One of the London icons - the black cab. Incidentally that one is silver.
This is an FX4/Farway model. Out of production for many years.
Behind the car one can see a booth which is so called London Cabmen's Shelter, an eatery for cab drivers. Once such booths were quite common in London. Nowadays there are just 13 of them. They are Grade II listed buildings but are still in use. I spotted this one in the corner of Russell Square. I've read it stood in Leicester Square earlier.
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kasianowak (9669) 2013-04-13 2:57
Nice to see a shot of this iconic London Cabmen's Shelter. :)
My first impression when I saw this photo was: "I'd really like to see some sunshine here". Then I looked out of the window and changed my mind. This is truly a quintessential view of London.
williewhistler (16404) 2013-04-13 3:23
the only thing missing from this lovely shot is the taxi driver!Pity that he wasn`t sitting on the chair which would probably be too much luck to have at one time.
There are nice clear details throughout your thoughtful composition,it`s super shot with an interesting note,thanks.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-13 3:59
Ola Marcin ,
Interessante esta tua foto de vida diária nesta rua de Londres com este Taxi muito bem cuidado , bons detalhes e cores ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Periko (5886) 2013-04-13 13:14
Londres no seria Londres sin sus tradicionales taxis.
Me gusta esta foto.
All the best
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-14 2:59
a London icon and captured so superbly. Your composition is perfect here as it puts the cab in exactly the right place for maximum impact and to include the little booth adds that touch of realism and history. Immaculate detail and English rain adds to the charm and elegance of this image so beautifully. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
- Copyright: Marcin S Sadurski (msadurski) (234)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K 10 D, Tamron 18-250mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II LD
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-13 2:22