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A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

The year’s last visit to London’s South Bank…

The IMAX cinema illuminated...

The IMAX cinema illuminated…


A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond...

A semi-abstract composition with a South Bank fountain in the foreground and the Queen Elizabeth Hall beyond…


This week's Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too :)

This week’s Friday Tonic gig, in the Clore Ballroom of the Royal Festival Hall, between 5.30 pm and 7.00 pm, was The Liane Carroll Trio, and excellent they were too ๐Ÿ™‚


The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later...

The music was initially jazz standards, but became more diversified later…


Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren't visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)...

Apologies there are no photos of the the guitarist (Roger Carey) and drummer (Mark Fletcher) here, but they weren’t visible from where I was sitting on the floor ;)…


Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song 'Fever' in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)...

Liane was seated at the piano throughout, with the exception of one song ‘Fever’ in which she encouraged an audience singalong :)…


The set finished with the Trio's version of 'Fairytale of New York', as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl...

The set finished with the Trio’s version of ‘Fairytale of New York’, as popularised by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl…


The Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Queen Elizabeth Hall…


The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall...

The Christmas Tree in front of the Queen Elizabeth Hall…

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5 thoughts on “The year’s last visit to London’s South Bank…

  1. Nice photos! The one of the IMAX looks really cool!

  2. Yes, I shall probably go there to watch ‘Life of Pi’ in the New Year…:)

  3. secret squirrel on said:

    More wonderful pics of London, that take me back to the old days. Even though there are obviously added extras to my time there ~ the London ambience is always presentin the photographs. ๐Ÿ™‚ Does that make sense to anyone else apart from me ~ haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It makes perfect sense to me, and I’m glad you find some of these photos evocative in that way :). Memory can be a powerful thing, and I just have to encounter a couple of words sometimes to take me back to a time and place. For instance, I know you had connections with Chilton Chine, and those two words instantly trigger evocative memories for me of a holiday spent there as a teenager many moons ago. The place might have changed almost beyond recognition for all I know, but it’s still there in my sub-conscious, and I guess it always will be ;).

      • secret squirrel on said:

        I know exactly what you mean. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I am sure Chilton Chine is still the same as you remember it. Tim spent a lot of time there I believe when my parents had a chalet (that was sadly burned down by arsonists! ) there many years ago. My younger sister and her family also still go out there with their nets most years……many happy memories of that place ~ as well as sad!

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