Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

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Amazing Then-and-Now Photos Show How London Has Changed From Between the 1920s and 2010s

The 1920s in Britain, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’, was a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, peace had returned and with it, prosperity. Continue reading »

Graphic Artist Camille Walala Unveils Les Jumeaux Street Artwork In Colourful New London Fabulous Style

Graphic Artist Camille Walala Unveils Les Jumeaux Street Artwork In Colourful New London Fabulous Style

Two pedestrian crossings and a building facade in London’s White City district have been given a new lick of paint as part of one of Camille Walala’s characteristically vibrant public art installations, called Les Jumeaux. Continue reading »

“Mersey Paradise”: Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Looking for Love (‘Anyone got any hairspray?’), 1983
"Mersey Paradise": Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Between 1982 and 1985, Tom Wood took photographs in the now-demolished Chelsea Reach nightclub in New Brighton. Shooting in the dark on busy nights, Wood evokes the noise and heat of the club through the bawdy, drunken and unselfconscious interactions of the customers. These photographs were only possible because Wood was accepted as a regular who was known to many of the clientele. Continue reading »

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) has announced the winning images in its annual photography competition. The 2020 winners show the important work of zoos and aquariums at an immensely challenging time. After months of closures, these conservation organisations are reeling from the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British And Irish Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Has Announced The Winning Images In Its Annual Photography Competition
Winner, Life in a BIAZA Collection category: The Boy in the Red Coat, by Robert Everett at Chester Zoo. Species: Humboldt penguin (and human). (Photo by Robert Everett/BIAZA 2020 Photography Competition) Continue reading »

NHS Angel Sculpture Unveiled At Sandwell Park In England

NHS Angel Sculpture Unveiled At Sandwell Park In England
Sandwell Council

A sculpture of a winged medical worker has been unveiled at a Sandwell park in tribute to the NHS and social care ‘angels’ on the the coronavirus frontline. Continue reading »

Dad Builds Incredible Tree House In His Garden For Kids For Just $150

Dad Builds Incredible Tree House In His Garden For Kids For Just 0

Dad Joe Rackley has created something truly special for his two daughters after building them an incredible greenhouse during lockdown. Continue reading »

Incredible Living Sculpture In The Lost Gardens Of Heligan Changes Its Appearance With The Seasons

This is the Mud Maid sculpture in The Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall
Incredible Living Sculpture In The Lost Gardens Of Heligan Changes Its Appearance With The Seasons
Pete & Sue Hill

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey in Cornwall, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The style of the gardens is typical of the nineteenth century Gardenesque style, with areas of different character and in different design styles. Continue reading »

Edible Anus Company Makes Chocolate Buttholes, And People Are Actually Buying Them

Edible Anus Company Makes Chocolate Buttholes, And People Are Actually Buying Them

The Edible Anus first saw the light of day in 2006 when the London artist, Magnus Irvin, made a range of them in multi-coloured chocolate to present in an exhibition. It was at the ensuing show that he met and formed a partnership with Mr Ritzema, a tall man of Dutch desent. Since then the two of them have worked together to make the range of products available today. Continue reading »

The Tiny Island Housing London’s Last ‘Coronavirus-Free’ Community

The Tiny Island Housing London's Last 'Coronavirus-Free' Community
Aaron Chown/PA

Home to 100 people, Tagg’s Island has remained covid-free during lockdown – and wants to keep things that way, as the coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on London. Continue reading »

Family Of Romanian Photographer Moved To A Small Town In The UK And He Started Discovering The Beauty Of This Country

Family Of Romanian Photographer Moved To A Small Town In The UK And He Started Discovering The Beauty Of This Country

According to Aurel Paduraru: “I am a Romanian photographer and traveler. Last year, my wife, our five-year-old son, and I decided to move to the United Kingdom. We needed something new in our lives, a new challenge, and a fresh start, so we found a small and beautiful town in the countryside and it happened. Continue reading »

Going Down The London Underground In The Later 1980s

Going Down The London Underground In The Later 1980s

Paul Baldesare was taking photographs on the London Underground between 1987 and 1990. He was drawn to recording life on the Tube network. Is that you or someone you know shoegazing or reading the adverts, keeping senses working under-time and waiting to exhale as you or they rode the Tube? Continue reading »

Photographer Captured Discarded Disposable Medical Masks And Gloves On The Street

Photographer Captured Discarded Disposable Medical Masks And Gloves On The Street

Dan Giannopoulos explains what drew him to start photographing the discarded plastic gloves he found on the street as the coronavirus began to affect the way of life in the UK. Continue reading »

Inspired By Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020

The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks are delighted to announce the winner, runner up and shortlisted entrants for our joint photography competition underscoring the importance of nature in our national parks.

The competition, around the theme of ‘inspired by nature’, drew about 1,700 entries via social media. Outstanding wildlife shots, landscapes and portraits from across the 15 national parks in the UK blew away the judges.

The dramatic winning shot from Peter Stevens depicts a rare osprey swooping in on its prey in the Cairngorms national park.

Inspired By Nature, National Parks Photography Competition 2020
Winner. Breakfast to take away, Cairngorms national park, by Peter Stevens: “This image was taken at Gordon MacLeod’s osprey hide in Aviemore, about 6am in July 2019. The local ospreys take fish from the loch to feed their young, before the long journey back to Africa at the end of the summer”. (Photo by Peter Stevens/2020 UK National Parks Photography Competition) Continue reading »

Kissing On A Rainy Beach: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs Of 1960s Britain

Couple Kissing on Street, London, England, 1960
Kissing On A Rainy Beach: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs Of 1960s Britain

Britain in the 1960s wasn’t all swinging, shagging and hair. There was condensation on the inside of windows, bomb sites that still looked like bomb sites and hadn’t been repurposed as car parks, trips to the seaside (now: ‘staycations’) to enjoy the damp, live on fudge and collect shards of glass from the sand, softened and sandblasted by the driving wind and rain; it was when ‘foreign’ meant former colonies, and people were only beginning to emerge from lives thwarted by poverty and war to coalesce around the telly for a diet of wall-busting popular culture; and everything was closed on Sundays. American Bruce Davidson photographed what he saw as he explored. Continue reading »

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail Issues Postage Stamps Celebrating Classic British Video Games

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail Issues Postage Stamps Celebrating Classic British Video Games

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mail has issued a series of official postage stamps that celebrate classic British video games. The stamps are available in a variety of collections and include such games as Tomb Raider, Sensible Soccer, Worms, Micro Machines, and Lemmings. Continue reading »

Unromantic Gypsies: Captivating Black And White Photos Show The Lives Of The Corke’s Meadow Travellers Who Set Up Home In 1950s Kent

Fascinating photos encapsulate what life was like for a traveller community living in Kent in the 1950s. London-born photojournalist Bert Hardy captured the black and white snaps that were published in a collection entitled The Unromantic Gypsies.

Unromantic Gypsies: Captivating Black And White Photos Show The Lives Of The Corke’s Meadow Travellers Who Set Up Home In 1950s Kent
Children boxing in a gypsy camp in Kent, England on July 1, 1951. Like all boys these gypsy lads like to try their hand at boxing. Encouraged by their friends they fight it out on Corke’s Meadow. Continue reading »

In 1909, The Strand Magazine Imagined What Would Happen If Giant Insects Attacked London

In 1909, The Strand Magazine Imagined What Would Happen If Giant Insects Attacked London

The Strand was a monthly magazine of short fiction and general interest articles, a sort of London version of The New Yorker. It was published in the UK from 1891 to 1950, running to 711 issues. The magazine’s offices were on Burleigh Street off The Strand, London, hence the name. Continue reading »

Martin Caulfield Services Some Of The Last Remaining Gas Street Lamps In The Capital

Martin Caulfield Services Some Of The Last Remaining Gas Street Lamps In The Capital
Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

British Gas engineer Martin Caulfield, 69, services and cleans a gas lamp in Westminster on October 31, 2011 in London, England. Caulfield has been looking after the traditional lights since 1982. There are still around 1600 left in the capital. Continue reading »

Last Pictures Of Sharon Tate Taken By Terry O’Neill In London, 1969

Last Pictures Of Sharon Tate Taken By Terry O'Neill In London, 1969

These pictures of heavily pregnant Sharon Tate were taken by photographer Terry O’Neill in London on August 6, 1969, three days before she was murdered. Continue reading »

Manchester Girls: Photographs That Celebrate Northern Women, Their Strength And Their Style

Manchester Girls: Photographs That Celebrate Northern Women, Their Strength And Their Style
Dean Davies and Vicky Olschak

In their series, Manchester Girls, photographer Dean Davies and stylist Vicky Olschak pay homage to the Northern women who shaped their youth. Continue reading »

32 UK Towns With Hilarious Names That Actually Exist

32 UK Towns With Hilarious Names That Actually Exist

There are two types of people: those who enjoy traveling and those who don’t. And there’s also the clash between them, with travelers obsessively trying to convert the non-travelers and non-travelers begging to be left alone on the issue. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019

Historic Photographer of the Year calls on photographers from around the globe to explore and capture the very best historic places and cultural sites that the world has to offer.

Whether it’s a ruined English castle, an underground Roman villa or the haunting beauty of a long-forgotten battlefield, historical sites are among the most picturesque places to photograph on Earth.

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Historic Photographer Of The Year 2019
Shortlisted: Corfe Castle in the clouds, England by Michael Marsh. (Photo by Michael Marsh/Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2019/The Guardian) Continue reading »

Liverpool In The 1980s: Photographer Dave Sinclair’s Stunning Images Show A City That Refused To Lie Down In The Face Of Adversity

Liverpool In The 1980s: Photographer Dave Sinclair’s Stunning Images Show A City That Refused To Lie Down In The Face Of Adversity

Liverpool in the 1980s were a time of turmoil and upheaval. Unemployment and economic instability led to widespread disquiet which culminated in public shows of resistance such as the 1981 Toxteth Riots. Liverpool also elected its first Labour council in 1983, who promised to stand up for what they saw as unjust cuts under the Thatcher government. Continue reading »

Incredible Vintage Photographs From The Gibson Archives Of Ships Wrecked On British Coasts

1874, Minnehaha: St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly
Incredible Vintage Photographs From The Gibson Archives Of Ships Wrecked On British Coasts

The Gibson family’s photographs of shipwrecks were taken in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Four generations of the Gibson family (1872 to 1997) photographed over 200 wrecks along the coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in south England. The Gibsons also compiled telegraph messages of the human and mercantile cost of ships running aground off the hazardous coast. Some of these are also featured below. The Royal Museums Greenwich bought the family’s work for £122,500 ($158,000). Continue reading »

Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

Pill, Newport, South Wales, 1974
Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

In the 1970s Robin Weaver was a newspaper photographer in South Wales. When he wasn’t covering hard news or local events for his paper, he liked to photograph the people and everyday scenes he came across. For years his photographs remained in his private collection but then, 40 years on, he revisited his old negative files, placing the images in photo libraries and publishing a book which he says is “a portrait of a unique place and time”. Continue reading »