Photo Essays

London Builds for 2012

The Olympic flame is still to arrive Beijing, yet with more than four years to go, London is already hard at work on the legacy of the 2012 Olympics Photographs...

LIFE With Rock Stars … and Their Parents

They had fame, reams of money and fans willing to do wild, unmentionable things just to breathe the same air — but in its September 24, 1971 issue, LIFE magazine...

Horrors, It's London Fashion!

Inspired by everything from horror movies to Maggie Smith in "The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie", London designers took a few risks for Fall, 2008 and came up with...

The Secrets of London's Buried Bones

Ancient skeletons in a new exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection reveal how Londoners once lived. Photographs courtesy of the Museum of London/Wellcome...

A Village Fights Heathrow's Expansion

The announcement that London's Heathrow airport will get a third runway means the nearby village of Sipson will be razed. But the residents are fighting it

Those Loony Olympic Mascots

London's eerie choices for the 2012 games prompt questions about what makes a successful mascot. From the cute and cuddly to the creepy, absurd, and ethically...

A New Blitz

Four explosions in London rip apart a bus and shut down the entire transport system

Lower Manhattan: Where New York Was Born

What can anyone say about New York City that has not already been expressed by Hart Crane, Woody Allen, Elizabeth Bishop, Federico García Lorca, Walt Whitman,...

Brooklyn Bridge: The Perfect Span

Most of us have a favorite bridge. That is to say, most everyone has, in his or her mind’s eye, a structure that surpasses all others in the requisite traits: it...

A Royal Love Nest in Anglesey, Wales

After their nuptials in London, Prince William and soon-to-be-Princess Kate Middleton will settle down on a small Welsh island for the next couple of years