On a cold evening this week, just before sundown, I was passing the above iconic view of the architecture, new and old, along the Thames and so Patti’s Lens Artist Challenge: Cityscapes makes for an appropriate post.
London is my city – but what do we mean by the term: ‘Cityscape’? As equivalent to landscape it can be inferred as the wide open view.
But these panoramas we tend to only see from the river Thames, from east to west
And besides a Cityscape is much more than skylines. Rather: ” Within the context of art, Cityscapes reflect various aspects… including buildings, urban parks, city skylines, and city streets. ” Art History
And so over the next couple of weeks or so I shall be photographing London from all these angles, from the perspective of one who is leaving it for good. In short I am ‘Scaping the city’.
And I hope to be going off into the sunset – euphemistically speaking
Joining in with this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Cityscapes
20 thoughts on “‘scaping the city”
The light in the monochrome East London shot is really nice.
thank you – had to swing a right to avoid the sun
Your layout selections are perfect; a sandwich of color. I look forward to your shots – never been to your city. Sorry to hear you are leaving it. Hope the choices make your heart happy, Laura!
glad you liked the sandwich – the advice normally is not to put the two modes together but I am always in two minds!
thank you for your good wishes too Jilly – it a decision I must make for many of the reasons you know of and I think I am heading in the right direction
I like your two minds and artistic inclinations. Re the new path – just imagine all the new things to shoot and write about!
made me think that perhaps my tendency for black and white is another form of writing!
Well, all great poets shoot in B&W; you, me, you… Yeah. 🙂
Thus, I suppose, you will be ‘Escaping’ the city. I like your shots today. I find myself a city dweller at present and escape into the flower and nature world as much as possible.
this city dweller was often looking for nature and I hope to find a little more of it where I am going
Where will you go? Big changes and upheaval.
yes enormous changes Diana – both challenging and exciting and a little frightening
going from metropolis to small town
from south to northerly
but there is a garden, albeit not mine to own, so more plant posts on the horizon
and the clue is not far from here
Your photos are always a joy to mull. I haven’t been around much, so I’ve missed much. I’ll try to catch up. You have a great eye. You also have a great voice as a poet. Cheers and safe travel.
very many thanks Charley – words of appreciation are just what I need right now in these personally uncertain times
I really like that last shot, you’ve captured the light beautifully I think.
thank you – its an odd light and was not sure about it
I love London, and your shots feel good. The Shard is surely a more beautiful view from your spot than from mine…and the last photo is a gem. The light and atmosphere..Wishing you the best of luck with your move!
thank you Leya for such heartening words
Hi, Laura. I am glad the challenge gives you another way to capture London before you move. Your shot of Farrington Road is my favorite! I love how you captured the essence of the city there. I hope it’s a great change for you and it gives you much happiness.
Thank you – feel pressured to capture more before I leave and your prompt set my camera in motion
I am glad it did!
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