In London, well, the whole country, temperatures these past couple of weeks have been ranging in the high 20-early 30s (deg. Celsius). It’s just been wall-to-wall sunshine, with nary a drop of rain. The chatter about dried-out reservoirs, hosepipe bans (and yes, THAT summer back in 1976) started up as soon as the heatwave did. Now everyone is begging it to rain like it’s doing in the London GIF above. Mmmm… maybe wait until October, my lovelies.
Gifville honours the memory of the victims and survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire a year ago. This tragedy brought Londoners together and also was a stark reminder of the powers-that-be that put ordinary people last.
As you may well be aware, there was a terrorist attack last night in the Borough area. Seven people have been killed and dozens injured. We are living in a dark age now, and we should overcome differences of religion, race, political stance, whatever, and pull together in one common theme – humanity.
“More mindless atrocities caused by pathetic oxygen thieves (and that’s putting it kindly). Us Londoners are a tough lot, and we will not be cowed by those who are demons in human disguise. We’ll always be strong, united and courageous in the face of terror. Long live London, long live humanity” (my own words)
Some of you may be aware of the incident that occurred this afternoon near the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Bridge. This is shocking for us Londoners, but we are survivors in a beautiful city. We will rise from this. We are not afraid.
To celebrate 2017 and the New Year, I’ve created this holographic effect souvenir GIF celebrating all things London. Just like a hologram or lenticular picture, the image tilts from side to side. Featured highlights include two old Routemaster buses, Tower Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and the statue atop Nelson’s Column. The background consists of the Union Flag and Wembley Stadium.