Thursday, 23 September 2010

London in the rain from a double decker bus

I love this - it's exactly right.




















Couple more here.

8 comments:

Sean said...

Rain is pretty unusual for London, its usually 20 degrees and humid.

Gaw said...

London, England?

Sean said...

yup, the south east is a pretty dry place, get your geography books out, its all to do with the atlantic winds and the heat sink from the channel.

San Francisco and Sydney have much more rain than London, and when it rains in Sydney it really rains.

Hey Skipper said...

The art in photography is seeing the compelling image that everyone else misses.

Barendina Smedley said...

On days like that bus windows are so often all steamed up on the inside - so the photographer was not only lucky when it came to spotting and capturing the right image, but also in his / her choice of bus!

It's a marvellous image, anyway.

Gaw said...

I think that's right Skip - meaning you really should live with your camera.

Bunny, I hadn't thought of that but you're right. Sometimes when you used to sit near the door at the back of the old Routemasters, it used to feel like you were on a boat; you could just about feel the spray as it ploughed its way through the puddles.

Barendina Smedley said...

Thanks heaven, or at least Boris, that Routemasters still travel part of the No. 9 route, at least during the more tourist-friendly times of day - I'm sure there are other examples of 'the past was better' but it's hard to think of a more unarguable one than the 'evolution' from Routemasters to bendy-buses and their steamy, airless, charmless ilk.

Gaw said...

I realise now I was privileged to ride the 38 and 19 Routemasters for as long as I did. What a wonderful, everyday experience! I wonder whether Boris will bring them back - it seems too good to be true.