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Gherkin and Church by samurai23 Gherkin and Church by samurai23
This is the first instalment of an occasional series I've been contemplating for a while of the iconic buildings of London.
I really like this one because it is a great example of what I love about London. The juxtaposition of extremely diverse architectural styles & eras.
:)
The one that looks like a spaceship is the Swiss Re Tower, designed by Sir Norman Foster & affectionately nicknamed 'The Gherkin'.
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Gabirules54 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Student Photographer
:iconlondonphotographers:?
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kingtristan Featured By Owner May 12, 2006   Photographer
already commented. . . potential for a feature. Keep posted :)
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alex098 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
awesome aweomse use of perspective to give a feeling of size!
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samurai23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Thank you, kind words indeed. :)
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Fleeing-Geckos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
I love how they are so different!
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samurai23 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Yeah, the difference was so striking. :)
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kingtristan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006   Photographer
Awseome shot.. i love london to bits ! i love the way you got old/new london in one shot thats a really nice idea ... composition is pretty good, overall it looks awesome.
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samurai23 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2006
Thank you! :)
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FSGPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the angle you've used in this shot; it makes it feel as though the buildings are towering over you.
I love the contrast between the new and old buildings, too - I doubt I'd have thought of taking a photo'. You have a good eye. :nod:

The only thing I don't like is that little road sign near the bottom...I know there's nothing you could have done about it, but it interrupts the picture. =P

Other than that, this is very good, and a unique shot. =D
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samurai23 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
I know what you mean about the sign. At first I was really annoyed about it, but I've warmed to it over time. I kind of like the way the arrow on it points the eye of the viewer up to the buildings above. :)

Thank you for your kind words, much appreciated. :)
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