The British Museum (QE2 Great Court), London, England
UPDATE MAY 2012 - #7 on Explore for 03.05.2012 - Had a nice surprise when I logged on so thank you very much everybody! :-)
Now another place that I haven't visited since getting my first DSLR back in 2009 and really I should of earlier than this as this place is simply amazing. Thankfully it wasn't too busy so was able to move around quite easily.
Again taken with my fisheye which I feel offers some unusual perspectives. This is a non HDR image and was always wanted to produce an image with a 'high key' feel to it. As the light was just beaming through the glass (yeah I know its rare here in the UK) it allowed me to produce this photo and also it gave it a nice touch with the subtle shadows of the roof on the main building.
I sat on the bottom of the stairs here for about 10-15 minutes waiting for one person to go up or down the stairs. I had taken a few before this image but it was groups of people and it wasn't the look that I had in mind however perseverance paid off and this chap walked down the stairs and he even gave that small look up at the building as he walked down, perfect I thought and this is the image you see :-)
Well I hope you are all having a great week so far. Thank you for all your comments over the last few days, it does mean alot to me and I will try my best to reply to most of your kind comments you have left me.
Samyang 8mm F3.5 MC Fisheye
The British Museum, in London, is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1887. Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of intense controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.
Until 1997, when the British Library (previously centred on the Round Reading Room) moved to a new site, the British Museum was unique in that it housed both a national museum of antiquities and a national library in the same building. The museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and as with all other national museums in the United Kingdom it charges no admission fee. Since 2002 the director of the museum has been Neil MacGregor.