Saturday, 15 September 2012

London in Black and White

Dali Sculpture

  Link for South Bank London

Buckingham Palace

 Link for Buckingham Palace Tours

Regent Street

Nelsons Column

You could get a tour bus and see all the sights  or simply get a day tube ticket and go where you like.

Westminster Abbey

I thought I would show you how different some of London's famous landmarks look when photographed in black and white.  The buildings look more defined and I like the overall effect.  Why don`t you try using black and white next time you are sightseeing or taking photos of the family.

I am looking forward to going on one of the many Ghost walks and taking photos in black and white. I am sure it will create a more spooky effect and with Halloween not far away that should be fun.

Traitors Gate at the Tower

Would you dare enter this Gate. One side is London the other the darkest history of the city.

Friday, 14 September 2012

London Fashion Week - 80`s style

It is all about fashion in London this week so I thought I would show you some photos of 1980`s fashion. Just for fun.

The casual look

Wide flared jeans and patterned jumpers propably in early 80`s. Anyone thinking of wearing these jumpers as a `vintage` look they are awful to wash. LFW

I don`t think Nike would be rushing to sponsor this sporting group. Its McEnroe days and seriously 80`s

The Boys

Then we have the boys showing how to lounge around a bar in style. Suit jackets worn over ties with the then fashionable 80`s hairstyles.

Then its shoulder pads and big hair. Dallas on the telly for the first time.

White jeans and pink boots all the rage in Liverpool `85

The children show off the homemade pink dungerees and the combat jacket. 1986.

Childrens Party fashion

How dark the home decor was in 1985.

That`s the Reid fashion show over bet your glad its 2012. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Parade of the Olympian Warriors - TeamGB

Keeping the crowds entertained  before the Parade.

The Royals and VIPs assemble right  opposite us.

Princess Royal Ann and Edward Count of Wessex

Athletes Floats arrive in the Mall

Aren`t they amazing

Medals gleam in the sun

Athletes wave to the crowds

Wow what a day

What a fantastic day thank you so much Heineken!

I won this VIP day in a competition run by Heineken and it was amazing from the moment we were shown to our seats in the Mall. We had an excellent view of the parade and sat in the VIP seating opposite the royal box. Once the floats with all the athletes had passed we were able to join the parade.  What an honour to walk down the Mall just behind the athletes, half the government and the Princess Royal.

Flags medals and TeamGB

Once at the Victoria and Albert Monument outside Buckingham Palace TeamGB stood on the steps of the monument.  The skillful Red Arrows  flew overhead with steams of red white and blue smoke, a plane with Thank You painted on its undercarriage flew low over the Mall.  Everyone roared with appreciation for the past seven weeks of sport at its best.

What a Team

The Pet Shop Boys played their music and the glorious Katherine Jenkins sang the National Anthem.  Amy Armstrong and Noisette were also there to add to the party atmosphere.

We were then able to stand at the side of St. James Park and watch as TeamGB walked down the roadside. They showed people their medals and stopped for photos.

Once the excitement was over Henekien had arranged for their guests to head over to the grill bar in Waterloo train station. Cool larger and food was served to us by the lovely staff. It really was a privilage to be part of such a special day.

The party ends