Posts Tagged ‘Hyde Park’

The Gull Guard

September 16th, 2010

Gulls standing to attention.

I made these frames in Hyde Park, London earlier this year, each in a different location.

Gulls: Hyde Park’s last line of defence against the evil dastardly … fish? … the massing forces of which threaten the peace and harmony of the park’s waterways.

Who’d have thunk it?

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Silhouettes

September 8th, 2010

There’s something very particular about silhouettes. They can help convey so much mood, drama and mystery.

Here is a small selection of silhouettes taken in places as diverse as London, Brussels and Normandy, France.

Above is a the equestrian statue of Godfrey de Bouillon which stands in the Royal Square in Brussels. The statue was made by Eugène Simonis, and inaugurated on August 24, 1848.

Above is the British Machine Gun Corps Memorial (also knows as The Boy David), which can today be found in the central section of Hyde Park Corner in London.

I couldn’t help but wonder about the link between machine guns and the German Zweihander/Greatsword (Yes, I know. But hey, I’m into swords).

One of the 48 statues representing the Medieval guilds of 16th century Brussels and which can be found atop neo-gothic columns surrounding the Place du Petit Sablon. The Place du Petit Sablon was built in built in 1890, and is a beautiful tree-lined park in central Brussels.

A statue atop a fountain in Hyde Park.

A kite caught in a tree on a beautiful day in Normandy, France.

Pigeon on the rails. Seen in Hyde Park.

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Graffiti Town – Part II

July 24th, 2010

Carrying on from Part I, this is the second instalment of what I now hope to turn into a three-part series on graffiti, tagging and wall art in Brussels.

These shots here were taken in the underground parking lot of the building one of my friends lives in. The building was named after an English icon and so the running theme seems to be all-English.

According to my friend, the reason all this graffiti was done is as follows: The building was originally a hospital. After the hospital was relocated, the building was left empty for a time. During that period, graffiti artists took advantage and ended up spray painting goodly portions of it. Later, when the building was restored and converted into apartments, the developers chose to commission the wall art a selection of which you see here.

Nothing says posh like fur, clearly.

This way to the basement.

Public school, anyone?

Keeping the peace.

I’m guessing the area, not the football club.

Oddly, rugby was featured, but not football.

Car wash!

And of course, Ascot. I guess you can’t have walls covered in references to everything posh and not cover Ascot.

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Red MG

July 1st, 2010

Seen in a parking lot by Hyde Park, London.

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