Skating at Somerset House

I wandered past Somerset House earlier in the week, curious to see the Cartier-Bresson exhibition there. Somerset House is 18th and 19th century building just off the Strand that was originally used as a government and later tax office. These days it is a major arts and cultural centre. During winter you can skate there. Somerset House also houses contemporary art and design exhibitions, free displays, family workshops and guided tours.

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While there my eyes were drawn to a strange piece of red cloth (actually a contemporary art work) on the stairs:

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Eventually I was drawn to the courtyard and the Ice-rink there:

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There was a fantastic Christmas tree:

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I found myself wondering how to try and show the motion of the rink and settled on setting up the camera for a long exposure:

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Eventually I realised I no longer had time to look at the Cartier Bresson exhibition 😦 and headed back to work.

Taken with my GH3 and 12-35mm lens

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