an old steam locomotive
Closeup of an old steam locomotive
Cool stuff
Cool stuff
Cool stuff (part 2)
Cool stuff (part 2)
Cool stuff (part 3)
Cool stuff (part 3)
Old cars are good HDR subjects
Old cars are good HDR subjects
This is what (some) astronauts land in on Earth
This is what (some) astronauts land in on Earth
The Atmosphere Floor of the Museum. Learn about our current environmental issues.
The Atmosphere Floor of the Museum. Learn about our current environmental issues.

One of the things on my to-do list was to visit some of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants. I got to visit two of them, one of which was Jamie’s Italian on Threadneedle Street. The Tiramisu was by far the best I had in my whole life, so make sure to check it out.

Jamie's Italian on Threadneedle Street
Jamie’s Italian on Threadneedle Street
Jamie's Italian on Threadneedle Street: Interior
Jamie’s Italian on Threadneedle Street: Interior
Jamie's Italian on Threadneedle Street: Interior
Jamie’s Italian on Threadneedle Street: Interior

And finally, one of the smallest, weirdest and coolest pubs I got to visit in London: The Nag’s Head in Belgravia. This pub had some inexplicable warmth about it, check it out if you get a chance to.

The Nag's Head Pub: Interior
The Nag’s Head Pub: Interior
The Nag's Head Pub: Interior
The Nag’s Head Pub: Interior
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4 Replies to “Winter in London: Sights and Attractions (January 2013)”

  1. Elaine Massey

    Your photos are amazing! We are going to London next week for our first overseas trip! I am glad I found all of your great photos. It will inspire me to try to take photos even close to as well for our blog and for our memories of course.

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