One of the best views of the London Eye is on the opposite bank of the River Thames by Westminster Bridge. After getting the standard shots, I experimented with the curve and swirl of the railing. Given this particular day was so cloudy I ended up editing this into a black and white photograph. The building to the right of the giant ferris wheel is County Hall. In the foreground on the left is a crowd of tourists waiting for a boat to take them on a cruise up the River Thames.
Tung Chung Crescent Apartments
This was the first thing I saw when I stepped off the bus and looked up. Having come straight from the airport I wasn’t expecting Hong Kong’s high population density to be so in my face. Especially on Lantau Island and not Hong Kong Island itself. Captured from the walkway in front of the Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal. These apartments are eight residential tower blocks. Here we see blocks 5 to 9. Built in 1999, there’s 43 floors with 2578 apartments across the towers.
Rainbow Crosswalk on Castro Street
This crosswalk is in the centre of San Francisco’s Castro District. It’s on the crossing of 18th Street and Castro Street. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride. The Castro was one of the first gay neighbourhoods in the United States. It’s a short walk from The Mission district and Haight-Ashbury areas. Whilst in the area I also visited the GLBT History Museum. Whilst small it’s well worth visiting.
Silver Tree Ferns
Silver Tree Ferns are found all over New Zealand, growing up to 10 metres or more high. As with many of the plants here, they are native to this country. Although very difficult to capture the silver of the underside of the leaves, the pattern that they create, especially when seen against a blue sky is very worth recording in my opinion. The silver fern is a cultural symbol of New Zealand, many logos, especially in sport, incorporate its image.