Saturday, August 03, 2013
I took this photograph while waiting for a bus one day last week. For once I took photographs of the other side of the street instead of the Tower of London, which was behind me. Here you can see the new building under construction, which people are already calling the 'cheese grater' and in the background the 'gherkin', with other less iconic modern buildings surrounding them both. There is the end of a building which looks Georgian and was obviously bigger in the past, possibly a consequence of the bombing during World War Two, road building or dereliction. In the bottom right hand corner, one of the remaining parts of the London wall, dating from Roman times. One of the things I love about my city is this juxtaposition of the old and the new.