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City Hall, London

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by olli, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Washington DC
    olli
  2. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

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    olli
    Another view of the City Hall in London.

    NEX-5 and 18-55

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  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Great shots. Did the guy in the first one get wet?

    Building looks out of place with the Tower Bridge in the background, but fits right in from the other direction.
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    never seen

    I have never seen that before. When was it built?
     
  5. olli

    olli TalkEmount Veteran

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    No, he made it okay. Though he was still going back and forward when I left so who knows. I rather like the contrast between this building (and surrounding modern but less distinctive buildings) and the Tower Bridge. Looking across the river from here there's also a great architectural juxtaposition between the Tower of London and the Gherkin.

    Dave it was opened in 2002 to house the offices of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
     
  6. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2011
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    I like the contrast between the old structure of the bridge and the new building...
    Good pics!
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Excellent, Olli. Very interesting building!
     
  8. olli

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    A couple more contrasting old and new. First, the Tower of London with the Gherkin behind and then the tower of Southwark Cathedral with the uncompleted Shard behind. Both with the NEX-5 and 18-55.

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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I agree, old cities like London with new buildings all around it are facinating.