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London Through the Lens


The always lovely Carley over at The Kitty Packard Pictorial made a fabulous post yesterday of photos she took with her iphone during a walking tour of LA. I’ve posted some random iphone photos here in the past. She reminded me that I had a bunch of Instagram pictures saved on my computer. I love Instagram. It’s the perfect application for snapping pictures on the go and giving them an instant vintage touch. And the best part is that it’s free! I’m addicted to the early bird and lomo-fi filters. I’ve always wanted a Diana Lomography camera. They are so adorable and take great photos. I suppose they’re pretty impractical, though, since the film is quite expensive. Well, with Instagram, who needs fancy film, anyway? I also recently downloaded another popular photo editing application, Hipstagram, which is quite similar but has different filters. I’ll try it out soon and see what the fuss is all about.

These photos were randomly taken around London in the past few months. I hope you enjoy!

Spring in Hyde Park

London Fog

Oliver Cromwell at the Houses of Parliament

Horse Guards from St James’ Park

Classic film heaven! Left: Kino, Russian film pioneers at the BFI. Right: the classic line-up at the Prince Charles Cinema in Soho

Trafalgar Square

Archbishop’s Park in bloom

The house next door

The straw fox at the Royal Festival Hall overlooking Waterloo bridge. This thing is a bit creepy, to be honest.

Vivien Leigh in London. Left: Durham Cottage, Chelsea. Right: St Paul’s The Actor’s Church, Covent Garden

London by night from Waterloo Bridge

Westminster Abbey

Views from the South Bank

Bon voyage!


Kendra has been the weblady at since 2007. She lives in Yorkshire and is the author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait, and co-author of Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies (Running Press). Follow her on Twitter @kendrajbean, Instagram at @vivandlarrygram, or at her official website.

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Comments (11)

  1. Marvelous! London is such an ageless city and the vintage filters you chosen really accentuate that– the one you dubbed “London Fog” especially so. Were it not for the cranes in the background (those ubiquitous birds of London!) that shot could have easily been snapped a century ago. Bravura, medear! Your painterly eye comes shining through yet again!

    1. Thanks so much! It really is, there are so many photo opportunities! But there is also lost of construction going on in various parts that does ruin the skyline a bit, lol

  2. Great photos, Kendra You do love London and I can understand you only too well because I fell in love with this city at first sight..You have been able to capture London’s old fashioned, magical charm as only an artist can do.

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