Saturday Snapshots #39

by Jeanne on May 23, 2009

in London Life, Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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London Bus – April 2009

When you live in a city long enough and see its sights every day, your eye adjusts to them in such a way that you soon no longer notice the very things that first made the city seem so exciting and unique.  Sometimes, it’s good to spend a day walking around reacquainting yourself with the icons that surround you and rekindle that old excitement. And it doesn’t get more iconic than a classic Routemaster bus against the backdrop of St Paul’s Cathedral.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.

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Kit May 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Wow it really is a classic shot! With Trafalgar Square on the No. 15 too! And no weird adverts on the side of the bus… how long did you have to wait for that one to come along!


Joan Nova May 24, 2009 at 1:25 pm

What a great shot…I love the way the bus just pops off the page yet none of the background detail is lost.


Kalyn May 24, 2009 at 2:18 pm

What a great photo! Someday I will definitely come to London and you must show me some of these sights in person.


Manggy May 24, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Oh, I thought you rode on it too! That would’ve turned you back into a tourist, magically :P I so agree!


Natalian May 24, 2009 at 3:55 pm

I love the colour contrast in this shot as well as placing two iconic London subjects with each other! I will NEVER forget my walk up to the top of St Paul’s!


Rachel May 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Beautiful shot, I love the bright red bus against the gray. *sigh* I miss you London.


Pille May 25, 2009 at 7:30 am

Lovely photo, Jeanne! And I certainly enjoye riding these Routemaster buses – they’re really cool :)


Bellini Valli May 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

It has been years since I have ridden an authentic doubledecker…although we have one here in K-town, but not red.


Wendy t May 25, 2009 at 5:06 pm

You are so right about not noticing things after a while, love the bus, great picture!! :)


Claudia May 26, 2009 at 2:14 am

Great photo! Took me back to my brief stay in London three years ago when I rode those buses around to see the sights.


nina May 26, 2009 at 7:31 pm

This is unbelievable!!! Postcard style!!!


Green May 26, 2009 at 11:27 pm

Love London Bus!


Angela @ A Spoonful of Sugar May 27, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I have spent almost all afternoon showing this picture to Lucas :) He keeps running up to me and asking to see the red bus, while waving his two Routemaster buses at the monitor. I think it’s safe to say that your photo is toddler-approved, Jeanne!


Rosemary May 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

Wow – that is a beautiful photo. It really shows what I picture as England.


Elyse May 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Oh, your picture made me homesick for London. I got to study there my junior year of college. I even got to visit after college, but I haven’t been back in a few years. How I miss it! This picture is absolutely fabulous. I think it’s time for me to start planning another trip!


Anna May 30, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Wow! I just came back from a trip to London last night…I may have been ON that bus :) That is a stunning shot and much better than anything I took in my too few days there. Great job!


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