London-The City-The Streets Part 2

Part 2 -The City of London.

The area known as The City of London is it’s historic financial district. Home of the Bank of England and the Stock exchange. It’s a great place to wander round during the week as it’s buzzing with all the people. At weekends it’s dead. I love walking round with my camera fitted with my 9.5mm fisheye lens which enables me to capture the vast array of building styles. There is a good mix of the old and the new in some places too.

30 St Mary Axe, more commonly known as ‘The Gherkin’.
As a juxtaposition of architectural styles we have here Lloyd’s Building designed by Richard Rogers, The Willis Towers Watson Building and as a total contrast, St Andrew Undershaft Church which is a rare example of a church that survived both the Great Fire of London and The Blitz.
Lloyd’s and Willis Towers Watson.
You can have fun with tone mapping software to give your photos a more surrealistic appearance.

On a recent trip with members of the local camera club we visited a newly opened rooftop garden at No 120 Fenchurch Street in the financial district.

Typically it rained quite hard but it did prove a good opportunity to get some good rainy day photographs.

The Graden at No 120 Fenchurch Street at Street level
Blue cranes of London.
20 Fenchurch Street, commonly known as ‘The Walkie-Talkie’ due to it’s shape. taken through the rain soaked glass perimeter at The Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street.
A view of The City of London taken from the Boiler House viewing platform of Tate Modern.

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