66 Photos - Dec 11, 2011
Photo: Sunset in Albert Bridge on the Thames - London, U.K.

I have been wanting to photograph this bridge since moving to the U.K. but had to wait until it reopened once again to the public, which happened only a few days ago. It had undergone extensive work for almost 2 years. Indeed, one of the most beautiful bridges on the Thames, Albert bridge looks its best at night when illuminated by 4,000 bulbs. The lights turned on really early, around sunset, which made it even better. I shot this with an ND-110 filter at almost 3 minutes.Photo: Moon Rise over Norwich Cathedral and Quayside - Norfolk, U.K.

The night before the lunar eclipse, I was able to capture the glowing full moon over the quayside in this quaint town of Norwich, England. The town center was all decked out for the holidays and I had initially planned to shoot there, but decided on the last minute to head on to the quay, which worked out well because the moon rose just above the colorful houses.

Norwich is the capital of the East Anglia in Norfolk county. It contains a number of medieval dwellings and is said to contain more medieval churches than any place in England. Other than the imposing Cathedral with its towering spire, some of its landmarks include the 11th-century Norman Castle, the brick Clock Tower at City Hall.Photo: Big Ben and Houses of Parliament through Arched Passageway - London, England. © Yen Baet | www.YenBaet.com. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Sunset in Burnham Overy Staithe - Norfolk, England.

One of my favorite places to shoot sunset in England is in the parish of Burnham in this "staithe" or landing place where boats are moored in usually shallow waters.

Burnham Overy Staithe in the North Norfolk coast is a popular mooring site for yachtsmen in the area. The area where seagoing ships used to unload used to be further up the river until the river Burn silted up.Photo: Dawn at Salford Quays and the Millennium Bridge - Greater Manchester, UK.

One of Salford Quays' recent structures and now a major landmark is this footbridge called the Millennium Bridge, designed by Carlos Fernandez Casado. It was completed in 2000 and is located near the terminus of the canal at the old Manchester Docks, linking Salford Quays to Trafford Wharfside. Also a lift bridge, it has a lift of 18 meters, allowing large watercraft to pass beneath it.

Seen through the arch is the Imperial War Museum.Photo: Twilight Reflections of Residential Buildings at Salford Quays - Manchester, UK.

Another image from the same location as my last post, this time in a different part of the canal.

It's always great to find crystal-clear reflections, and certainly the waters of Manchester Ship Canal, which is nicely enclosed and undisturbed in this part of the docks, provide this nice mirror.

In the same area of the newly-installed MediaCityUK of Salford Quays, one can also find these set of luxury residential buildings, and more high-rise are still on its way to construction. Colorful and predominantly red, they surely are photographic and its glass elements are just what you need to enhance the reflections.Photo: Evening at Battersea Power Station - London, UK.

If you ask me, not only the touristy and postcard landmarks of London, but almost everything in the city is photographic, including this old Power Station located on the south bank of the Thames.

The Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station has two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building, the first one built in the 1930s and the second in the 1950s.The two stations were built to an identical design, providing the well known four-chimney layout. The station ceased generating electricity in 1983, but over the past 50 years it has become one of the best known landmarks in London.

You might also have recognized it in The Beatles' 1965 movie Help! or in the cover of Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour at the Brighton Bandstand - Brighton, UK.

Not the main go-to location in the seaside entertainment resort of Brighton, this Victorian bandstand is more popular for concert revelers and couples wanting to exchange their vows. The dainty cutwork design evokes romance and nostalgia, and makes this only one of a few existing Victorian structures in the UK.

It was a very wet day in Brighton when I visited: non-stop rains and thunderstorms which only tapered in time for evening twilight. I included the circular patterns in the ground and the bowl-shaped sculptures to accentuate the gracefulness of the structure.

The original design of the bandstand featured a bridge linking the upper promenade with the structure but was removed in the late 1970s. In 2003, the bandstand was forced to closed due to vandalism, but was later restored and reopened in 2009.Photo: Twilight in Tower Bridge with Canary Wharf - London, U.K.

One of London's most recognizable landmarks does not need a lot of introduction - the Tower Bridge is seen during one of those gusty and cloudy twilights after a day of rain, with plenty of light pollution to go around. Walking around London, after the much celebrated Queen's Jubilee, did not feel quite the same. You can almost count the people walking around and it all looks bare and peaceful. It's like London was being pretentious. I think I prefer it that way.

The gleaming Canary Wharf can be seen peeking through the bridge here.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Passing Double-Decker Bus at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament - London, U.K.

Another one of those landmarks that is easily recognizable and makes a great postcard shot. You always get a bonus when shooting the streets of London at night - the ever-present double deckers that run constantly make excellent light trails.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour at Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex - Eastbourne, U.K.

Just had a lovely time driving down south to East Sussex on a rare weekend with some sun. It was blustery for the most part, but at least there was no rain for a change. Eastbourne reminded me of Brighton, only much quieter and less crowded and better suited for a weekend where you just want to mix business with a bit of pleasure.

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One of the last remaining Victorian piers in England, Eastbourne Pier is a seaside pleasure pier in East Sussex. Formally opened by Lord Edward Cavendish in 1870, the pier is built on stilts that rest in cups on the seabed allowing the whole structure to move during rough weather. At the end of the pier is a tower that is often used as a viewing point during the annual air show. The city of Eastbourne, dubbed as the sunniest place in England, attracts over 4 million visitors a year.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Tower Bridge and City Hall - London,UK.

A familiar view of London's popular landmarks on an unusually quiet night.

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The City hall designed by famed London architect Norman Foster was opened in July 2002. It sits on the south bank of the river Thames near another popular landmark, the Tower bridge. The rounded, bulb-shaped city hall was designed to be environmentally friendly, and even includes solar panels. The unusual building has been likened to many things including Darth Vader's helmet, a misshapen egg, a woodlouse and a motorcycle helmet.

#London   #England   #UK   #TowerBridge   #Travel   #Photography  Photo: The Ballerina of Covent Garden with Iconic Red Phone Boxes - London, U.K.

Perhaps one of my favorite statues in London is The Ballerina. You can find this lifesize bronze statue in Broad court, opposite the Opera House in Covent Garden. She is the creation of Italian artist Enzo Mario Plazzotta and modelled after ballerina dame Ninnette De Valois. Irish-born dame Ninnette de Valois, whose real name is Edris Stannus came to London and founded a ballet academy and one of the first ballet companies of the 20th century. Having contributed a lot to the history of English ballet, she is regarded as the godmother of ballet and was named Life Governor of the Royal Ballet after she retired in 1964.

Of course, another British icon can be seen behind her in this photograph - the red phone boxes.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Holiday Lights at the London Eye - London, U.K.

An older photo but still remains one that brings cheer when I look at it.
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The London Eye is a giant 135-metre (443 ft) tall Ferris wheel situated on the banks of the River Thames. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom, visited by over 3.5 million people annually. When erected in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 160 m (520 ft) Star of Nanchang in 2006, and then the 165 m (541 ft) Singapore Flyer in 2008. It is still described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel" (as the wheel is supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the Nanchang and Singapore wheels).

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Newly-Inaugurated Shard on a Rainy Twilight, with Tower Bridge  - London, U.K.

Now the tallest skyscraper in London, the Shard stands at 309.6 metres or 1,016 ft. high and is now the tallest building in Europe. It is also the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom. This tower was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, best known for creating Paris’s Pompidou Centre, in collaboration with Britain’s Richard Rogers. The Shard was inaugurated on 5 July 2012, and is scheduled to open to the public in February 2013.

Of course, not to be out-staged is the iconic and historic Tower Bridge. A nice mix of old and new on the River Thames.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Empty Benches on the Pier at Sunset - Cromer, U.K.

An inviting scene at the pier and one that came in handy at that time. I found the other half of the pier with the Pavilion Theatre under construction when I got there, and with that irresistible sky, I had to be more creative and luckily found these lonely benches as great alternate subjects. The orange glow bouncing off from the hut on the right side was also a great bonus.

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Cromer Pier is located on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. The pier is one the few working piers left in the country. It is a very popular resort, both for visitors and photographers, more so in the summer when the Pavilion Theatre feature entertainment shows. Still worth a visit in the winter because of its scenic location, with its cliff walks and a charming town nearby.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour at Eastbourne Pier - Eastbourne - East Sussex, U.K.

Eastbourne Pier is a seaside pleasure pier in East Sussex that was formally opened by Lord Edward Cavendish in 1870. This Victorian pier, one of the last remaining in England, is built on stilts that rest in cups on the seabed which allows the whole structure to move during rough weather. At the end of the pier is a tower that often serves as a viewing area during the annual air show. The city of Eastbourne, dubbed as the sunniest place in England, attracts over 4 million visitors a year.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour View of Canary Wharf and the O2 across the Thames - London, U.K.

The lights of London often do not disappoint night photographers, and with the city's varied architecture, each displaying its own style, there are endless opportunities and many to go around.
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Canary Wharf is the financial district of London, and also known as the financial capital of Europe. Over 90,000 people work in Canary Wharf, which has 30 buildings with over 200 shops, bars and restaurants. It is also known for having UK's three tallest buildings: One Canada Square at 774 ft., followed by 8 Canada Square and the Citigroup Centre, both at 654 ft.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Lighthouse on the Bottom of the Cliff of Beachy Head - Eastbourne, UK.

Famous for being the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, the cliff of Beachy Head is also infamous for being one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world. Just a few days before my visit to this location, another life has been lost. The white cliff rises to 162 meters or 530 ft. above sea level. On a clear day in England, which means never if you're a pessimist, the peak allows views of the southeast coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. The cliff of Beach Head is also a popular setting for music videos, TV shows and movies such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and James Bond's The Living Daylights.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Pier at Sunset - Cromer, UK.

A lovely, temperate day and another photographic scene at Cromer Pier during a colorful sunset. Summer in England should always be like this.
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Cromer Pier is located on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. The pier is one the few working piers left in the country. It is a very popular resort, both for visitors and photographers, more so in the summer when the Pavilion Theatre feature entertainment shows. Still worth a visit in the winter because of its scenic location, with its cliff walks and a charming town nearby.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge - London, U.K.

Let The Games Begin!
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The Tower Bridge is one of London's most recognizable and most visited icons, but many still mistakenly call it the London Bridge. The London bridge is actually the next bridge upstream on the Thames. There is an urban legend attached to this confusion. Story has been told that when the old London Bridge was bought by Robert McCulloch in 1968, he thought he was buying the Tower Bridge. Because the actual London Bridge seemed to be falling apart, the bridge was brought to Lake Havasu in Arizona for restoration.

The Tower Bridge, a combined bascule suspension bridge with two distinct towers got its name from the nearby Tower of London.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Colored Lights on the Millennium Bridge, with St. Paul's - London, U.K.

The London Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian-only steel suspension bridge crossing the Thames and linking Bankside with the City. It is also referred as the "Wobbly Bridge" after an uncomfortable, swaying motion was noticeably felt on the first two days of the bridge's opening on June 2000. Attempts to modify the bridge to eliminate the vibrations were made and the bridge reopened in 2002. Other than being another architectural marvel on the Thames, the Millennium bridge is also known as the fictional Brockdale Bridge in the 2009 film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The alignment of the bridge is also such that a clear view of St Paul's Cathedral is seen from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Psychedelic Colors at the Millennium Bridge, with St. Paul's - London, U.K.

The River Thames is a colorful sight with several bridges displaying colors they don't normally show on a non-Olympic night. At the Millennium Bridge, lights change every few seconds and create a nice psychedelic glow.
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The London Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian-only steel suspension bridge crossing the Thames and linking Bankside with the City. It is also referred as the "Wobbly Bridge" after an uncomfortable, swaying motion was noticeably felt on the first two days of the bridge's opening on June 2000. Attempts to modify the bridge to eliminate the vibrations were made and the bridge reopened in 2002. Other than being another architectural marvel on the Thames, the Millennium bridge is also known as the fictional Brockdale Bridge in the 2009 film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The alignment of the bridge is also such that a clear view of St Paul's Cathedral is seen from across the river, framed by the bridge supports.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Passing Boat at London Bridge, on the River Thames - London, U.K.

There's a reason for the children's song "London Bridge is Falling Down." Over the years, there were continued warnings from children who claim that the bridge was falling down, and in fact, in 1962 it nearly collapsed. It was around that time that American Robert McCulloch bought the bridge and re-assembled it in Lake Havasu, Arizona. The current bridge over the River Thames, which hundreds of tourists and vehicles cross each day, opened to traffic in 1973 replacing a 19th-century stone-arched bridge, which also superseded a 600-year-old medieval structure.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotographyPhoto: Light Trails on Tower Bridge - London, U.K.

Undeniably one that's been done a thousand times before, but I can't resist the different colored lights on the bridge this time. And who could also resist those omnipresent double deckers that are always a big help in successfully creating this scene.
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The Tower Bridge, a combined bascule suspension bridge with two distinct towers got its name from the nearby Tower of London. It really does not need further introduction as it is one of the most famous and recognizable icons of London.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotographyPhoto: Beefing Up Security at The Shard Air Space, Sunset - London, UK.

For obvious reasons relating to the great event of the Olympics, they're beefing up security around the city, not only on ground but also in the air space. Two choppers (and more, not seen here) hover around the newest and tallest London skyscraper, The Shard.
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Now the tallest skyscraper in London, the Shard (also known as Shard London Bridge, the London Bridge Tower, or the Shard of Glass) stands at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high. The Shard is also the tallest building in Europe, and is also the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom. This tower was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, best known for creating Paris’s Pompidou Centre, in collaboration with Britain’s Richard Rogers. The Shard was inaugurated on 5 July 2012, and is scheduled to open to the public in February 2013.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Double-Decker Bus Speeding by St. Paul's Cathedral - London, U.K.

Sitting on the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, is St. Paul's Cathedral. It is one of the most recognizable sights of London, with its dome, framed by the spires of Wren's City churches. St. Paul's has dominated the London skyline for 300 years. It was the tallest building in London from 1710 to 1962, and its dome is also among the highest in the world. It has been the setting of many significant events in British history including the Jubilee celebrations of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, the funerals of Lord Nelson and Sir Winston Churchill and the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour at Southworld Pier - Suffolk, U.K.

Southwold Pier in Suffolk, England was built in 1900. The original pier extended to a distance of 810 feet and finished with a T-shaped end. The pier end was destroyed by a gale in 1934, with the T-shaped end being swept away. More catastrophic events such as World War II and a major storm in 1979 reduced the pier to approximately 100 feet.  When the pier was bought by Chris Iredale in 1987, a major refurbishment program was started to rebuild the pier. This was completed in 2001 almost 100 years after the pier first opened. In 2002 the T-Shaped end was added, bringing the pier to a total length of 623 feet. This additional length now allows the pier to accommodate visits by Britain's only surviving sea-going steam passenger ship, the PS Waverley paddle steamer and its sister ship the M.V.Balmoral.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Lighthouse on the Top of the Cliff of Beach Head - Eastbourne, U.K.

The cliff of Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 meters or 530 ft. above sea level. The peak allows views of the southeast coast from Dungeness to the east, to Selsey Bill in the west. Its height has also made it one of the most notorious suicide spots in the world. Beachy Head also a popular setting for music videos , TV shows and movies, and can be seen in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" and James Bond's "The Living Daylights".

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Riding the London Eye into the Sunset - London, U.K.

Riding the Eye was never on my to-do list since I felt it was a very touristy thing to do, but I figured taking this shot will be something I might want to do sooner or later, so I gave in.
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The London Eye or the Millennium Wheel is a ferris wheel at the west end of the Jubilee Gardens near the Westminster Bridge on the South Bank of the Thames. It measures to a height of almost 450 feet with a diameter of 394 feet. The famous wheel offers a bird's eye view of London - a view that stretches for 25 miles on a clear day. When it was formally opened in 1999, it was the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, until surpassed first by the 520-ft Star of Nanchang in 2006 and then the 541-ft Singapore Flyer in 2008. London Eye is visited by over 3.5 million people annually.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Gusty Afternoon at the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs - Eastbourne, U.K.

The chalk cliffs of Seven Sisters run east from Seaford towards Eastbourne in the UK. It is situated in the South Downs National Park comprising 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. The cliffs were formed where the South Downs meet the sea. Because of erosion, each year the cliffs recede at an average of 30 to 40 centimeters.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Portland Bill Lighthouse - Isle of Portland - Dorset, England.

Located in the southern part of the Isle of Portland in the county of Dorset, the Portland Bill lighthouse is one of three lighthouses that were built to protect ships from the strong tidal race and shallow reef. The distinctively red and white striped lighthouse was built in 1906 and rises up to 35 metres (115 ft) high.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Full Moon over the Butterfly Bridge - Bedford, U.K.

The Butterfly Bridge of Bedford in Bedforshire won in a design competition in 1995. The bridge measures at 32 meters in span, has twin steel arches which are inclined like butterfly wings to produce a feeling of containment on the deck and, simultaneously, an openness to the sky.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Lone Beach Chair under a Rainy Sky at Bournemouth Pier - Bournemouth - Dorset, U.K.

A real treasure on the Dorset coast and also a popular tourist attraction, Bournemouth Pier had humble origins going back to 1856. The very first pier was a simple jetty that was replaced by a longer wooden pier 6 years later. In 1866, cast iron piles were installed on the pier, but after a series of storms over the years, the pier saw many more additions and restructuring until a new design was made for a new pier by Eugenius Birch. The new Bournemouth Pier was opened by the Lord Mayor of London on August 11, 1880. It consisted of an open promenade that stretched to a length of 838 ft (255.4 m) and spanned about 35 ft (10.6 m) across the neck of the pier and extending to 110 ft (33.3 m) at the head. Also on the pier are a host of attractions including entertainment and retail outlets.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Afternoon Shadows at the British Museum - London, England.

Established in 1753, the British Museum is considered to be one of the world's best museums with comprehensive sources of images depicting world culture and history. About 8 million works in its permanent collection is among the finest and largest in existence. They come from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. In the center of the museum, one can find the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court. This two-acre space enclosed by a spectacular glass roof was designed by Foster and Partners, and has transformed the Museum’s inner courtyard into the largest covered public square in Europe.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Cotswolds, England. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com | Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography All Rights Reserved.Photo: Six Clocks by Konstantin Grcic at Canary Wharf - London, UK

Just down the steps from One Canada Square heading towards Jubilee Place, you'll come across these 6 clocks.This installation is based on the iconic Swiss railway clock. Each face only has one numeral and they are all set to the same time. Designed by German designer Konstantin Grcic who is better known for his furniture and product design, his style is both modernist and elegant.

A slower shutter speed was used on this shot to blur the rush-hour crowd. At 5:30 p.m. on a Friday night, everyone was either rushing to head home or party the night out. Shot handheld as there were a group of security guards just a few feet across from me. Canary Wharf is a very delicate place to be taking pictures, so I was on my guard the whole night.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight | Blue Hour at the Houses of Parliament - London, UK.

The Houses of Parliament or the Palace of Westminster can be found on the north bank of the River Thames, near Westminster Abbey and the government buildings of Whitehall and Downing Street. It is the meeting place of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. At the north end of the Palace stands London's most famous Clock Tower which many have nicknamed Big Ben, but in fact, Big Ben is the heaviest of the five bells in the tower. The Clock Tower stands at 96.3 metres (316 ft) and holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Sunset at Portland Bill Lighthouse - Dorset Coast, England.

Located in the southern part of the Isle of Portland in the county of Dorset, the Portland Bill lighthouse is one of three lighthouses that were built to protect ships from the strong tidal race and shallow reef. The distinctively red and white striped lighthouse was built in 1906 and has a height of 35 metres (115 ft).

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Lyric Theatre of the Lowry - Manchester, U.K.

The Lowry is a combined theatre and gallery complex in the Salford Quays area of Manchester. It was named after the early 20th century painter, L. S. Lowry. The complex contains a drama studio and two theatres - the Lyric and the Quays. The building, which costs £106 million, was completed in 1999. The aerofoil canopy at the entrance is clad with perforated steel and illuminated from the inside at night.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Twilight Reflections on Shakespeare Town - Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Stratford-upon-Avon is a historic town on the river Avon in the English county of Warwickshire, best known as the home town of the great English playwright and poet, William Shakespeare. Today, it is a major theater-going destination as the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. As such, it represents one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Sunset at Normaton Church in Rutland Waters - Rutland, England.

Normanton Church was built in 1826 to 1829 by Thomas Cundy who at the time was architect to the Grosvenor estate in Westminster. This Rutland Water's famous landmark was rescued from being submerged in the 1970's when Rutland Water was created. The lower part of the building has had it's foundations reinforced, with the upper part of the church now a museum.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Long Sutton Butterfly Farm - Lincolnshire, England.

An indoor butterfly tropical house which includes birds of prey displays, plus lovely gardens, an animal farm, and excellent outdoor adventure playgrounds can be found on this butterfly farm (unfortunately, it just recently closed for good).

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Covent Garden Christmas Tree - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com | Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Red Phone Box and Christmas Lights in Covent Garden - London, England.

The red telephone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It is a familiar sight on the streets of the UK and despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, red boxes can still be seen in many places and current or ex-British Colonies around the world. The color red was chosen to make them easy to spot. The red phone box with its crown insignia, domed roof and the helpful name TELEPHONE across all four sides will never be surpassed as a design icon.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Christmas Frenzy in Regent Street - London, England.

Home to a number of big retail stores including its famous resident Liberty of London, Regent Street is well known to tourists and Londoners alike, and famous for its Christmas illuminations. Founde in 1875, the main shopping section of the street runs about 3/4 of a mile, between Oxford Circus to the north, and Piccadilly Circus to the south.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Christmas in Oxford Street - London, U.K.

The Christmas frenzy hits the popular shopping streets of London, here seen on a busy Friday night in Oxford Street.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Christmas Light Curtain on top of King Street - London, U.K.

London is a crazy place to find yourself in during this time of the year, but it's also the best place to be during this time of the year. Here's some pretty strands of lights seen above King Street near the piazza of Covent Garden.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Christmas Traffic in Oxford Street - London, U.K.

Oxford Street is Europe's busiest shopping street and one of London's most popular shopping destinations with approximately 300 shops. It runs for about one and a half miles (2.5 kms) long. Oxford Street is home to a number of major department stores and numerous flagship stores including British major stores such as Debenhams, John Lewis, Selfridges and Mark and Spencer. Each Christmas Oxford Street is decorated with festive lights. The Christmas lights began in 1959, 5 years after the neighbouring Regent Street began the tradition. The lights were abandoned in 1976 and 1977 due to economic recession, returning in 1978 when Oxford Street organised a laser display.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Regent Street Christmas Illuminations - London, U.K.

Everyone beating that Christmas rush in the busy shopping streets of West End London.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Carnaby Street Rock 'N Roll Christmas - London, U.K.

Carnaby Street in London's Soho District goes Rock 'N Roll for Christmas, featuring the Rolling Stones.

For their 50th Anniversary, Carnaby has collaborated with the popular band for their Christmas installations. These consist of huge 3D spheres containing gold and silver vinyl records emblazoned with the band's iconic artwork and album covers. These can be seen suspended throughout the street.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Oxford Street Christmas Illuminations - London, U.K.

Hope you all get what you wish for. Enjoy the season!

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: Tower Bridge - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com | Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: The Emirates Air Line - Emirates Royal Docks - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: The Emirates Air Line - Emirates Royal Docks - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: The Cutty Sark - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: The Fun Zone at the Palace Pier - Brighton, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Hammersmith Bridge, London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Walking the Dog at the Greenwich Foot Tunnel - London, UK.

Measuring 1,217 feet in length and approximately 50 feet deep, the Greenwich Foot is the first suspension bridge under the famous river Thames. When it opened in August 1902, its purpose was to allow south London residents to work in the docks on the Isle of Dogs. It is now being are used by 1.5 million people each year.

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Join me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography.Photo: The Millennium Dome and Canary Wharf -  London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Blakeney Point - Norfolk, England. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Royal Pavilion - Brighton, England. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: The Crystal - London, UK.  © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Canary Wharf - London, UK.  © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Painted Hall, Ceiling - London, UK. © Yen Baet - www.YenBaet.com / Facebook - www.facebook.com/YenBaetPhotography. All Rights Reserved.Photo: Rain over Grange Bridge - Lake District, England.

The double-arched Grange bridge over the River Derwent was built in 1675 by the monks of Furness Abbey who owned part of the valley. The village of Grange is situated at the entrance to the ‘Jaws of Borrowdale‘, where the valley squeezes between Grange Fell and Castle Crag. 

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