London

A few photos from the weekend's trip to London - we spent most of the time in the V&A and I think we covered most of it! There's also a brief detour into the Natural History Museum, which I think is just a fantastic building. And then there was the Status Quo concert - a second reunion tour for the original lineup, playing just their classic old material. Regardless of what it's currently known as, the venue will always be the Hammersmith Odeon to me. Eventim Apollo my arse! All of the photos were taken on my little Panasonic compact, which explains why they're not quite as pin sharp a usual - the SLR kit would have been too much of a back-killer, as I discovered when we did a similar weekend last year......
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A London Trip

We took a trip up to London (our second in three weekends, after not having been for several years). This time the main reason was for me to go to a Status Quo gig at the Hammersmith Odeon - it will always be the Odeon to me, not the Apollo. There, I've said it. My name is Simon and I'm a Status Quo fan. In all fairness, this was the original lineup playing for the first time in over 30 years and I never saw that lineup play. They had also committed to playing nothing they recorded after 1976, which happens to be the point that I think they started going downhill. Rockin' All Over The World was the start of a long slow decline. Prior to that, they were a fantastic rock band. Anyway, you're here for the photos. We have three from around the Temple Quay area of Bristol - we allowed plenty of time for the bus to get there and...
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Meet The New Boss, Better Than The Old Boss

We took a trip up to London yesterday, for the first time in ages - well, years in fact. The primary purpose was to visit the Proud Gallery Ossie Clark exhibition, along with Mother and The Brother. Before that though, we had a wander - which gave me an opportunity to try out my new camera - a Nikon D600 with a 24-70 f/2.8 lens. We took the DLR to Canary Wharf, took some photos around there and then walked down to the river, under the Thames via the tunnel and to Greenwich. I reckon the last time I was there was about 35 years ago - the Isle of Dogs has changed a little! At the Royal Maritime Museum we took in theirĀ Ansel Adams exhibition. Some seriously gorgeous prints - the first time I've seen originals of his. The large print of "Clearing Winter Storm" was just fantastic. Afterwards, we headed over to Chelsea to see the exhibition - my dad's four...
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