Photographer Captures the Ethereal Beauty of London Cloaked in Thick Fog

London is known for its epic fog that cloaks buildings and landmarks in a thick gray haze, offering little visibility as it seemingly dwarfs the surrounding landscape. Photographer Radu Negru (aka The Radu) captures these ethereal sights as he walks past barely-noticeable monuments like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Despite their lack of clarity, the low-lying clouds add elements of mystique and intrigue to these familiar scenes. We can't help but wonder what's going on beyond the mist.

Despite snapping plenty of haze-filled pictures, Negru says that there's not that much fog in the city. “It takes a lot of chasing in advance on the weather apps for those few good old fashioned foggy days,” he writes. “Most likely it happens early Spring or Autumn. As a photographer I find this is London at its best.” This is reflected on his Instagram–which will make you want to visit–and features many more clear days than foggy ones.

Radu Negru: Instagram
via [Lost at E Minor, BoredPanda]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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