London June 2016

I had the wonderful chance to return to London once more.  The city never ceases to amaze me with what is new and its different approaches as I always find something different each time I am back there.  All the vibrancy that London has which combines with its wide history and heritage.

The characters that I encounter are always something different.  This is quite an unusual moment to capture!

The characters that I encounter are always something different.  This is quite an unusual moment to capture!

I was looking around to discover something new over the 2 1/2 days I was there and it is quite incredible just what I found in one day, especially whilst exploring Tottenham Court Road. I thought whilst walking along it that it seemed strange to see a group of people standing close together gazing at the passenger's side of a van!  Upon closer inspection, I had a lovely little surprise seeing a dog looking out the window!  It was a lovely surprise.

Typical British Summer.  A scene I had envisaged many years ago had suddenly happened in a split second which I'm super happy to record.

Typical British Summer.  A scene I had envisaged many years ago had suddenly happened in a split second which I'm super happy to record.

I do enjoy the rain at times as it can usually bring something different to the scene.  It certainly did whilst walking up Regent Street and got more than I had bargained for in the name of British weather!  A shot I remember seeing and wanted to try and create for many many years and in one split second... I got it!  It just goes to show that it can all suddenly happen in a split second!  The pools of water were certainly deep (at least 1 foot in places!)  The very heavy rain lasted about an hour and a half but had brought enough water to create some different views.  It was certainly worth sticking it out in the rain for a long time!

On my top list of wonderful stations is Bayswater.

On my top list of wonderful stations is Bayswater.

The British weather did not cease that afternoon either.  Later that night after exploring Aldgate in the evening after grabbing the tube at Bank, I managed to get the central line to Queensway where upon exiting the station, yes you've guessed it.. it rained once more!  After a long chat to a friendly underground station attendant, I decided to brave the rain and work on getting back to my hotel for the last night of my current stay in London.  The large pools of water were in abundance!  It was worth the walk through the rain.  Bayswater surprised me for many reasons, although an area of London where I can usually find the best price for hotels rooms for a short stay of around 2 to 3 nights, I had (wrongly) also disregarded the area for being an attractive area for photography as I hadn't seen anything that made me want to press the shutter or excite me so to go back and see Bayswater at night and especially in wet weather was something else.

Looking forward to my return to London in September for a group exhibition that I shall be a part of.  More details on the exhibition very soon!