A Photographers & Visitors Guide & Timeless Stories


Places to photograph in London and places to photograph near London mostly paces where photography is allowed

The opening page is a picture gallery of places to choose from.

The menu items also open a galleries of writing or a gallery of “brighten the day” posts.

Additional items are about climate change with an occasional entry about the terrorist attacks in London UK.

Based in East London in the UK, Picture this UK and Freed From Time are an exploration of places of interest and photographs that may please the eye and morsels of memory that seem timeless.  There may be an occasional addition of a topical issue especially climate change.

I chose GrahamInHats as a pen name because I do find myself engaged in a variety of projects, each of which require a different attitude/hat.

I believe there is that which makes life possible and there is that which makes it worth living and protecting.  This blog is mostly a reminder of the second.

I hope that you find something that is enriching and thank you for visiting. 🙂

17 responses

  1. Love your hat! great photo and I’m sure there will be things that are both interesting and enriching.


    September 23, 2014 at 10:16

  2. Hello.


    October 16, 2014 at 09:07

  3. I’m so glad our paths have crossed here!


    January 29, 2015 at 00:39

  4. “GrahamInHats commented on Inside St. Paul’s Cathedral [https://abachura.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/inside-st-pauls-cathedral/]

    They are very good pictures. I wondered how you obtained them. As I understood it photography was not allowed. I’d like to photograph in their myself. 🙂 I would appreciate a heads up.”

    First of all, photography inside St. Paul’s is not restricted all the time. You need to find the proper event (mostly paid). Or ask the staff, when will be the next occasion to do that. Of course flash photography is not allowed. Hope it help a bit 😉


    February 6, 2015 at 15:48

    • Thank you very much, it helps a lot. I hate no knowing and e possibility of a wasted trip. Thanks again and please accept a 🐻

      Liked by 1 person

      February 6, 2015 at 15:53

  5. Hello
    thank you for taking the time to visit, and the like on my post! I love the hat! It’s very stylish! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    March 2, 2015 at 21:07

    • Thank you. The hat got lost in the wind and I’ve had a furry one for the winter but I’ll be getting a replacement. They used to say that if you want to get ahead get a hat. 🙂


      March 3, 2015 at 15:25

      • You’re welcome. I wear wigs in the winter to keep my head warm! Hats work too, I’ve never heard that saying before. Now I know.👒✌🎩Have a great day!

        Liked by 1 person

        March 3, 2015 at 16:02

  6. Pleased to meet you.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 20, 2015 at 12:42

  7. isabellaesthermariarose

    I love your photography. So glad to have found you. Thank you.


    July 31, 2016 at 05:41

  8. Hey, I was looking at your site again yesterday and was looking through photos of a museum that had a lot of Pre-Raphaelites. I wanted to look at the museum’s webpage to have a look at more of their art. I’ve misplaced the page but am willing to bet your knowledge of things UK is deep and you would not off the top of your head where I need to go.

    Could you please tell me or link your entries on those museums that feature that era? Thanks! And I do enjoy wandering about your site. It’s like a nice little armchair trip to England.


    December 24, 2016 at 13:43

    • Thanks for your inquiry. Just caught me before I get abducted for Xmas.

      There is a sample of Pre-Raphaelite paintings on the Tate Britain Gallery post ⇐. It includes The Lady of Shalott by Waterhouse who is considered to be modern Pre-Raphaelite although he was not a member of the brotherhood.

      The post includes a link to the gallery website and, further down, a link to wiki’s entry on the subject.

      Here ⇒ are more Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Click on an image to reveal the source.

      I hope you enjoy. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      December 24, 2016 at 14:02

      • Thank you! What a nice Christmas present. I shall look through them in the am. I was thinking there were a few at the Tate. Years ago they used to do an online advent that featured a different work behind each door. Again, Merry Christmas!

        Liked by 1 person

        December 25, 2016 at 00:41

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