Classic London architecture

by Helen Hooker March. 08, 2010 5063 views

I visited London today for a school concert in a church St. Paul??s Cathedral so I took my camera along to take some architectural photos while I was there. I spent some time before and after the concert in the area around St. Pauls and found lots of inspiration in the architectural shapes and details around the Cathedral. Once I felt I??d exhausted St. Pauls I walked along Cheapside towards the Bank station, stopping off briefly at the church of St. Mary-le-Bow. The bells from this church provide the definition of the term Cockney ?? for someone to be considered a genuine Cockney they must have been born within the sound of Bow Bells. Outside the church there was a chap shining shoes and I couldn??t resist taking a surreptitious shot of him while he was deep in conversation with a customer. I finished my walk outside the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street where I took a few shots of the building??s façade, the only remaining part of Sir John Soane??s 1788 bank building.

There's so much detail to enjoy in this sort of architecture

I found these sheep and their shepherd in Paternoster Square, near St. Paul's Cathedral. They were sculpted by Elizabeth Frink.

St. Paul's Cathedral

The sun came out just as I took this - perfect timing!

The cherubs were enjoying the sunshine too

Do you ever get a feeling of being very small?!

I'd love to know what they were talking about!

A boot scraper outside St. Mary-Le-Bow - only to be used by genuine Cockneys?

The Bank of England has such elegant pillars

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Pandka 11 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic shots!

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Marie 11 years, 6 months ago

superbe, i love these colors !!!

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Kelly Lamaster 11 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful set!! Really love 1 and 7!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 6 months ago

What a lot of awesome details and great clarity in these!!

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Jarvo J 11 years, 6 months ago

Very good shots - you have a keen eye for detail.

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Eiram Marie 11 years, 6 months ago

Wow...this is a perfect set! Stunning!

I love the angle in the first photo very much , and at No 7 my head is spinning:) great work!

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Justgood 11 years, 6 months ago

Ich agree with Dorothe - you caught some wonderful angles!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dorothe 11 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic set! Wonderful lines and details. My favs are 1,4 and 7!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 6 months ago

Nice set

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Thebronzebow 11 years, 6 months ago

great shots especially 1 and 4.

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Moira 11 years, 6 months ago

Just simply fantastic set

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Stefan Fletcher 11 years, 6 months ago

So, Sir Christopher's epitaph should be updated to read (in English) "if you seek my monument, look about you - at f/11, 200 ISO, 1/30 sec". I like the tone in 1 and 3.

Nice shots

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Milton Jacob 11 years, 6 months ago

wow! wow!! wow!!! stunning. last time i missed visiting this cathedral. but soon i will get a chance to visit London again... and i won't miss this. :)
#1 is the No. 1! did u crop it? no.. for curiosity as i wonder about the image size (lengthXwidth) XD

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Riyaz 11 years, 6 months ago

Excellent shots, showing the great architecture in London! Adding No 1 to My Favs!

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 6 months ago

1 and 7 I like very, very much!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Huiching 11 years, 6 months ago

Wow. Clasic view. I realy want to see them by my eyes one day!

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