January 28, 2013

Press Briefings and Transit

I had the unlucky fortune of getting a nasty little sinus infection last weekend and didn't get to go out shooting as I planned. I did have the pleasure of having a nice experience with the NHS over here in England. I do applaud the quality of the NHS Direct phone service, it was much better than calling the doctor on call back home. The first person you speak to is knowledge and decides whether or not the 'on call' doctor or nurse needs to speak with the patient.

When I was feeling that tickle in my throat of the oncoming illness, a helicopter crashed near the Vauxhall tube and bus stations and was only a short 3-400 yards from MI6 headquarters. The pilot and another man on the ground died following the crash.

I arrived on the scene about 90 minutes after the crash and was stuck behind the media cordon. The police offered any media with a proper UK Press Card access at the site for a limited amount of time. Since I don't have a proper card yet, I had to stay put and the first two images are my best from that set.

The remaining photos were taken on various trips I have made using the public transit system in London which is amazing. And I thought Chicago had a good transit system..

Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash in Vauxhall on January 16, 2013.
Met Police commander Neil Basu addresses the media following a helicopter crash in Vauxhall on January 16, 2013.

A view of the main escalators at the Holborn tube station on January 13, 2013.
A train arrives at the Finsbury Park station on January 13, 2013.

A double decker bus passes through a pedestrian crosswalk on Peckham Road in Camberwell on January 22, 2013.

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