Illumination can be for effect…

White lighting emphasises the design of the building at night.
White lighting emphasises the design of the building at night.

function…

St.Pancras International - functional night time illumination.
St.Pancras International – functional night time illumination.

It can be Muted…

Muted lighting - a walkway inside the Tate Modern.
Muted lighting – a walkway inside the Tate Modern.

It can be to highlight a special building…

St.Pauls Cathedral illuminated at night with the Millenium Bridge.
St.Pauls Cathedral illuminated at night with the Millenium Bridge.

It can Advertise…

The Time Out office on Tottenham Court Road.
The Time Out office on Tottenham Court Road.

Adverts bring colour to the night time streets…

Advert on the Imax Cinema at Waterloo.
Advert on the Imax Cinema at Waterloo.

Images of London Illuminations would be incomplete without Piccadilly Circus…

The adverts at Piccadilly Circus lend an eerie glow to the damp road surface.
The adverts at Piccadilly Circus lend an eerie glow to the damp road surface.

From My Archive I Choose…

N is for Night Workers

   As night falls and most people go home at the end of their day, the Night Workers come on duty

   The late shift Bus Driver with his solitary forlorn passenger…Late Bus

   The Road sweepers on the busy dual carriagewayRoad Sweepers

   The truckers driving through the night with a next day deliveryNight Truck

   The overnight inspection teams – looking for troubleBridge Inspection

   The All-Night filling station with its midnight cruisersAll Night Filling Station

   The early-opening Cafe – supper for the Night WorkersEarly Breakfast