London (1)

This was the EMMG's first outing on a Saturday that I've arranged, and I chose the financial district of London because I have been researching the buildings of Sir Norman Foster for an architectural group I belong to and I thought they would make good canvas for photography.

The weather was extremely cold in the morning, but the sky was clear and it afforded some vivid images of tall buildings, including the Shard, as reflections in the acres of glass frontages as we made our way from London Bridge station to London City Hall(a Foster design), not far from Tower Bridge on the southern bank of the River Thames. Then, we turned back west, walked over London Bridge and had a bite to eat in the city.

After lunch, we trekked down Lime Street and took in, amongst others, Leadenhall Market, the Lloyd's Building, the Willis Building and the Gherkin - the last two were designed by Foster.

Unfortunately, by now, the sky had clouded over and it had begun to rain. After another hot drink, we made our way to Liverpool Street underground staion and headed home. I think all who came felt it was a good day out, and, should anyone else want more details of the route, I'd be only too happy to furnish them. Of course, not all the photographs we took were of modern and high-tech architecture, as there were plenty of opportunities for street photography too.

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