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A Brief Quest For Enlightenment

With the recent fascinating, turbulent and, at times, momentous unfolding of our nation's ongoing political tapestry I decided that being a spectator was not quite enough. So a few days ago I ventured down to the heart of our political capital, Westminster, to spend some time amongst the past masters of human political destiny and enjoy a little historical reflection. There are decades when nothing much happens for weeks and then suddenly a week when a decade's worth of events thunders down in a blurry, breakneck deluge. Instead of trying to keep up with the speed of our evolving future it can be useful to take a moment to revisit the past, to consider how we got here and why, who we are and who we want to be. Gazing up at celebrated figures might offer some perspective and broader philosophical ponderance. Of course, Westminster and its surroundings are a big place with much going on so I couldn't help but capture a few shots along the South Bank and of The Houses Of Parliament themselves. And the bubble guy is always fun.I committed micro-four thirds infidelity on this occasion by using my dusted off DSLR. A Nikon D-something-or-other-blah-blah-who cares? All shot with either a fast 35mm or 50mm lens. 

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With the recent fascinating, turbulent and, at times, momentous unfolding of our nation's ongoing political tapestry I decided that being a spectator was not quite enough. So a few days ago I ventured down to the heart of our political capital, Westminster, to spend some time amongst the past masters of human political destiny and enjoy a little historical reflection. There are decades when nothing much happens for weeks and then suddenly a week when a decade's worth of events thunders down in a blurry, breakneck deluge. Instead of trying to keep up with the speed of our evolving future it can be useful to take a moment to revisit the past, to consider how we got here and why, who we are and who we want to be. Gazing up at celebrated figures might offer some perspective and broader philosophical ponderance. 

Of course, Westminster and its surroundings are a big place with much going on so I couldn't help but capture a few shots along the South Bank and of The Houses Of Parliament themselves. And the bubble guy is always fun.

I committed micro-four thirds infidelity on this occasion by using my dusted off DSLR. A Nikon D-something-or-other-blah-blah-who cares? All shot with either a fast 35mm or 50mm lens. 
Mahatma Gandhi.
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Mahatma Gandhi.

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Winston Churchill.
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Winston Churchill.

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Nelson Mandela.
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Nelson Mandela.

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Abraham Lincoln.
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Abraham Lincoln.

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Sir Robert Peel.
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Sir Robert Peel.

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Lord Palmerston.

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Richard The Lionheart, outside Westminster Palace.
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Richard The Lionheart, outside Westminster Palace.

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