Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London by Matthew Beaumont – review | Books | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/10/nightwalking-a-nocturnal-history-of-london-matthew-beaumont

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the cheapside hoard – london’s lost jewels

If you are anywhere near the Barbican and have an hour or two to spare, try not to miss this fabulous exhibition at the Museum of London. It involves mystery, buried treasure and a thrilling history of the gem trade in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Once outside, I wandered along some of the same lanes and alleys that existed then and took the opportunity of photographing some of the old buildings which have survived until today and now stand in harmony with the City’s shiny new architecture.

Paternoster Square
Paternoster Square

Ruins of St Alban's Church
St Alban Church Tower

St Paul's
St Paul’s Cathedral

inside out

Looking through windows, looking at windows and looking into windows.
Olhando pelas janelas, olhando para as janelas e olhando dentro das janelas.

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View through the front window on top of a No 15 bus, looking towards St Paul’s.

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A well-known building and a street full of windows in the City of London.

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Trafalgar Square reflected in the window of an adjacent building.

stepping into puddles

With all the rain we have been having recently, it’s quite difficult to avoid the puddles! As well as jumping into them, it is also good to have a deep look sometimes.  The comments from passersby when they see someone bending over a puddle are quite funny too …

Com tanta chuva, as vezes fica difícil evitar as poças. São boas para entrar pulando e também para olhar profundamente. Vale a pena também ouvir os comentários dos passantes ao ver alguém curvado sobre uma poça para tirar fotos …

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winter solstice

A typical rainy street scene all over London this afternoon on the shortest day of the year.  Winter begins today and, yes, it’s already getting dark!

Muita chuva em Londres nesta tarde no dia mais curto do ano.  O inverno começa hoje e a noite já está caindo!

off the map

Pudding Lane Productions won first prize in Crytek’s Off the Map challenge with their 3D video game based on 400 year old maps of the City of London from the British Library map collection.

Voe por Londres no video game 3D criado por Pudding Lane Productions usando mapas do século 17 achados no acervo de mapas da British Library. Eu quero!