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Old Posted Aug 14, 2012, 9:41 PM
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L o n d o n: Not Tired of Life (1)

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson, 1777


Yes that is a well used quote, it is fitting for a city of London's statue that a quote more than 200 years old is as appropriate today as it was then.

Many might be bored of London threads, and indeed have had enough London due to the Olympics. But what better time to start what could be a never ending series of London threads (due to the fact I will probably live here most of my life).....

London oozes life and energy. It is a vast and organic metropolis of people and ideas, of cultures from every corner of the globe. With more than 300 languages spoken in London, it is one of the only two (for my money) genuine global cities. When you are here you feel that you are at the centre of the universe, that everything that could possibly happen is going on under your nose. I don't want to be another arrogant Londoner, and I accept other opinions....this is just a thread dedicated to the city I love. That said, nobody could argue with London's status as a centre for finance, culture, sports, fashion, politics and trade.

Having spent 4 years living in Japan, I was initially reluctant to come home... ever.... Now I am back I realise there is no place I would rather be stuck in for one time. I like to move, I like to travel. But if I cant do that, then London is the next best thing.....you can travel across the world to any place you want without having to leave the city!

For me London truly stands tall with class and pride. You can find what you are looking for here, as it is too vast and organic to be one thing only at any one time. London is ugly, it is beautiful. It is rich, it is poor. It is old it is new. London can be as grand as Paris, as cultured as Florence, as gritty as New York, as cutting edge as Tokyo, as hectic as Mumbai, as dirty as Jakarta, as sprawling as Los Angeles.

This is my impression of the city I love the most.....

Needless to say, I am not yet tired of life......











































































































































































































































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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 1:12 AM
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We've had billions of London threads on this forum for more than a decade and this thread is one of the top threads to showcase this amazing city. Amazing work.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 3:28 AM
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Great pics! Love me some London.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 3:32 AM
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 7:31 AM
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A thoroughly solid showing. London is one of the best.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 7:52 AM
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Awesome, awesome set. You captured London beautifully.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:41 AM
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This is an epic thread. The photography is top-notch; it really conveys a sense of place.
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Beautiful pics, excellent work! Thanks for sharing.

I like your long exposure shots. Beautiful views.

Never tired of London. It´s an amazing city.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Like others have said, one of the very best London threads we have seen here.
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Wowzersssssssssssssss You've captured London beautifully my dude. I'm buying a plane ticket NOW!!
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Fucking hell! Awesome thread. London is looking awesome. Some great night shots and nice mix of people. Even a posed shot too! Nice one. YOur really making want to get up off my ass and go shoot some new night scenes.
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Blow away right now....just wow...
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Incredible set of pics! I will make it to London someday!
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Niiice!

Loved the views from Hempstead Heath and the multiple shots from around Archway Road.
And we don't usually see much of the BT Tower, or whatever it's called now.
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Very nice collection of shots! to say the absolute least...
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I like the photos.
dont know why , but the pics remind
me of the movie Eyes Wide Shut.

Is there a section for photos of the olympic park
that has new/good pics...>
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Amazing stuff! Love the people photos.
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Oh wow! You've taken a city I'm so familiar with and made it like I've never seen it before. You certainly make it feel alive. Thanks!
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