It was a pleasant walk back from Tate Modern to Whitehall. I pretty much retraced my steps by going west along the South bank and then crossed the river again at the Golden Jubilee footbridge. Then I headed south (west) along the river down towards Westminster Bridge but cut up to Whitehall through Horseguards Avenue. Once on Whitehall I started looking for images. I spent some time wandering around, looking at the seats of power, and the powerful people scurrying between buildings and in and out of government cars. But these people were not to be my focus. I was drawn to the memorials and the thought provoking flags at the Cenotaph which are such a feature of our history. Also from our history are the old red telephone boxes. While no one seems to use them any more to make calls, they are well used here as a tourist photo prop for holiday selphies.
I was also interested in the never ending security. When I was a boy you could walk up Downing Street (just off Whitehall) to see number 10, the home of the British Prime Minister. These days you are faced with very bleak barriers, heavily armed Police and yet more surveillance cameras.
It's sad, but not surprising, that out politicians feel they need this level of security.
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .