Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pictures from London part 1 - British National Library

I have to go to the office in awhile to edit. It's an ungodly hour but its the only edit suite time we can get, between 12AM and 6AM. I hate it. Anyway, I have sometime to upload some photos.

Okay, photo time. I have a lot of photos of London in my flickr account. I'll just highlight some of them.


British-National-Library-panorama

This was one of the shooting locations in London, the National British Library. It's in Central London. The building is relatively compared to the rest of the buildings in London, build in the 70's if I'm not mistaken.

This I took with 2 photos stitched together. I saw a beautiful postcard in their bookshop that was shot from the same angle with a wide angle lens. I decided to do the same only, with a panoramic stitched photo instead. It was a clear and beautiful day.

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The library enforces a bag check so everyone who wants to enter has to stand in line. Not sure what they're looking for, probably explosives?



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Behind the library, you can see an imposing building. It's a hotel with a Renaissance architecture under going renovation.


I bought some posters and postcards from the library. The posters are old hand drawn maps of London and the British Isle. I didn't get to browse the whole library because we had a pretty tight schedule but I got to see parts of the library the public doesn't have access too.

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I can't show the other pictures because of copyright reasons but I can show you this. It's a copy of the Sejarah Melayu kept in the library's vault. I had a chance to flip through it for a few minutes. I've never held the history of my country in my hands with more trepidation!

*I just remembered, this picture of the Sejarah Melayu book is actually from the School of Oriental & African Studies at University of Central London, not the National British Library.

2 comments:

BeverLy's Secret said...

You have loads of nice photos too, don't you?

p/s: It's you, happy to see you again. Yup, it's damn chilly.

luxen said...

I do have a lot of photos but no time to put it all up. I just added it all in my facebook