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Thread: London at Night

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    London at Night

    London from above, at night

    With the end of the Olympics in Beijing, all eyes turned for a moment to London, site of the upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics. While looking for good photographs of London, I was contacted by London photographer Jason Hawkes, who had some wonderful images of London, seen from above at night (from a helicopter, to be exact) - some of which which he's agreed to let me share here. From Jason: "Shooting aerial photography during the daytime had its own difficulties, you are strapped tightly into a harness leaning out of the helicopter, shouting directions through the headsets to the pilot. If shooting in the day can be difficult, night and the lack of light causes its own set of problems, but overcoming them is half the fun and the results can be stunning. I shoot at night using the very latest digital cameras, mounted on either one or two gyro stablazied mounts, depending on the format of the camera and length of lens I'm having to use."



    The city of London, at night, featuring the financial district, NatWest Tower, and the River Thames. (© Jason Hawkes)




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    Big Ben, above the Houses of Parliament. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Commuters and traffic at Oxford Circus. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The financial district, featuring the tip of 30 St. Mary's Axe, known by the nickname "The Gherkin". (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    A lonely curve of a city street. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    A busy roundabout junction. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The Lloyd's Building, well-lit. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Building site at St George Street and Maddox Street. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The River Thames, featuring Tower Bridge. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Waterloo and Eurostar terminal. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The London Eye on the River Thames. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    London's financial district, featuring the Lloyd's Building and The Gherkin. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    A junction on the M25 motorway. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The view above Canary Wharf. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Tower Bridge and the Thames. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Canada Tower and neighboring office buildings at Canary Wharf. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Piccadilly Circus with the famous Statue of Eros. (© Jason Hawkes)




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    Waterloo Bridge and the River Thames, also featuring the London Eye (center, seen from the side), the Royal National Theatre, and Waterloo Station. (© Jason Hawkes)


    http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/200..._at_night.html


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    Re: London at Night

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    The O2, formally Millennium Dome, now an entertainment complex in Greenwich, London. (© Jason Hawkes)




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    Looking West across the Square Mile showing 30 St Mary Axe and Tower 42, Barbican, with Westminster in background. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    St Pauls Cathedral, Paternoster Square, City of London. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Waterloo Station, Lambeth and the River Thames. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Closeup view of the glass roof of Westfield shopping centre, Shepherds Bush, London. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Close view of the London Eye, the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe at a height of 135 meters (443 ft). (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    City of London, Finsbury Circus, looking across to the Bank of England and Mansion House. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Christmas lights down Regents Street, looking from Oxford Circus. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Training in progress at Chelsea football ground. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    1,200 ft over West India Docks and the Towers around Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs. In the far background you can just make out the lights of City Airport in the former Royal Albert Docks. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Looking West down the River Thames from Tower Bridge, with the City of London on the right bank and the Greater London Authority (GLA) building shown on the left bank. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Old Street, Shoreditch and Hoxton, looking East. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Closeup of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square near South Africa House. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The River Thames at Greenwich Reach showing the Isle of Dogs, Docklands and the O2. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Bank of England, Liverpool Street, showing all of the City of london with Tower Bridge at upper right. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The Louise Blouin Institute, West London. Gallery where the windows are illuminated in a moving spectrum of color. West London. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Canary Wharf Development at West India Docks in the London Docklands. One Canada Square, 8 Canada Square and the Citigroup Centre. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    CityPoint (previously known as Britannic House) on Ropemaker Street. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    The River Thames with The Houses of Parliament and Whitehall on the left bank looking over Horse Guards Parade to the West End of London. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Looking down Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus and Soho. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Looking North from the Albert Hall and Albert memorial across Kensington Gardens the Round Pond and Bayswater in the background. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Close up of 30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin and formerly the Swiss Re Building in the square mile. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    Stock Exchange Tower, City of London. (© Jason Hawkes) #




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    A view across Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, showing the London Eye on the right hand side and Buckingham Palace of the far left of the image. On the horizon line in the left of the image you can also just make out the arch of Wembley Stadium. (© Jason Hawkes) #


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