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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 🙂


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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London night-time views…

London's South Bank, from Waterloo Bridge...

London’s South Bank, from Waterloo Bridge…


View downstream from Waterloo Bridge...

View downstream from Waterloo Bridge…


View from the Strand northwards, towards Bow Street and the Aldwych...

View from the Strand northwards, towards Bow Street and the Aldwych…

An afternoon visit to the British Museum…and a free early evening gig at the QEH…

The British Museum, in Great Russell Street…


Lely’s Venus…and how many millions of eyes have now gazed upon her over the years 😉


The guitarist and double-bassist of the John Crawford Quintet, performing in the Front Room of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in the free, and well attended, ‘Friday Tonic’ gig at 5.30 pm today….

Friday night on the South Bank

Curious building in front of the London Eye…


The Royal Festival Hall Foyer: a card beside the knitted dolls reads, ‘Gothalicious, anon, HM Prison Send, Surrey (women), Needlecraft’


The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room…

South Bank curiosities……

Sweets of the World…in the Royal Festival Hall.

Curious notice in the Royal Festival Hall…but whatever, may they live happily ever after :).

The Queen Elizabeth Hall, where I eventually found some kind of refuge (and a welcome pint), from the crowds and the rain after last Sunday’s Thames pageant.

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