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So on Tuesday 8th of January 2012 I got excited by the nice and sunny weather and decided to cycle down to Battersea to see the power station, obviously I got some nice views along the way and decided to get pictures on the way too leaving me a 4-hours cycle trip down to Battersea from Camden and back, it was great. Got this picture down at Hampstead Road with Euston Tower, BT Tower and a well good London cliché doubledecker 134 on it, loving this one!

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Euston Tower! I can see this beauty from my window (just had a look behind me actually 😉 ) and flats down Hampstead Road. This picture is taken on the big bridge over the railway tracks leading from/to Euston, I think it’s an awesome place because you can view the top of the Shard and quite far into London from there – something you cannot often say unless you’re on top of Primrose Hill or Hampstead Heath. I also like the row of traffic cones as a little perspective detail!

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Warehouse in Camden and a new one under construction next to it. I don’t know why I liked this picture. Probably because of the perspective in it and the old/new contrast.

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Fancy Regent’s Park house Greekish-style with same sort of apartment block behind it, new Euston developments and Euston Tower in some sort of layer effect which I quite like.

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Houses of Parliament from Piccadilly Circus and a cab/bus/van looking like some cavalry ready to come and attack (quite a nice resemblance with everyday worries as a cyclist to be honest, lol).

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I have no idea what this building is but it is between Buckingham Palace and Big Ben and I like its architecture for some reason.

Felt like a tourist, so yeah I photographed Big Ben like an actual tourist. Blame me. Picture on the left: how many London clichés can you fit in one picture ;)? Big Ben top-right corner, doubledecker, Shell Centre, London Eye and a building that is apparently called Portcullis House. I had no idea there was some kind of park to the south of the Houses of Parliament but it was a nice place with a cool view and people relaxing on benches.

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Panoramic picture, yeah! Sometimes I forget the Thames makes a bend around Waterloo and I’m like “huh the City should be there right…… oh wait”. It’s in the center of the picture if you wonder.

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Some Vauxhall newish buildings, their pattern is cooler if you zoom in but my camera got the pictures blurry as it’s an old one, beuh.

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Random woman walking on a bridge with the City in the background. Stupid car in the right-lower corner should not have been there.

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Battersea power station! Awesome example of derelict old industrial building. I really like old worn-down industrial buildings – don’t know why actually. Maybe cause it’s a depiction changing times – things that used to be useful are not anymore, but this one’s being refurbished right now and I don’t know what to think about that: I like it as it is, with windows smashed in, looking like a mysteriously rough and dark place but it is definitely a landmark you would want to retain.

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I like how there are plants growing on the left building, excuse me for being deep and philosophical but I see it as a metaphor for nature slamming the city back in the face for destroying so much of it.

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And of course I had to play with perspective cause that’s what you do if you consider yourself arty.

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I love the Shard and this pier had houseboats along it which I very much liked. I hope to live on a houseboat myself soon :). And the last two pictures: Battersea Power Station again and a bit of white-patterned Westminster houses.

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