London, empty

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On Christmas morning IanVisits got up early and took pictures of an almost empty London.

Embankment

London is never silent, not even at 3am, but on Xmas morning, it is almost silent. The background drone of aircraft approaching Heathrow has gone, and away from main roads, the streets lack the sound of car tyres rolling over tarmac.

Houses of Parliament

Bank

Trafalgar Square

Heading home, also a sound you never really hear now – the pealing of church bells. Not just coming from a single church you are nearby, but from all over the city as the sound carries far further than usual and surrounds you from all sides. Magical.

See more streets of London, sans people, in his full set. Quotes from his blog post.

Posted by Zack Sheppard
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