LONDON ICON

We did another London walking tour this week and as usual, the weather didn't co-operate. If the light is flat and grey (as it often is in London) then wide angle landscape shots are often uninspiring.

Shooting details of a place is one solution and of all the classic icons of London the tube or underground sign is probably the most well known. For this shot the bland sky worked to our advantage as it makes a good backdrop to the reds and blues of the image.

The roundel as it is known first appeared in 1908 and is actually a registered trade mark. According to the TFL site the underground carries 1,107 million passengers per year!

That's a lot of people!

The classic london underground roundel sign. Shot on Creative Trails photography walking tour.