Monday, 20 September 2010

Protest against the Pope

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On Saturday, between 12 and 20000 people gathered in the street of London to protest against the state visit to the UK by Pope Joseph Ratzinger. A demonstration of what Ratzinger had called the day before "aggressive secularism" which looked to me more like a pride parade with a political message.

Famous faces spotted on the march included John Waters (above) and Ian McKellen. The speakers at the rally the blocked Whitehall after the march included Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari, Dr Ben Goldacre, an openly gay Catholic priest, among others.

My pictures of the event can be found on flickr here. A photopool is available here.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

From the top

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Last night I was given the opportunity to go to the top of Strata SE1 and i certainly grabbed it with both hands. I took the opportunity to take pictures of the amazing views over central London (from Wembley Stadium to the Olympic Stadium via the Emirates) from the view terrace on the 42nd floor but also some of the power plant one level higher.

The picture above (of the Elephand and Castle) is a slightly doctored version of one of those pictures, using the fake tilt shift technique.

All the pictures can be found here.