Stolen glimpses

by Helen Hooker October. 20, 2018 415 views
Looking down Bishopsgate, towards St Botolphe's Church

Looking down Bishopsgate, towards St Botolphe's Church

The sun was shining this morning, so I set off for work an hour early to allow myself time for a stroll through the City of London on my journey south. I love the way the sun illuminates small sections of the city architecture, while the taller buildings cast shade elsewhere. This makes for some lovely light so I had this in mind as I walked.

The Lloyds Buidling is over thirty years old now but still looks fresh

The Lloyds Buidling is over thirty years old now but still looks fresh

I started my stroll on Bishopsgate, heading towards two classic pieces of modern architecture, the Gherkin and the Lloyds Building. I’ve photographed these buildings many times before, but there’s always a new angle to find.

I love its repeating patterns

I love its repeating patterns

Some of the Lloyds patterns reflected in the curvaceous glass building which stands opposite

Some of the Lloyds patterns reflected in the curvaceous glass building which stands opposite

My route then took me through Leadenhall Market and out onto Gracechurch Street. The sun was catching the Monument (built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666) and I could already see people surveying the city skyline from the viewing platform at the top.

Looking south towards the River Thames and the Monument

Looking south towards the River Thames and the Monument

Finally, my circuitous route to Bank tube station took me along Lombard Street, from where I found some more shafts of sunlight beautifully illuminating pieces of the city’s older architecture. One of my favourite was a stolen glimpse of the church of St. Edward King and Martyr, with the more recent Walkie Talkie building (more correctly 30 Fenchurch Street) in the background.

St Edmund King and Martyr against the modern might of the Walkie Talkie

St Edmund King and Martyr against the modern might of the Walkie Talkie

20 October 2018

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Kay Hooker 2 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic, thank you Helen.

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Rozária Sousa 2 years, 6 months ago

BREXIT

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Heike 2 years, 6 months ago

#4 : just wow !!!

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 6 months ago

Stunning,just great

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