Cambridge is a great little city, but sometimes it is good to step out of the bubble. Yesterday Joanna Vymeris and I took the ten o’clock train to London. Our plan was to do some dance photography in famous locations around the city. We started at Piccadilly Circus, and then proceeded on foot from there passing a series of famous landmarks and making a few stops at museums. The National Gallery and McDonalds provided us with food throughout the day. In the afternoon we were joined by Helen Simmons at Tate Modern.
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Earth has not anything to show more fair: Dull would he be of soul who could pass by A sight so touching in its majesty: This City now doth, like a garment, wear The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields, and to the sky; All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill; Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will: Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still!
We had planned on taking some photos in the underground and from the top of the Shard, but that has to wait for another time. After nearly ten hours we headed back to King’s Cross to take the train back to Cambridge. It had been a lot of fun, many thanks to Joanna Vymeris and Helen Simmons.
This concludes one of my longest photo shoots. London, we will return.
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