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(Great) Marlborough Street runs parallel to Oxford Street at the heart of the West End of London. It is a street I have spent much time walking up and down between The Photographers' Gallery (in Ramillies Street), O'Neill's pub (on the corner of Carnaby Street) and Regent Street as a route up to the tube at Oxford Circus.
I took a couple of reflection images this week, the first of The Photographers' Gallery (where I have spend way too much time over the years, at exhibitions and at WideAngleLondon Meetups) and a second a reflection of the punk picture in the window of the Liberty store. Liberty is holding (with The Photographers' Gallery) an In Your Face : 40 years of punk celebration and has some very nice images from the 80's in it's windows. The other image for this week was of the shutters of the M&S loading bay. There were some great shadows and these two figures were passing more than the time of day as they passed each other at quite a pace. I could have posted lots of other images from this street as it has a lot going for it. During my visit I saw a woman throw out a lamp for the rubbish collection. Five minutes later I saw the lamp being recycled by a young guy who walked it over the road an into the local pub! I also saw a wonderful bouquet of blackberry heads in the Liberty flower shop. I think I may start posting the ones that don't make it here onto Instagram so they don't go to waste (I'll let you know if I do).
My next location is Vine Street, which is just off Swallow Street on the north side of Piccadilly. I took a gentle walk down Carnaby Street then over to Regent Street and south to the cut through (under Veeraswamy's amazing restaurant) into Swallow Street and finally into Vine Street, which is less of a road and more of a smoking area for the staff of the local hotel. More about this next week. . .
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .