We’ve come to the last day of 2015 but it will always be frozen in time, captured in our photographs and memories. Here are my favourite photos of the year which I enjoyed taking and sharing with you all.
I hope 2016 is everything you want it to be and more. Happy New Year and enjoy the fireworks.
Hyde Park, London hosts Winter Wonderland every year which is a family event running over the festive season. There’s fairground rides for thrill seekers, Christmas markets for anyone looking for beautifully crafted gifts, and tasty food to make sure energy levels are topped up. Seeing as it looked like a fun evening out I went with my sister and her family to experience the sights, smells and tastes on offer.
I went on a ride or two with the kids, was distracted from stall to stall with the interesting and beautiful items on display and was awed by the pretty lights and great atmosphere.
I didn’t manage to experience everything as we ran out of time, but hopefully I’ll be able to return next year to enjoy more rides as well as see the circus show, the cool ice sculptures in the ice kingdom and take a spin on the ice rink. We left with smiles on our faces and our goodies from the markets but were absolutely exhausted, with the kids falling fast asleep all the way home.
Every Christmas Oxford Street in London is transformed into a wintry scene of sparkly, colourful lights and wonderful shop displays to get everyone in the mood not just for Christmas and the New Year but to give you warm, happy thoughts for the long, cold nights. As kids we were driven around to ooh and ahh over the pretty light displays and I had the same response when I went down over the weekend.
There were so many more beautiful shop and street displays to take in which I just didn’t get a chance to take photos of but if you’re ever in London over the festive period I really recommend a walk down this iconic London street to soak in the wintry atmosphere and admire the great light shows.
I recently went to a racing event at the Olympic Stadium in London called Race of Champions which brings together some of the best drivers in the world and pits them against each other to see who is the fastest. I’d never heard of this event before but it seemed to be well known among sports fans and as I managed to get my hands on some free tickets I thought it seemed like an interesting evening.
There were top F1 drivers present as well as Olympians and celebrities and it was fun to see them compete against each other as well as stunts being performed in super fast cars and motorcycles. In the stadium it was really cold but I managed to stay to the end and take a few snaps. I was hoping to take better pictures but I was a bit too far away, so just focused on enjoying the evening.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit at Stratford, London is the UK’s largest sculpture and observation tower. On a cold winter’s night the warm red glow under the bright moon makes it look like a welcoming fairground ride.
On my last visit to a local park I came across this interesting scene; this tree is leaning quite drastically but thankfully still looks firmly rooted to the ground. I think the tree trunk and outreaching branches at this angle create a striking composition and photo.