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Is anyone interested in meeting in London sometime in August? If so, where is a good place to meet? 

 

Update: London Meetup will be on Saturday, August 10, 12 noon location to be determined. At this point it is a tie so either St. Paul’s or Camden Lock. Stay tuned.

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I would be interested. 

 

I'll give some thought as to likely places to meet up, as no doubt will others. Have to rush now to catch a train.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Lisa said:

Is anyone interested in meeting in London sometime in August? If so, where is a good place to meet? 

Interested . I presume something in Zone 1 should work as location.

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Royal Festival Hall at Waterloo has large areas suitable for meetups. They include chairs/couches & tables. You can bring food/drink to eat or buy it there and stay as long as you like. Just would need someone checking the area before time and then texting exact location to attendees. I used to hold meetups there. Pleasant environment.

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How about meeting at Neal’s Yard near Covent Garden? I’ve never been there. Open to any and all suggestions. 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Lisa said:

Covent Garden

With the tourists? nah 🙄🤣

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I'd be interested too. The RFH sounds like a good venue.

 

David

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10 hours ago, Lisa said:

How about meeting at Neal’s Yard near Covent Garden? I’ve never been there. Open to any and all suggestions. 

 

 

I like Neal's Yard but that is a general area and I think somewhere inside would be best.

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Yes please :-)

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mmmm....If you dont mind an interloper from Cambridge I wouldn't mind coming if I am able!

 

Kumar

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I'm good for anytime in August other than the 5th - 9th, as I'm covering for someone on holiday. Good to see lots of interest.

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How about on Saturday August 17 at noon, meet at the entrance to Festival Pier? It looks like there is a yellow ramp on Google maps that could provide shade and rain protection while we wait for the group to arrive. Then we could wander over to Royal Festival Hall together? Or do we have any better ideas???

 

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I take it you want to do some site seeing 😉😁

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6 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

I take it you want to do some site seeing 😉😁

Originally I envisioned a small group meeting at a place like St. Paul’s, as an example. We’d tap into each other’s creativity and interests, and photograph St. Paul’s reflecting in a rain puddle, or a water fountain, or even a beer mug, or reflecting on a modern glass building wall, or a parked taxi’s rear view mirror, or framed through a red bus upper window, or framed through a doorway, etc. Then we’d take some architecture shots like a stairwell, inside of the dome, macros, leading lines, repeating patterns,  etc. I have never been to Saint Paul’s, so no idea what to expect. Or is there a popular annual event every August in London that we could meet at? A news event that would sell later as stock?  I need some locals to help with suggestions.

 

Quick poll, do the folks who want to meet in London want to sit inside and chat, or actually take photos? Any other thoughts?

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Yes... if I'm in London then. My favourite area for photography (and good vegan food!) is South Bank. Camden Lock is good too.

 

Alan

 

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Prefer a bit more ‘gritty’ myself, nobody fancy Hackney Wick?

 

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When you all have the time, date, place and activity settled I may come along too. If you do not mind another Cambridge interloper.

 

I do not know London very well but should be able to find you. Course I could link up with Kumar for the trip.

 

I should be fully fit by mid August.

 

Allan

 

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On 29/06/2019 at 15:03, Lisa said:

Originally I envisioned a small group meeting at a place like St. Paul’s, as an example. We’d tap into each other’s creativity and interests, and photograph St. Paul’s reflecting in a rain puddle, or a water fountain, or even a beer mug, or reflecting on a modern glass building wall, or a parked taxi’s rear view mirror, or framed through a red bus upper window, or framed through a doorway, etc. Then we’d take some architecture shots like a stairwell, inside of the dome, macros, leading lines, repeating patterns,  etc. I have never been to Saint Paul’s, so no idea what to expect. Or is there a popular annual event every August in London that we could meet at? A news event that would sell later as stock?  I need some locals to help with suggestions.

 

Quick poll, do the folks who want to meet in London want to sit inside and chat, or actually take photos? Any other thoughts?

It may astound many of you that admission to St Paul's is now £20. I don't expect to see inside it again unless at some event.

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23 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

It may astound many of you that admission to St Paul's is now £20. I don't expect to see inside it again unless at some event.

And I think Westminster Abbey is now £22 . 😧

 

Kumar

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3 hours ago, spacecadet said:

It may astound many of you that admission to St Paul's is now £20. I don't expect to see inside it again unless at some event.

 

3 hours ago, Doc said:

And I think Westminster Abbey is now £22 . 😧

 

That is to help pay for all the photos you are stealing from their official photographers.🤣

 

Allan

 

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16 hours ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Prefer a bit more ‘gritty’ myself, nobody fancy Hackney Wick?

 

Scamp.

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On 29/06/2019 at 15:03, Lisa said:

Originally I envisioned a small group meeting at a place like St. Paul’s, as an example. We’d tap into each other’s creativity and interests, and photograph St. Paul’s reflecting in a rain puddle, or a water fountain, or even a beer mug, or reflecting on a modern glass building wall, or a parked taxi’s rear view mirror, or framed through a red bus upper window, or framed through a doorway, etc. Then we’d take some architecture shots like a stairwell, inside of the dome, macros, leading lines, repeating patterns,  etc.

 

Not so much tapping into each other's creativity as lending one another photography magazines so we can 'master' architectural photography by reading an article. Excellent!

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On 26/06/2019 at 17:17, Lisa said:

Is anyone interested in meeting in London sometime in August? If so, where is a good place to meet? 

City of London around Lloyds building/ Gherkin and also there’s a free rooftop garden at 120 Fenchurch (not to be confused with the skygarden at 20 Fenchurch which is also free but you have to book.). City good for old and new buildings, skyscrapers, leadenhall market. Tends to be quiet at weekends as the workers arent there. 

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