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.
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.
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.
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.
20 October 2018