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Welcome to London | by tj.blackwell
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Welcome to London

The iconic Clock Tower of Westminster Palace has presided over London with familiar gravitas for over a hundred and fifty years. It is perhaps the city's most distinctive symbol and is recognised throughout the world. Westminster Bridge, from where this picture was taken, is a busy thoroughfare for both pedestrian and road traffic which provides superb views of the palace and the River Thames below. As such, it seldom falls silent and is occupied by sightseers or commuters throughout every last moment of the day. A long exposure photograph felt like a good way to represent this sense of dynamism, with the moving cars and buses creating a busy stream of glowing light along this ancient crossing point.

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Taken on February 26, 2011