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London – Where Modern Times and History Meet

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 medieaval city… On my little stroll through some streets nearΒ trafalgar square I just kept looking up and around, almost bumping in to some people on the street whilst taking photos πŸ™‚

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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.

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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 πŸ™‚

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Written by Cindy Vriend

Graphic designer and illustrator with a great passion for photography. Founder of JustC Creative Design Studio.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

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

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