London – Where Modern Times and History Meet

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On a recent trip to London I found some time in between meetings to wander through the streets. I couldn’t help but notice that there’s not one particular architectural style. And that there’s a lot of modern buildings amongst the historical ones. But somehow it doesn’t look unpleasant and it’s actually a nice combination that seems to fit the character of the city.

Some buildings in London even date from before the Great fire of 1666, which destroyed a great part of the medieval city… On my little stroll through some streets near Trafalgar Square I just kept looking up and around, almost bumping in to some people on the street whilst taking photos 🙂

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

Because London isn’t just known for all its main tourist attractions, but also for quite a few rainy days, it was time for me to find some place warmer and drier. And there’s lots of choice for doing that.

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

As a born Dutch girl I was delighted to see this lonely bike on the street. I’ve tried to cycle around London once on a Boris Bike. And I must say that was quite an adventure and a bit different from cycling in The Netherlands

London - Where Modern Times and History Meet

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11 Comments

  1. Julie Case says:

    Really love these refreshingly unique photos of London.

  2. Fantastic photos and blog that capture how I’ve often felt walking through London.

  3. This is a great post. I am studying in London and love how diverse it is, in every respect. The most obvious probably is the architecture. Nice pictures!

  4. Beautiful pictures. I visited London for the first time in February and was blessed with clear (albeit crisp!) weather. I enjoyed every minute in that city and can’t wait to go back!!!

  5. Brian Pearce says:

    Nice images Paul. I grew up in London (Earls Court & Fulham) but live in Wales now. I sometimes miss the London architecture. I think it is the larger scale of the buildings in central London which is so impressive. Despite it’s variety, London’s architecture still seems very largely Victorian.

  6. Mike Bradley says:

    Speaking as a Londoner, I love your vision, and will treasure your pics. Many thanks for sharing them with us.

  7. London seems so at peace and quiet in your imagery Cindy! Stunning.

      1. Simply stunning, thank you.

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