welcome to the underworld

Who knows what lies behind the entrance to Strand Station? The allure of the eerie world beneath the surface of London:  abandoned underground stations, forgotten tunnels, deserted platforms, empty booking offices…

Quem sabe o que está escondido atrás da entrada de Strand Station? O encanto do mundo fantasmagórico sob a superfície de Londres: estações de metrô abandonadastúneis esquecidos, plataformas desertas, bilheterias vazias…

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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!

london eye

A few drops of rain don’t spoil the view from the London Eye on a mid-December evening. Down below, the city is brightly illuminated, boats and bridges are festooned with colourful lights, there are frost fairs and Christmas markets … The festivities have begun!

Umas gotas de chuva não estragam a vista do London Eye numa noite de dezembro. Lá em baixo, a cidade está muito iluminada, os barcos e pontes enfeitados com luzes coloridas, há feiras de natal … As festas já começaram!

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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!