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There are some photo exhibitions in London which we were thinking to visit since weeks and today was the day. We visited three of them in a row. First we walked to Somerset House to visit Cartier Bresson: A Question of Color photo exhibition. The exhibition is questioning the colour in the photography, with Henri Cartier-Bresson’s ten black & white photos never exhibited before in the UK and  colour photos of 14 international photographers. The photography lovers should not miss this exhibition. Exhibition is free and open until 27 January 2013 in Somerset House.

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After Cartier-Bresson exhibition, we went to Soho, to our favorite tea shop to buy some jasmin tea, then we walked to Trafalgar Square and visited Paul Wenham-Clark’s photo exhibition The Westway at The Gallery in the Crypt, in St. Martin in the Fields. It was our first exhibition visit in this gallery, we didn’t hear about him before either and we are glad to meet his works now. Paul Wenham-Clark’s documentary photos in this exhibition, show parts of lifes of the people who are living around A40 road. The exhibition is free and open until 28 February 2013 at The Gallery in the Crypt.

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The last photo exhibition of the day for us was The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery. We really loved some of them but generally, the photos choosed for the exhibion of the prize (except some frames) little bit dissapointed us. The exhibition’s ticket prize is £2 and is open until 17 February 2013.

After visited three exhibition we were feeling really hungry and popped-up in Chinatown Gerard Street for a chinese no limit buffet treat to our stomacs. Lofffly friday!

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Since two years we are going to watch the Peter Pan Cup swimming race on Christmas Day morning at Serpentine in Hyde Park. It’s nice to walk early morning in empty London streets and then to watch Serpentine Swimming Club’s yearly tradition.

Waking up at five o’clock to be there on time (because on Christmas day there isn’t any public transportation and there are only few black cubs on duty) and getting out in a dark and cold winter  morning, is not looking so sympathic maybe but enjoying the emptiness and the silence of the streets, having fresh winter morning air in Hyde Park, receiving candies as Christmas Day treats from Santa who is waiting us in Serpentine, listening the bagpipe which is announcing the beginning of the race, watching the bravehearts jumping in the ice cold brown waters of Serpentine, is quite a good experience for two foreigners who live in London.

This year, the race was as successful as last year’s. But this year, when the swimmers were out of the water and running to the mulled wine for heating their purple bodies, we were as wet as they were because of the rain which is quite surprising thing in our little kingdom.

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Santacon01 2013

This year’s Santacon was less joyful compairing the last year’s but the thing which was not missing certainly was the originality. This year there were some new Santas in the town.

The Beach Santas…

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Santas throwing Brussel sprouts to Elfs…

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Pink baloon Santas…

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Some holy personages visiting Santas…

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Cool Santas…

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Stylish Santas…

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And some examples of this year’s Miss. Santa creations…

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This year is the big event’s year in London. After The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June, today is starting the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Olympic spirit is all over the city. Even the London’s double decker buses are training for the competitions. Support your team and enjoy! Happy Olympics!

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