Friday, 26 November 2010

Sun, stone, glass and steel

The sun on the city cast a fine light. 
Brilliant November sunshine and a crisp blue winter sky glared at Londoners today (Friday, 26 November).  
But a brazen wind plummeted temperatures towards freezing. 
Londoners donned hats and scarves, braced against a predicted two weeks of snow and ice.
So, I hope you'll be warmed by my photographs of London landmarks taken between one o'clock and two-thirty this afternoon. 

Remember to click on the images to enlarge them.

The above photo shows the tower of St Dunstan in the East with its gleaming pinnacles, flying buttresses, ball and vane. I took the photo just around the corner from Idol Lane, London EC3.

The below photo shows how the Shard tower -'the city in the sky' - already dominates views from London's streets. I took this photo at the northern end of St Mary at Hill, EC3. (I'll feature the Shard in a separate post soon).

The next photo (below), taken from the corner of Leadenhall Street and St Mary Axe, EC3, shows the church of St Andrew Undershaft in front of 30 St Mary Axe, otherwise known as the Swiss Re Building or the Gherkin. The 40-floor, 180 metres (591 feet) tower, was designed by Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth.

The photos below show the Lloyd's insurance building, designed by Richard Rogers, also on Leadenhall Street, EC3.

Even the steel, glass and the fellow in the elevator looked frozen.

Paul Coleman, London, November 2010.

All photos copyright of Paul Coleman, London Features, November 2010. No reproduction without permission. Thank you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great photos. I especially liked the second one from the top. Reminds me of the old/new, the reality/dream etc. I was definitely warmed by your pics so well done and look forward to more.