London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and Halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Taken during a wander around central london over the weekend, here’s a selection of shots taken around central London last weekend.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Door and pallets.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Print gallery, Photographers’ Gallery.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Old-school film for sale,  Photographers’ Gallery. When I used my old Olympus OM2n fim camera, HP5 was my favourite black and white film.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Street art, Great Malborough Street.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

With many Halloween parties taking place on Saturday night, large queues stretching into the street could be seen outside fancy dress shops.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Rather modest pumpkins, Berwick Street market.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Two floors of ‘New Beautiful Models’ await on floors one and two.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Mugs for mugs.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Tourist shops, Coventry Street.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

The Hand & Racquet pub once stood here at 48 Whitcomb Street. See our photo feature on the pub here or discuss it on the urban75 forums.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

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.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Tour guide waves his umbrella around.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

Flag, Africa Day event, Trafalgar Square.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

National Portrait Gallery.

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

London street photography: tourists, galleries, street art and halloween, October 2018

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