Taken during a wander around central london over the weekend, here’s a selection of shots taken around central London last weekend.
Door and pallets.
Print gallery, Photographers’ Gallery.
Old-school film for sale, Photographers’ Gallery. When I used my old Olympus OM2n fim camera, HP5 was my favourite black and white film.
Street art, Great Malborough Street.
With many Halloween parties taking place on Saturday night, large queues stretching into the street could be seen outside fancy dress shops.
Rather modest pumpkins, Berwick Street market.
Two floors of ‘New Beautiful Models’ await on floors one and two.
Mugs for mugs.
Tourist shops, Coventry Street.
I love this new work on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
The Guardian tells the story behind this remarkable sculpture:
Michael Rakowitz’s new work for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square shimmers, even in the rain and under a leaden sky.
A life-sized copy of the winged god that stood at the Nergal Gate of Nineveh from 700 BC until its destruction by Islamic State in 2015, Rakowitz’s replica in London recalls what has been lost and makes it new. Its scale perfectly matches the proportions of the empty fourth plinth.
Riveted together from 10,500 empty Iraqi date-syrup cans, the relief sculpture has a disconcerting exactitude, with its polychrome wing on one side, the sheer gold wall and cuneiform inscription on the other, the god’s implacable face, its ruinous majesty.
Tour guide waves his umbrella around.
Flag, Africa Day event, Trafalgar Square.
National Portrait Gallery.
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