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Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Bossy

Why do I always feel as if seagulls are giving me a right dressing down?

The building to the right known as the OXO tower, once an old power station, then in the 19th century underwent a renovation in art deco style for company that makes oxo beef cubes. The bureaucrats of the time would not allow large advertising signs to be erected. So the architect got around this by designing windows that create the visual effect of OXO.
The restaurant at the top has magnificent views over the Thames. Sadly like most restaurants in these situations the view is the highlight.

18 comments:

Julie said...

I quite like seagulls. I know they squawk but they are so delightfully clean ... not like pigeons.

Sharon said...

Fantastic picture. That seagull is looking right at you. I remember the OXO building clearly. Too bad the restaurant doesn't have more to offer than the view.

Olivier said...

une belle composition, avec la mouette cela donne un très beau paysage.
a beautiful composition, with the gull gives a beautiful landscape.

Lois said...

I like the way the sea gull seems to be prancing by with his foot up daring you to do something! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm hoping to visit London sometime this year so am enjoying your pictures.

Peter said...

So, the restaurant serves OXO meat cube soups?

Seagulls around the Thames seem normal. Now we have soon more seagulls than pigeons also in Paris.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I enjoyed your photograph and the sea gull overlooking it all.

marley said...

I love the clever way they got round it. It's always good to bend the rules!

Ruela said...

I know this place.


cool shot.

Babooshka said...

The old Oxox tower. I recall that. Cute catch of the seagoll. He really is posing.

Kris said...

I give this three thumbs up. I had to borrow a thumb I liked it so much!

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

I do love the OXO tower...but it's the gull that I am loving! Great capture of their haughtiness :)

Becky said...

Haha! I do love this shot. You probably feel that way because they most likely ARE giving you a right dressing down!

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog. We don't know yet boy or girl...we should know in March. Excitement!!!

wanderingbtrfly said...

This is a gorgeous picture!

Bergson said...

This gull is very pleasant to stay on the banister!!

Another future star!!

Grat shot

Peter Fristedt said...

Beautiful composition!

Susie of Arabia said...

Wow - I'm so impressed with your photos - they are very artistic! I really love this one with the seagull.

Ham said...

Well, leaving aside the price, the Oxo restaurant is actually rather good. Unfortunately, it is difficult to leave the price aside

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