Tuesday, December 25, 2007

London Christmas lights

I know I've promised you some pictures of the Christmas lights in London, so here they are, just in time ;-)

Carnaby Street in the afternoon:



Feeling peckish? How about a coffee and a mince pie, or maybe fish and chips?



Regent Street in the early evening:




The Regent Street lights were my favourite this year, especially at night when you can see the colours changing. Nokia has sponsored the lights as part of a campaign to advertise the imminent arrival of its flagship London store in Regent Street. The lights are interactive, designed to react to the movement of people walking beneath them via motion cameras, and changing formation depending upon the amount of pedestrians in the street. They also respond to environmental factors such as wind speed, weather and sunlight levels.




And finally, the not-so-impressive Oxford Street lights at night time:


I could post 100 photos of shop windows too, but here are two slightly different ones that caught my attention:


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

Betty C. said...

Thanks for the great photos, and a very Merry Christmas to you too -- even though it's one day late!

Tinsie said...

Same to you, Betty! Hope the cooking went well :-)

Γκρινιάρης said...

Great photos! Merry Christmas (late, indeed).

Tinsie said...

Thanks! Merry Xmas to you too! Καλές γιορτές :-)

Karen said...

Thanks for posting those! You're giving me the itch to travel. I would especially love to see Regent street at Christmastime...and to eat just about anything at Shakespeare's Head.

Tinsie said...

Awww I have a soft spot for Regent Street too :-)