This top photo was taken about 12 years ago, showing the then very controversial Pickle, amazing how just a few years later, the skyline has changed and that one tall modern building is not surrounded by others, just as daring.
We stayed near the "Shard" in the south bank. I have pictures of it, we didn't go in. By then things were starting to get a little weird with crowds and the virus and time was a little tight, so we walked around the neighborhood, had a nice brunch and took a taxi to the train station.
Are the new buildings nice growth, or an eyesore?
I don't really mind them, but I thought the pickle was odd looking. I only been to London when we stay at The Lalit Hotel before catching the British Pullman to the Orient last summer. Seems so long ago now.ReplyDelete
London is worth spending some time inDelete
I think the one that looks like a walkie-talkie is kind of strange, but otherwise they don't bother me. :)ReplyDelete
I t has changed the skyline, maybe makes it more modern?Delete
Sorry to say hon, but it is the Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe, not The Pickle, although they are the same thing? The Shard is good from a distance. Love your shot of the Walkie Talkie building. I am not sure of the etiquette of this, but https://highriser.blogspot.com/2016/08/walkie-talkie-building.htmlReplyDelete
Love you post.Delete
I think they make for an interesting skyline.ReplyDelete
I wish DC had tall buildings. It is a flat city.Delete
IDK...I stayed in london the one and only time in 1970. NONE of that was there. but then again, change is good; look at my city 30 years ago and now.ReplyDelete
Time to go backDelete
I like it! It looks like a skyline from a Dr. Seuss book. Is the Pickle (or Gherkin) the one that looks like a flamboyant bullet?ReplyDelete
That is the one, it has other nicknamesDelete
These are the iconic buildings of the future (and some of them are iconic right now). I like them!ReplyDelete
I like tall skylinesDelete
London is my all time favorite city and I love it's quirky skyline. I haven't been inside the Shard either but hopefully once we get past this crisis I can make another trip there. I've already put together my new list of places to visit.ReplyDelete
I am thinking it is time for more travelDelete
There is an Italian expression - Gombought….don't know the correctReplyDelete
spelling, but means the same. Don't know if the skyline knows what it
wants to be.....and one wonders, do they get along with one another?
It is an odd growth, on an old skyline.Delete