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.
May 25, 2017