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The Gherkin and old church

 

The Gherkin, designed by Norman Foster, is an iconic landmark of London skyline. Officially called "30 St Mary Axe", but nobody uses that name.Picture taking during the dPS London photowalk.The Gherkin, designed by Norman Foster, is an iconic landmark of London skyline. Officially it is called “30 St Mary Axe”, but nobody uses that name.

The Gherkin is located between Liverpool Street and Bank tube stations, hence right in the middle of “The City”, the old financial district of London. All around this part of town one can see how really modern glass and steel skyscrapers are mixed with old buildings and churches. In certain locations, such a mix can even be observed from the river shore, which is something that would be unthinkable in other cities such as Paris.

This picture was taken during the dPS London Photowalk last February. Hope you like it!

Gherkin close shot

An architectural shot from the dPS photowalk last February. Going to this kind of gatherings is always fun, you get to know some nice people, rediscover parts of town you never paid a lot of attention to, and learn a lot just by observing what are all the other photographers taking pictures of. One might expect that after following a determined route pretty much everyone would snap similar photos, but nothing further from reality…

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