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  • Your Favourite Blue Plaque...Ernest Shackleton!

    written by kylewis on 2011-09-25 #places
    Your Favourite Blue Plaque...Ernest Shackleton!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton CVO OBE was an Anglo Irish explorer and one of the key figures in exploring the Antarctic regions. I'm amazed to say that at the age of about ten, he moved to Sydenham, and this is where the Blue Plaque can be found.

  • Covent Garden, Somewhere to Spot Someone Famous!

    written by kylewis on 2011-09-24 #places
    Covent Garden, Somewhere to Spot Someone Famous!

    Covent Garden these days is not full of fruit and vegetables like it used to be but a place to be seen or to spot those that want to be seen! With so many wonderful theatres in the area, the craft market, and all the rather exclusive shops, it is an ideal place to sit back at one of the cafés or pubs and enjoy the ambiance.

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  • Sydenham Hill Wood and Nature Reserve South London

    written by kylewis on 2011-09-05 #places
    Sydenham Hill Wood and Nature Reserve South London

    So you want to 'escape the city' and feel like you can catch your breath, hear the birds, and run through open spaces that are not clogged with people? Head south of the river to what was once the Great North Wood, lying only 4 miles (6km) south of Central London.

  • Changing of the Guard At The Tower of London

    written by kylewis on 2011-08-29 #places
    Changing of the Guard At The Tower of London

    The Tower of London is a wonderful place to visit, it is steeped in history and has its fair share of gore - if you like that sort of thing. The Crown Jewels are kept here and some incredible armour, there are also the Yeoman Warders that guard the tower along with the Ravens.

  • Brixton Village: A Cosmopolitan Dream

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-24 #places
    Brixton Village: A Cosmopolitan Dream

    Brixton Village is changing. It is growing in a funky, hip, and very appealing way. The pop-up-shops are really popping and the market is there for all your provisions. You have to visit just to soak up the atmosphere.

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  • The Vintage Shop: A Hidden Wonder in SE22!

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-24 #places
    The Vintage Shop: A Hidden Wonder in SE22!

    Behind a plain wall in an unassuming East Dulwich Road lies a wonder to behold. If you are into collectibles of all types, there will be something in here that you just have to buy. Of course, it's also a dream location for pics!

  • Funky Fun & Vintage in North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-23 #places
    Funky Fun & Vintage in North Cross Road, East Dulwich SE22

    North Cross Road always had one or two odd and interesting shops but it is now becoming a bit of a mecca for those in the area to visit on a Friday or especially a weekend. Here, you will find a melting pot of vintage, designer, junk, vinyl, CDs, galleries, food, café culture, welcoming pubs and coffee houses...somewhere to spend a relaxing Saturday lunchtime!

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  • Dulwich Picture Gallery: A Purpose Built Jewel in the South

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-23 #places
    Dulwich Picture Gallery: A Purpose Built Jewel in the South

    Dulwich Picture Gallery was designed by Sir John Soane in 1811, it was the first purpose built public gallery in England. If you go there you will see why, especially from the exterior. It houses one of the oldest collections bequeathed by Sir Frances Bourgeois RA, in the United Kingdom and mostly consists of Old Masters brought together between 1790 and 1795.

  • Horniman Museum: Built for the People

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-23 #places
    Horniman Museum: Built for the People

    The Horniman Museum and gardens stand on the brow of the hill in Forest Hill, South London. The museum has unique collections of musical instruments, artifacts from around the world, and enough stuffed animals to make a taxidermist squirm!

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  • How To Make a Double Matchbox Pinhole Camera

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-23 #gear #tutorials
    How To Make a Double Matchbox Pinhole Camera

    World Pinhole Photography Day/Week is coming up on the 24th of April and I wanted to share a 'How to make' with you all. Some years ago I put together two matchboxes and made a bizarre panoramic double image mash up cam which allows you to overlap, multi expose or juxtapose different images together. If you embrace a challenge and love the unexpected, then this is the cam for you.

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  • Ruskin Park Denmark Hill SE5

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-22 #places
    Ruskin Park Denmark Hill SE5

    Ruskin Park is an open space set between three very densely populated areas in South London. It is an award-winning Edwardian park with many different features. A perfect place to escape on a Sunday afternoon with your partner and have a picnic in the ornamental gardens.

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  • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Somewhere Romantic to Cuddle Up!

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-19 #places
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Somewhere Romantic to Cuddle Up!

    The Globe Theatre is a wonder, a vision on the South bank of the Thames, founded by actor/director Sam Wanamaker. It is a playhouse out of time but very much needed in our time. Dedicated to showing performances of Shakespeare, it is a theatre of international importance not just for its historical reconstruction. It's also a wonderful place to get romantic in a balcony!

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  • A Place to Eat Fried Chicken or Not!

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-17 #places
    A Place to Eat Fried Chicken or Not!

    So you want to eat fried chicken? Well there are some places that you should and others that you really should not! Of course we all want quick food but then that's not always the best or healthiest option. Here we have some examples of where not to go and where to go all within a few hundred feet of each other!

  • Diana Clone Featured in Guardian

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-11 #news
    Diana Clone Featured in Guardian

    Opening the Guardian supplement was a nice surprise this morning...

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  • The Scoop and the GLA Building

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-09 #places
    The Scoop and the GLA Building

    The Scoop is London's own version of an outdoor amphitheatre, a wonderful place to see a variety of often free events brought to you by More London.

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  • Feeding the Pigeons...in Dulwich Park

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-07 #places
    Feeding the Pigeons...in Dulwich Park

    One of the more salubrious places to be seen feeding the pigeons in South London is Dulwich Park. A wonderful park to visit and join the 'yummy mummies' in clearing out your old bread or your very best wholemeal and share it with the birds!

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  • Greenwich Once A Royal Abode

    written by kylewis on 2011-04-03 #places
    Greenwich Once A Royal Abode

    Greenwich in South London is bestowed with the important title of Royal, not many towns in the U.K. can claim this privilege. Architecturally it is very important and has many beautiful if not grand, buildings to see. Always busy, it is full of interest both for its views, park, architecture, and its markets. It is of course, known for the fact that it is on the Meridian and that is why we have Greenwich Mean Time!

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  • Wasabi: A Little Bit of Japan in London

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-30 #places
    Wasabi: A Little Bit of Japan in London

    If you want crisp, clean, and funky then Wasabi is the place for you. This food outlet, in my opinion, has it just right for a touch of Japan in London.

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  • (Req. LCG HIT) Somewhere You'd Take Your Mum: The Royal Albert Hall

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-28 #places
    (Req. LCG HIT) Somewhere You'd Take Your Mum: The Royal Albert Hall

    Somewhere to take your mum, well it's got to be The Royal Albert Hall and if you can get it, go as 'poshed' up as you can and get a Box on the Grand Tier, so you can see everyone. Don't forget the chocolates and champagne!

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  • The Perfect Beach to Chill On...in London!

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-27 #places
    The Perfect Beach to Chill On...in London!

    London is a frenetic city, so for those of us that need to seek out a little time with our thoughts and not have to wear headphones then the place to be is down by the river. The Thames, despite what people may think is actually quite clean now and it also has some wonderful quiet little places along its banks that a person in need can retreat to.

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  • A Plastic Garden on the Bank of the Thames

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-24 #places
    A Plastic Garden on the Bank of the Thames

    Looking for somewhere 'strange' to chill out on the South Bank of the Thames? Head to the National Theatre where you can absorb the culture and watch the world go by.

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  • Camden Market, My Favourite Market (LCG Hit List)

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-23 #places
    Camden Market, My Favourite Market (LCG Hit List)

    There can be no better way to spend your weekend than wandering around this now world-famous market. It really does have something for everyone, old and young alike. It doesn't matter what 'tribe' you belong to, it is cool for all. Great atmosphere, food, and of course the clothes and knick knacks!

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  • London Zoo (Requested LCG, HIT LIST)

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-21 #places
    London Zoo (Requested LCG, HIT LIST)

    London Zoo stands proudly at the North End of Regents Park and straddles the Regents Canal. This is not just a zoo for the amusement of people but it has a history and it is such an important place of learning and research that it is valued all over the world.

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  • A Day with the Dinosaurs

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-17 #places
    A Day with the Dinosaurs

    A small trip south of the river Thames can take you many places but back in time is not one you would expect. Here in Crystal Palace Park, you will find you have stepped back in time to a land of Dinosaurs or at least a Victorian view of them.

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  • Chinese New Year in London

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-13 #places
    Chinese New Year in London

    It's the year of the Rabbit and London celebrates it in style with a major event at the heart of London's Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. Thousands came by to welcome the Chinese New Year by watching traditional dancers and singers plus all sorts of acts from China.

  • Union Chapel, not always for the gods! (LCG)

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-13 #places
    Union Chapel, not always for the gods! (LCG)

    The Union Chapel is no ordinary venue, it has a wonderful charm all of it's own. It is intimate, warm and welcoming. A variety of acts use this venue, everyone from traditional choirs to DJ's, comics and some fantastic alternative bands. http://www.unionchapel.org.uk/index.php Union Chapel, Compton Ave, London N1 2XD 020 7359 4019 ‎

  • XOYO, a venue filled with promise! (LCG)

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-12 #places
    XOYO, a venue filled with promise! (LCG)

    XOYO is a subterranean london venue in Shoreditch, It is fairly new but already has seen some very cool acts. It is also perfectly situated for a visit to the new Lomo East london Store! Perfect for gig goers, clubbers and gallery visitors. 32-37 Cowper St, Islington, Greater London EC2A 4AW, UK 020 7490 1198

  • (Requested Location) Pompidou Centre Paris

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-11 #places
    (Requested Location) Pompidou Centre Paris

    One day in Paris can be as long or as short as you want. We planned for a long day filled with as much sightseeing as possible, continuing on our flying visit of the main landmarks our next stop (even though it felt like a walk through) was the Pompidou Centre.

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  • Trafalgar Square

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-11 #places
    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square is central to London's heart but also to many Londoners!

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  • Notre Dame beside The Seine, Paris

    written by kylewis on 2011-03-08 #places
    Notre Dame beside The Seine, Paris

    The Gothic towers of Notre Dame Cathedral appear to loom out of the river bank of The Seine, lying in the heart of Paris on the île de la Cité. We were continuing our flying visit of Paris and the day was getting on by the time we reached here to find an amazing celebration taking place.

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  • Pigalle and The Moulin Rouge: A Day Trip Continued!

    written by kylewis on 2011-02-22 #places
    Pigalle and The Moulin Rouge:  A Day Trip Continued!

    Part of a day trip to Paris included many sites to see so as part of a walking tour we also did Pigalle in order to see the famous Moulin Rouge! If you are familiar with Baz Lurhman's film of the same name it will give you a feel for the area.

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  • The Sacré Coeur at the Heart of Paris

    written by kylewis on 2011-02-19 #places
    The Sacré Coeur at the Heart of Paris

    Only one day in Paris and what did we see? The Sacré Coeur is my first stop in our whirlwind tour of the beautiful city of Paris. As I came in from the Eurostar at the Gard du Nord it was the closest site so off we went.

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  • A Quick Visit to Japan at Japan Matsuri London

    written by kylewis on 2011-02-10 #places
    A Quick Visit to Japan at Japan Matsuri London

    Japan Matsuri 2010 is a festival that is held each year to celebrate Japanese culture in all its many wonderful forms.

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  • Festival Fun at the Hop Farm

    written by kylewis on 2011-01-17 #places
    Festival Fun at the Hop Farm

    A little visual recollection of the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, not so well known yet but showing some serious promise. The Hop Farm Music Festival takes place in a 90-acre field just outside of Paddock Wood Kent in the South East of England. It came about because the general feeling was that people were a bit sick of over branding and they really wanted a smaller scale gig that was about music and not sponsorship and brands. There is no special treatment there and children are welcome - and those under 12 years of age get in for FREE!

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  • Sheerness to Minster, a Beach in the Thames Estuary

    written by kylewis on 2010-05-30 #places
    Sheerness to Minster, a Beach in the Thames Estuary

    A stretch of beach where I grew up and a place that I still visit, this time with my family. Some of my best shots and series have been made on this beach! It can be busting with atmosphere!

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  • Chinatown, London

    written by kylewis on 2010-03-11 #places
    Chinatown, London

    Behind the heart of London's Cinema land Leicester Square, lies Lisle Street this will take you to our Chinatown.

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  • London's Beaches

    written by kylewis on 2010-03-10 #places
    London's Beaches

    Londoners do have access to a beach, in fact quite a few of them but they are not the usual golden sands and shingle of our British coastline. At certain points along the banks of the River Thames, when the tide goes out you will find little patches of heaven.

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  • The Pinhole Blender Mini 35mm

    written by kylewis on 2010-03-01 #gear
    The Pinhole Blender Mini 35mm

    A pinhole with a difference, if you like your images with a twist then this is for you. Singles, doubles, blends and panoramas all are possible with this little wonder. Small cylinders will not look the same again and straight forward pinholes will seem boring!

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  • London LC-A Party Victoria Park Picnic

    written by kylewis on 2009-06-29 #places
    London LC-A Party Victoria Park Picnic

    A steaming day of heat was topped off by a Lomo picnic get together to celebrate 25 years of the glorious LC-A.

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  • The London LC-A Party in Victoria Park Hackney Sports Day

    written by kylewis on 2009-06-18 #places
    The London LC-A Party in Victoria Park Hackney Sports Day

    A Lomo Celebration of the LCA in the form of a Sports day with a Twist!

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  • Carters Steam Fair at Londons Victoria Park Hackney

    written by kylewis on 2009-06-17 #places
    Carters Steam Fair at Londons Victoria Park Hackney

    After the Lomo Meet-up, we said our goodbyes and ambled back through the still bustling park, the evening sunlight dipping before us we headed for the exit.

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  • Doubles With You - kylewis and mephisto19

    written by kylewis on 2009-04-24 #news
    Doubles With You - kylewis and mephisto19

    A collaboration between kylewis and mephisto19, London England and Lindhorst Germany.

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  • London Southbank and The Thames Festival

    written by kylewis on 2009-03-28 #places
    London Southbank and The Thames Festival

    The Thames Festival or any Thames festival held in the summer to celebrate the diversity that is London.

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  • Southbank Culture Fun and Food (London)

    written by kylewis on 2009-03-26 #places
    Southbank Culture Fun and Food (London)

    A collection of images from mad moments on the Southbank with other Lomographers and some without!

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  • A Lomographic Ramble on London’s Southbank

    written by kylewis on 2009-03-25 #places
    A Lomographic Ramble on London’s Southbank

    14th March 2009 The first Lomographic meet up on a Saturday! Meeting at London's Southbank.

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  • Jerry’s I.D. (London)

    written by kylewis on 2009-03-13 #places
    Jerry’s I.D. (London)

    Jerry's, shop is totally unassuming, in fact it's so laid back you could miss it, situated at 49 Honor Oak Park in a quiet corner of South London, it is one of London's best kept secrets - this is the place to go if you like mid century modern furniture, lighting and other ephemera. Jerry is a modern treasure hunter, who bends over backwards to help you find that special item.

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  • The Crystal Palace Sydenham (London)

    written by kylewis on 2009-02-12 #places
    The Crystal Palace Sydenham (London)

    As you enter the park from the Anerley Hill entrance, the faded grandeur that was once the site of the reconstructed Great Exhibition of 1851 spread out before you, an expanse of neglected but still loved stone, archways; grand staircases and overgrown esplanades. Some statues still remain but only one is whole, this looks east toward Penge and Sydenham and the distant boroughs of London and the county of Kent.

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  • The Old Royal Observatory (London)

    written by kylewis on 2009-02-11 #places
    The Old Royal Observatory (London)

    Greenwich park, a world heritage site was the first of the Royal parks, covering 73 hectares, which is an awful lot! It is situated on a hilltop with impressive views across the River Thames to Docklands and the city of London. Behind it lies the open expanse of Black heath. The site is also a grade 1 listed landscape and a site of  Metropolitan Importance for Nature

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  • Reflections On Lomo London Thursday

    written by kylewis on 2009-01-24 #news
    Reflections On Lomo London Thursday

    These Doubles were done on the Third LOMO London Thursday, held at the Photographers Gallery. The theme for the night was Doubles and within that we had other shooting themes, the second layer on this roll was "Reflections." I did the second layer and "saraCMYK":http://beta.lomography.com/homes/saraCMYK did the first. The film was Fuji Provia RHPIII expired. It was great fun. Come and join us next time :)

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  • National Maritime Museum and Naval College

    written by kylewis on 2008-12-25 #places
    National Maritime Museum and Naval College

    The National Maritime Museum is a stunning piece of Architecture which spans the lower levels of the slopes of Greenwich Park. Running parallel to the River Thames, it also includes the 17th century Queens House.

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