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Old January 18th, 2006, 03:39 AM   #1
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new london pics

ok, so i had a few hours spare in london and thought i'd snap a few pics...
first up the city and the moon


one embankment place... formerly the largest air rights building in the uk


bankside one is almost complete. its VERY bulky though.


the newly cleaned frontage of st pauls cathedral


a detail of the central section


st pauls clock tower


this damn ugly thing is the tower building, stands just outside waterloo station


and a few from last month...
lloyds register of shipping


vitro


one america square, post modernism at its worst
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Old January 18th, 2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Very artistic photos, I like that

The first one is just stunning.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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Nice shots, if you look at the blue lit up bit on top of tower 42 it looks like it has a face at first glance!
One America Square doesn't look too bad, I'm not a big fan of post modernism but I don't think it looks too bad there.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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I was in the vicinity of One america square last week, the closer you get to it, the uglier.Really. It's on par with the awfull Thirstle and WTC @ st Catherines dock, although in a total different league of architectural un-wonderness. Decent height but sorely sticks out in the minories/fenchurch area.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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I went up Vitro during last year's Open Day. However, my camera was stolen the following week and I never had a chance to download my pictures. Did any other forumer take pictures from Vitro?
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #6
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Fabulous...Look at the cranes on the far right of the first pic. That is, of course, Willis being built..just imagine it will be taller than the tallest crane!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #7
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Nice pics. I can't beleive how good St Pauls looks now it been cleaned! Sir Christopher Wren would have been proud
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:05 PM   #8
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Christopher Wren would have wondered why it was allowed to get so dirty in the 1st place.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #9
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Tuh am i the only one who preferred it dirty? It had a bit more character...now its like a set of over-whitened teeth
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Old January 18th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #10
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Don't worry, it'll get dirty again.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 06:03 PM   #11
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cool pics, Gothic!
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Great pics, the front of St Pauls looks a lot better after the clean up.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:07 PM   #13
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Great pics James.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:24 PM   #14
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Yeah, great indeed. Particularly the ones of St. Pauls.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:30 PM   #15
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thanks guys. i go to london every couple of weeks, hopefully ill post some pics regularly but normally the weather is crap so i dont get much. made the same mistake as the past few times about the eye though, i forgot it rotates slowly so it was slightly blurred - note to self, use a LONNNNNNNNNNNNG exposure.

speaking of st pauls, whats the wren gate next to it called? i have some pics of that too.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #16
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Weh, Nice pics goth.

How spooky does that face like image look on tower 42!!!
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Old January 18th, 2006, 11:06 PM   #17
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those St Paul's shots are simply stunning! Thanks...
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #18
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speaking of st pauls, whats the wren gate next to it called? i have some pics of that too.
Temple Bar or Portland stone arch?
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:17 AM   #19
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speaking of st pauls, whats the wren gate next to it called? i have some pics of that too.
Its temple bar, was the original marker/entrance to the city, but had to be replaced due to road traffic.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #20
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temple bar! thats it. thanks guys. ill process the pics of it now and upload them to the thread
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