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Memories of Central London

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Prior to Coronavirus rearing its ugly head, I was a very regular visitor to Central-London. I’d probably once a week but I haven’t been in to the centre of the city for over a year.

The Shard in Central-London
The Shard, pictured near London Bridge station in Central London, somewhere I haven’t been in over a year.

This is an image I took on one of those previous visits. That’s The Shard, pictured from just outside London Bridge station.

For those who regularly visit my blog, you’ll know I’ve been experimenting with Lightroom presets. This is an image that has been hanging around on a memory card for ages and I felt it should be possible to edit it and improve it, but I just couldn’t make it work.

I then started tinkering with presets and this is what I got. I like to think the results are eye-catching! Interestingly I think the office block and and the reflections of the clouds dominate the image as opposed to The Shard itself.

That aside, is there anywhere you haven’t visited in the past year? Maybe there are places you thought you’d miss, but actually you don’t? If I were to be quite honest, I’m quite happy not having had to deal with the delayed trains, packed Underground and other hassles of visiting Central London. Then again, I suspect I shall visit again in the next few months.

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12 thoughts on “Memories of Central London”

    1. Thank you ever so much. Yes it was the perspective that attracted me to the pic, but until it was run through the presets it just didn’t look right.

  1. Fantastic photo. It really is amazing.
    We have hardly visited anywhere over the last year. I’ve been to town 3 times. I used to go every week and to be honest I’ve not missed it. x

    1. Ah yes, I think we are all wondering why we travelled so much. Only thing is, I’ve only seen my mother twice in the past year. I’d happily not visit London as often, but every now and again would be nice.

  2. I haven’t been able to visit Dubai with any frequency, but I am back there later this week. There’s too many places in the UK I’ve not been to for 10+ years, but I’ve missed out on 2 visits to South Africa as planned. I want to visit the Shard when we’re back in the UK full time. I’d love to stay in the Shangri La there and compare it to the Abu Dhabi one #mysundayphoto

    1. You seem to be building up a wish list of places to visit! Then again, I think we all are. Good luck on your Dubai trip.

    1. Glad you like the photo Darren. I know what you mean about not travelling anywhere. I had to travel into South London for a COVID shot last week and it was a massive culture shock being in an urban environment again!

  3. I really like this photo. It is definitely the drama of the sky and the reflection that you see more than The Shard.
    My husband used to go to London about once a week for work and actually went this week for the first time since December. He even stayed over! I used to visit a couple of times a year for sightseeing and I really hope I get to go back sometime this year.

    1. Well Sarah, rather amusingly I had to make the trip to London (albeit South London) for a COVID shot the other day. It was quite a culture shock after not being there for a year! Hope you get the chance to visit again at some point.

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