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Sunday, 5 May 2013

The two towers


... but not quite as JRR Tolkien would have envisaged them.  On the left, the new Shard above London Bridge station, it's claim to fame is being the tallest building in Europe. On the right, the Tate Modern's tower and legacy of it's former life as electricity generation station when the Southbank was a very different place than today.
The horizontal fallen bread slices across the horizon are the new Blackfriars rail platforms, the only rail platforms to span the Thames.  Their claim to fame is visual shame! They completely destroy the upriver views that used to afford great vistas of London riverside icons like St Paul's and Tower Bridge. Tut ...

7 comments:

Birdman said...

The curse of progress, I guess.

John said...

Planners!

Sharon said...

I see what you mean. That isn't the best London view. Have you been to the top of the Shard yet?

Doronette NF said...

It's interesting to see London from other side...

An Maliq said...

It looks absolutely amazing!

Kay said...

"Fallen bread slices" is a good description.

LONDONLULU said...

Very nice skyline capture! The essence of old & new.

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