lovelondonscenes – 67

The City from the Tate Modern. Two Saturdays ago, when we saw the Malevich exhibition.

First up the Cheese Grater and Walkie Talkie. The Gherkin is obscured from this angle by the Cheese Grater. Love how all these tall buildings now have everyday names.

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But St Paul’s reigns supreme. Always will.

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I'm blogging about the things I love outside work: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. And anything else that I happen to think is worth writing about!
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2 Responses to lovelondonscenes – 67

  1. Dood says:

    Hi J – thanks for this. Your top picture shows just how bonkers the London skyline is, with the big two new skyscrapers muscling it not only over the Gherkin, but also the old Natwest tower – for many year’s London’s highest – and the Heron building just peeping out behind that.

    Closer to the river we have a decent piece of (I guess) 21st-century modern on the beautifully-named Hanseatic Walk, rubbing shoulders with that really cod neoclassicist pile next to London Bridge. Take your pick! The only drawback of your picture is that we lose the sense of three dimensions, and the depth and (sometimes) delicacy of the City’s design – something that we remarked upon from the top of the Shard last year.

    Do check out the Cheese Grater – I took a walk there last Saturday to see it (and the Walkie Talkie) up close. The Grater is sensational when you’re standing beneath it, and there’s a small but really fascinating exhibition on its construction. And if you turn round from the foot of the escalator, you have the Lloyds Building ahead of you (thirty years old, and now listed! ), the Walkie Talkie beyond, and the Shard poking its nose through a gap in the streets. Never a dull moment…..

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