|August 18th, 2005, 02:28 AM||#1|
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A walk through the City (part 2)
Having reached the Camomile Street/Bishopsgate junction, I headed east.
The mix of architecture in this area is incredible. You have a medieval church, next to the futuristic headquarters
of SwissRe, opposite the techno-industrial Lloyds building, opposite the international-style Aviva Tower,
surrounded by a mixture of lowrise buildings in various other styles. This area, for me, represents the best example
of London being a city of contrasts.
51 Lime Street construction site. It was very noisy around here.
The eastern facade of Lloyds will, unfortunately, be obscured from view once 51 Lime Street is complete.
How can anyone hate this building? It's a truly stunning piece of architecture, one of the most futuristic
buildings in the world.
54 Lombard Street, the headquarters of Barclays Bank until their move to Churchill Place in the Docklands.
95% of people still call it the NatWest Tower, even though they vacated the
building years ago.
Liverpool Street, with Citypoint (127m) in the distance.
Looking back down Cornhill, towards the Lloyds Building. The statue in the foreground is of an
unknown hero – a pioneer of London’s underground railway system.
The Bank of England - my journey was over.
Last edited by wjfox; August 18th, 2005 at 02:35 AM.
|August 18th, 2005, 03:28 AM||#2|
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And now goodnight!
|August 18th, 2005, 10:06 PM||#3|
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some lovely stuff there Will
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