London and the City


Walking back to Waterloo station on the Southbank and the sun came out illuminating the dome of St Paul’s, I stopped to take an in-camera jpeg sweep panorama.

The City

from the Millennium Bridge

Millennium Bridge, London

After the Tate Modern last week, I crossed the Millennium Bridge, walking to the Barbican Centre. Here are a couple of standard views from the bridge.

St Paul’s from the Millennium Bridge, London

Manhattan Skylines

Central Park Reservoir, New York

We took a walk around the Central Park Reservoir with the light just perfect so I shot an in-camera sweep panorama looking towards the East-Southeast. Then, after about a 3/4 circuit, another shot of the southern park skyline with the impudent new needle-nose skyscrapers giving us the finger, below.

Central Park Reservoir, looking South
Chicago from Lake Michigan

After seeing the glass and steel architecture up close on the Chicago River, our tour boat pulled out into Lake Michigan to provide sightseers the opportunity to snap views of the skyline. Click on any of the pictures below to see them all bigger.

National Museum Roof Garden

Edinburgh, Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland has a roof garden with tremendous views. Above an in camera sweep panorama that covers only about 180º of the view. Below, a series of shots that will show some of the views a little closer. Click on any of them to see them larger.

Streets of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland

After the Parliament we continued our stroll through Edinburgh, eventually returning to our hotel. Click any of the pictures below to see them all bigger (remembering you may have to click the post title first if you’re seeing this in an email or via social media).

Arthur’s Seat

Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

The next day we climbed up Arthur’s Seat, a volcanic hill that is part of Holyrood Park. Click any of the pictures below to see scenes of our ascent full sized (you may need to click the post title first for this to work if you’re seeing this in email or on social media).

Fountainbridge Branch

Fountainbridge and Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Where we went we say lots of the grand Edinburgh architecture (see below) – even the decrepit premises betrayed the elegance of their former occupants. Click any of the pictures below to see them bigger (if viewing in email or social media you may need to click the post title first to see on the web site).

Palais de Justice, Brussels

The immense Palais de Justice, a building that looks like something out of Gormenghast, has been undergoing renovation for some time. We took an elevator from Rue des Minimes up to the level of the Palace, took a quick look and walked out onto the Place Poelaert which gives a tremendous view across rooftops of the area below. Click any picture to see them all full sized (you may need to click the post title, above, first if you’re seeing this in an email).