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. 


  1. I love the modern architecture springing up in London, the Gherkin is a favourite, the Shard I find breathtaking and this new one looks interesting.

  2. great shot! It seems that many cities have old and new mixed together. However your city has way more history than our american ones.


please leave a comment or just say hello, I'd love to hear from you!