“John Thomson (14 June 1837 – 29 September 1921) was a pioneering Scottish photographer, geographer and traveller. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artifacts of eastern cultures. Upon returning home, his work among the street people of London cemented his reputation, and is regarded as a classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism. He went on to become a portrait photographer of High Society in Mayfair, gaining the Royal Warrant in 1881”. – Wikipedia. Photo: Ex Omnibus Driver. (Photo by John Thomson/LSE Digital Library)
Urban installation projecting shadows with public lights in Dalston, London.
Girls look at a newly installed “Renew” media point in the City of London on January 26, 2012 in London, England. The “pods” will transmit each market day and will include breaking news, weather and travel information, and information about sport, fashion, the arts and entertainment. The stations which will also double as recycling points are run by media company Renew. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Passengers ride an articulated bus known as a “bendy bus” on December 9, 2011 in London, England. The last remaining bendy bus will go out of service at midnight. London Mayor Boris Johnson called them cumbersome and pledged to remove them. 500 new buses are being introduced as replacements. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Festive characters perform during Harrods 26th Annual Christmas Parade on November 5, in London, England. (Photo by Steve Finn/Harrods via Getty Images)
British Gas engineer Martin Caulfield, 69, services and cleans a gas lamp in front of Big Ben on October 31, 2011 in London, England. Caulfield has been looking after the traditional lights since 1982. There are still around 1600 left in the capital. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)
A rail worker fixing a fog warning notice at South Woodford Railway Station in Essex. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). 20th October 1938
Members of the public continue to pay their respects at the scene of a hit and run following civil disturbances in the Winson Green area on August 12, 2011 in Birmingham, England. Police are continuing investigations after three people – reportedly trying to protect shops from rioting and looting in Dudley Road – were struck by a car and killed during rioting. Police have so far arrested over 1,000 people following rioting which erupted over a four-day period across the UK. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)