the new overshadowing the old

The Albert, 52 Victoria Street, London. built in 1862 and named after Queen Victoria’s husband, the Prince Consort, the pub has survived the Blitz and 1960’s redevelopment remaining virtually in its original form and stands today in stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers that loom menacingly over it. November 2012.

no photographs please!

upon entering the National Portrait Gallery my camera and I were duly greeted with the “no photography” sign. being the upstanding citizen that I am, I popped my lens cap on and wandered in. being the camera-addict that I am, however, meant that I couldn’t resist this image from the ladies loo!