Monday, 14 September 2015

A short One

This is a short post which will take us up to the end of June. Nun Court is a very small alley just off Coleman Street, itself quite a long street which runs between London Wall down to Gresham Street. Nun Court is perhaps the street that I have walked past the most during this project, and have wondered many times how to get an interesting image. I finally got some inspiration one evening and was very pleased with the end result.

The rest of the images here are in the area south of St. Paul's. Dean's Court, just off St. Paul's Churchyard, us  another street I had been down a few times and struggled for inspiration. I think part of the reason is that it attracts a lot of smokers, who are not moving and just look on,  wondering why on earth anyone would chose to photograph there. This time I managed to get an Ok image, and the smoker was too busy looking at his phone to notice me.

Dean's Court leads to Carter Lane and heading west you could easily miss a very small courtyard called Wardrobe Place. Previously I photographed and blogged about the nearby Wardrobe Terrace, and it is here at Wardrobe Place that the Edward III moved the royal finery in 1359, from the tower of London.  For a place with such history I have certainly not done it justice.

A short way further along Carter Lane is St. Andrew's Hill.

Close by is Creed Lane and off here is a small lane and certainly not a square, called Ludgate Square. 

This leads onto Ludgate Hill, and from hear I headed west a little. On the south side almost opposite Old Bailey is Pageantmaster Court.Its a short street, featuring only one building on either side so does not offer many photographic opportunities, but on this occasion I was blessed with some good light.

And that takes us up to the end of June, and with it an updated map.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Oops, Way behind

Crikey I almost forgot about the blog. Now are up to June and there is probably not too many more posts to come.

The next set of shots were taken on a couple of evenings after work. The first image, taken on Broken Wharf near the Thames and just off High Timber Street, is one that made me laugh when I saw the scene. Its a group of charity runners queuing for the toilets before the race, all with "Crisis", the name of the charity on their backs. I couldn't help thinking that it would be a real crisis if there was not toilet paper. Perhaps that is what the guy on the phone is ringing for.

Also just off High Timber Street is Stew Lane and Gardners Lane, neither of which presented many photo opportunities. Perhaps I was cheating a little with Stew Lane as it doesn't show the street as such but instead shows a ladder leading down to the river. I was on the lane when I took the image though, looking down over a wall at the very end of the lane.

High Timber Street is a fork off Upper Thames Street and on the other side of Upper Thames Street is another fork, Castle Baynard Street. Castle Baynard Street doesn't really have a lot going for it  - all of it is under a tunnel, which then comes out onto Puddle Dock.

Close by is  a foot Bridge crossing Upper Thames Street which leads onto Fye Foot Lane, a pedestrian only lane which takes you to Queen Victoria Street. There is not a lot on this lane, jus the sides of some office buildings, but there some quite nice shadows were being cast.

Near to the first image of this entry is Trig Lane seen below. In the background is the Millennium (or Wobbly) Bridge and the Tate Modern art gallery.

That was the last image I took on that evening, but a few days later I managed to get a few more images, which are all a bit spread out as I was filling in some gaps. Doby Court, is a very small yard outside an office and is not much to look at - you certainly wouldn't visit it unless you were mad enough to do a project like this. I struggled to know what to take, but then quite liked the combination of the bright red road side and the metal behind it.

Watling Court, between Watling Street and Cannon Street, is another uninteresting street, which is currently blocked off at the Cannon Street end due to some building work. I did have a good chat with the lady on the left of the picture though, who was very interested in this project. If she looked at the blog she is probably wondering what happened to her picture as its so long since I took the shot.

Queen Street starts way up at a junction with Cheapside but leads all the down to Southwark bridge, first turning into Queen Street Place at the junction with Upper Thames Street.  Here as you can see in these final images of Queen Street Place and Southwark Bridge, there were some lovely shadows being cast onto the street by the sun.