London Zoo


One of the oldest Zoos in Europe and a star attraction for tourists in London, London Zoo is absolutely HEAVING with lomo opportunities! From cute monkeys, ferocious (but usually asleep) asian lions to architecture both very old and very new.

London Zoo is a convenient walk from where I currently live, and being an animal lover, is a great place to go for a wander, preferably not in tourist season though! If you don’t mind the pricey entrance fee, you can spend a day wandering around snapping to your hearts content, and there’s no shortage of things to snap either! I recommend taking a few films. The only place I haven’t been able to lomo properly is in the aquarium, which isn’t flash-friendly. The Aquarium was also the oldest exhibit at the zoo, opened in 1852, although the current incarnation dates to 1921, it was the very first public aquarium ever opened, as is even responsible for the word – “aquarium”.

Many little historic points scatter around the zoo and its architecture, such as that famous picture of the now-extinct Quagga, taken at London Zoo. It still acts as an important location for animal conservation; a pair of very rare Asian Lion cubs was born only this year (2009). The reptile house was also a location for a scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!

I definitely recommend a visit to London Zoo (armed with at least several cameras and a few rolls of film) if you happen to be passing. I know I still have a few more rolls to develop from one of my many visits.

written by catx on 2009-10-18 #places #animals #location #lomo #harry-potter #xpro #london-zoo


  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very very nice ! But I think the word aquarium belongs to the antic Rome... Not sure...

  2. iloveverdi
    iloveverdi ·

    I really like #5 and #8

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