Tag Archive | Sherlock Holmes Pub

Do you like taller pictures on Pinterest vs. horizontal pictures?

Sherlock Holmes Pub

Do you like taller pictures on Pinterest vs. horizontal pictures?  The reason why I ask is that you sometimes have to keep it in mind when taking pictures especially if you want to pin them to Pinterest.  Your taller pictures will be more prominent and your horizontal pictures won’t stand out that much.

These pictures were all taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and taken with the camera held up creating longer taller pictures, rather than horizontal picures.   I have discovered that on Pinterest, these kinds of pictures (taller) stand out more and the other ones look way too small.  I forgot while I was taking pictures while I was in London, as I wasn’t thinking about Pinterest, but just the scene.  Good job, I varied my picture taking and took so many pictures.

I like this pub, the Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant – I didn’t go into it….but I liked it enough to take quite a few pictures.  One of the advantages of taking a picture on a smartphone is that you can share it almost straight away.  My pictures that I showed you in my last post were taken with my Canon G10, except the Sherlock Holmes Pub and Great Scotland Yard picture that I got off my Note 3.  The Admiralty Arch pictures on that post were taken with my Nikon P600.  It is hard to share pictures quickly when they are on your camera, although the Nikon P600 is a WIFI enabled camera, I often had problems as the download would stop mid-stream – probably because I had so many pictures.  Therefore, my pictures on my traditional cameras (not smartphone) tend to get shared a lot later.

This first picture of the Sherlock Holmes Pub was shared via Pinterest pretty soon after it was taken in July, however, I prefer having it on my blog, so that it links back to my post.  Now look at the one posted yesterday, it doesn’t look as good on Pinterest because it is smaller than the one that I shared on Pinterest back in July.  I know they are two different pictures of the pub, but the taller ones looks more prominent.

The Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant #3

The Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant #3

I don’t think I have shared this picture before yet, on Pinterest or here.

 

The Sherlock Holmes Pub - #4

The Sherlock Holmes Pub – #4

Here’s my taller picture of Great Scotland Yard, shared earlier via my smartphone in July – but it did not link to my page.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scotland Yard

Here’s a few of the London Eye (although I am stepping out of sequence by putting that one in).  Again, they were shared on Pinterest back in July, but not on my blog.

London Eye by the Aquarium  #1

London Eye by the Aquarium #1

London Eye by the Aquarium  #2

London Eye by the Aquarium #2

I will still end up taking horizontal/landscape pictures most of the time, as my pictures are also for my enjoyment and it feels more natural taking a picture that way – plus you can get more into the scene.  Why can’t Pinterest allot more space for horizontal pictures?   Anyway, you will still see many landscape pictures here as I often forget what’s best when I’m in the moment.    I hope you like the pictures.

Big Ben, Westminster Abbey And St. Margaret’s Church

Can you believe it is now Day Three?  I can’t.  I am already feeling sad just writing this as if I was still there.  My trip to London is half way over (almost).  I need to get out of this pessimistic mood and make the most of it!  So what to do, just go out there and see it and soak it in!

Admiralty Arch, The Mall

Admiralty Arch, The Mall

Well, hopefully, you remember that this is close-by to my hotel in Trafalgar Square, so you may have seen Admiralty Arch pictures that I have taken and posted before, but since I walked past this area quite a number of times during my stay, it is befitting to add some of what I saw on the way today to Westminster.  We are headed in the same direction as yesterday, as there is nothing wrong with repeating what you just saw yesterday.  Today is another day, and you always get a new perspective on the location on different days.

Admiralty Arch again.

Admiralty Arch, The Mall

Look what’s in the neighborhood of Trafalgar Square, here is a pub named after the great English detective!

Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant

Sherlock Holmes Pub/Restaurant

Look at this great street – this was the location – well, the rear entrance of the original headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service of London.  It’s within walking distance of Trafalgar Square.

Great Scotland Yard

Great Scotland Yard

Now, we are in the Big Ben area – what a stunning looking clock and housed in such a magnificent building!

Big Ben with London Eye

Big Ben with London Eye

Wow, what beautiful architecture!

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

My daughter in front of Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Of course, I had to take a picture away from my current focus of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St. Margaret’s Church – but this is London, and why not get a London bus?

London Bus in Westminster

London Bus in Westminster

Here is a lovely church – St. Margaret’s Church – right next to Westminster Abbey

St. Margaret's Church

St. Margaret’s Church, next to Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Big Ben and London Eye

Big Ben and London Eye

Do you like the name Houses of Parliament of Palace of Westminster?  This building is known by both names, but I think most commonly…..Houses of Parliament.  I once went in here and loved seeing Members of Parliament debating with each other – quite entertaining!

In front of Houses Of Parliament

Houses Of Parliament

Houses Of Parliament #2

Houses Of Parliament #2

Statue of George V

Statue of George V

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster

Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster

Such sisterly love from my two daughters.

George V Memorial

George V Memorial

George V Memorial

George V Memorial

This building was right in the vicinity.

Old Palace Road, SW1

Old Palace Road, SW1

Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster

Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster

Big Ben

Big Ben

Big Ben in the corner

Big Ben in the corner

near to Big Ben

near to Big Ben

Methodist Central Hall

Methodist Central Hall

I love Dean’s Yard – I find it so picturesque!

Dean's Yard, close by to Westminster Abbey

Dean’s Yard, close by to Westminster Abbey

 Well, I really must stop now.  Do you know I will probably have another post with more pictures of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church featured in it again?  Either you will dread it or look forward to it, I hope it will be the latter.  Well, until next time!