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Made by Aristotle Liu
I revisited this place today as I felt the need to take a shot from another angle and really give this place some justice. The view here is taken from the centre of the building directed towards the alter of the Cathedral. Also the lighting here was much brighter allowing the ceiling to shine that much more because of the natural light filtering through the windows above. It really is quite an awesome building and has some fascinating architecture. I highly recommend a visit here when you're in London.. Thanks for viewing and have a great day!! Southwark Cathedral or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark, London, lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,000 years, but a cathedral only since 1905. The present building is mainly Gothic, from between 1220 and 1420. The main railway line from London Bridge station to Cannon Street station passes close to the cathedral, blocking the view from the south side. Borough Market and the Hall of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass by the river are in the immediate vicinity. The nave of Southwark Cathedral The earliest reference to the site was in the Domesday Book survey of 1086, wherein the minster of Southwark seems to be under the control of Bishop Odo of Bayeux William the Conqueror's half-brother. It is unlikely that this minster pre-dates the conversion of Wessex in the mid-seventh century, or the foundation of the burh ca AD 886. There is no proof of any claims, as presently made by the Cathedral authorities, that a convent was founded on the site in 606 nor of the claim that a monastery was founded by St Swithun in the ninth century. The Saxon minster was a collegiate church servicing a south Thames area. In 1106, Henry I's reign, the latter became an Augustinian Priory: Norman stonework can still be seen, and Thomas Becket preached here before departing to Canterbury, days before his murder in 1170. The main structure of the present church was built between 1220 and 1420, making it the first Gothic church in London. Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester, repaired the church after a 1212 fire. In the 1390s, it was again devastated by fire, and in around 1420, once again a Bishop of Winchester Henry Beaufort, assisted with the rebuilding of the south transept and the completion of the tower. Shot taken handheld - 1/20s f/5, ISO 1250
London City Hall
Made by antsplan
www.anthonybrawley.co.uk Photographic Terrorism. On Thursday last, I travelled to London to attend the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards at the National Theatre where I had an image featured. I decided to take my gear and add a few shots of London to my p/f. What a feckin' nightmare London is ! Its both a photographers dream and nightmare. Every time I pulled the camera out I was beseiged by security guards: Have you got a permit ? Have you got a licence to take photographs ? What are you taking pictures of ? You cant cross that line Dont even think about using that tripod Permit, Licence ? What the feck ? Since when did we need a licence to take pictures ? This same experience was repeated all day. Should I protest ? If I had been in my home City, I'd have told them where to go but I needed to find a different tact, I could see there was no point in arguing. Being polite and giving these guys their place (what exactly is their place, right enough ?) was the only way I was going to be able to get some shots. I made my way around most of the major landmark buildings in the 'City' and it was the same everywhere. It actually became tiring so I decided to get out of the 'City' and head down towards the River and see if there was anything worth doing there. I arrived at City Hall, had a wander to get the feel of the building and then set up for a shot. Yet another security guard, my first female incidentally. Can I ask you not to take images of the building, its a governemnt building and they dont like it to be photographed by professionals. Can you just move back and take some tourist type shots At this point I'm dumbfounded, what do I do ? 'F' it I'm taking a shot, I need to make a stand here, this is plain and simply ridiculous. Within minutes I was approached by a policewoman and a male community support officer. I was told that I was being stopped and searched under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. All of my images were scrutinised, my details recorded and I was given a receipt of what had just happened. The two people were very nice, respectful of me and almost seemed apologetic in their approach. I have my feelings on this entire experience but if anyone has bothered to read this, I'd be keen to hear yours ? Is this typical in London ? Why are photographers being targeted in this way ? Do we just accept it ? Thanks for listening/reading.
Tower Bridge London
Made by vulture labs
London Bridge was originally the only crossing for the Thames. As London grew, so more bridges were added, although these were all built to the west of London Bridge, since the area east of London Bridge had become a busy port. In the 19th century, the East End of London became so densely populated that public need mounted for a new bridge to the east of London Bridge, as journeys for pedestrians and vehicles were being delayed by hours. Finally in 1876, the City of London Corporation, responsible for that part of the Thames, decided the problem could be delayed no longer. The view today from the high level Walkways has changed dramatically, although there are still signs of the area's amazing history. With the aid of photographs and interactive kiosks, visitors to Tower Bridge Exhibition can gain a greater understanding of how life would have been when the idea of a new bridge was originally conceived. How a Design was Chosen. A huge challenge faced the City of London Corporation - how to build a bridge downstream from London Bridge without disrupting river traffic activities. To generate ideas, the Special Bridge or Subway Committee was formed in 1876, and opened the design for the new crossing to public competition. Over 50 designs were submitted for consideration, some of which are on display at Tower Bridge Exhibition. It wasn't until October 1884 however, that Horace Jones, the City Architect, in collaboration with John Wolfe Barry, offered the chosen design for Tower Bridge as a solution. It took 8 years, 5 major contractors and the relentless labour of 432 construction workers to build Tower Bridge. Two massive piers were sunk into the river bed to support the construction and over 11,000 tons of steel provided the framework for the Towers and Walkways. This framework was clad in Cornish granite and Portland stone to protect the underlying steelwork and to give the Bridge a more pleasing appearance.
The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver - Elbow
Made by ~:pete:~
Gotta get out of TV Just pick a point and go The ticker-tape tangles my feet As I search for a face that I know Come on, tower crane driver There's not so far to go I must have been working the ropes When your hand slipped from mine Now I live off the mirrors and smoke It's a joke, a fix, a lie Come on, tower crane driver Oh so far to fall Send up a prayer in my name Just the same They say I'm on top of my game Dwindle gentle rose Send up a prayer in my name Gotta get out of TV Just pick a point and go The ticker-tape tangles my feet As I search for a face that I know Come on, tower crane driver There's not so far to go I must have been working the ropes When your hand slipped from mine Now I live off the mirrors and smoke It's a joke, a fix, a lie Come on, tower crane driver Oh so far to fall Send up a prayer in my name Just the same They say I'm on top of my game Dwindle gentle rose Send up a prayer in my name www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc45TtuVIn4 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 52 images - Week 16 - Favourite things I'm putting this in for my entry to 52 images this week as the list of favourite things is quite long. 1) Shots of tall buildings 2) My phone app 'Vignette' 3) Double exposures 4) 'Extra' photoshop processing 5) Abstracts 6) The band Elbow (definitely one of my favourites) all thats missing is probably a cat - i would have tried to get one in but not sure it would have been keen to get in the shot to be honest :)
Morning has broken
Made by conorwithonen
Is this any good? Probably need to look to decide? Please don't leave flashy badges/invitations in any comments. I'd love to hear from you and should you want to get this as a panoramic print, please mail me. conor ogle | photography Tourists hoping to get traditional Tower Bridge shots between now and 2011 will be sorely disappointed as a three year repainting project has just commenced. The repainting project is especially challenging as the bridge is not only a major historic monument, engineering marvel and tourist attraction, but a key traffic and pedestrian route which must open and close regularly to allow ships to pass on the Thames into the Pool of London. More than 40,000 motorists and pedestrians use the bridge every day. Some disruption and inconvenience is inevitable during the 44,000 working-hours required to remove the old paint and apply 22,000 litres of new blue, white and red paint. The new Tower Bridge paintwork is expected to last 25 years (with a top-up halfway) and is essential maintenance for the bridge to stay in full working order. The scaffolding will be carefully wrapped to make sure old paint does not fall in the Thames. Although the budget for this specialist task is more than £4 million, it will cost taxpayers nothing at all as the five City bridges are provided and maintained by the City of London under a trust that dates back 800 years. Tower Bridge was built in 1894 and was last painted in 1993.
LIGHT AT THE...
Made by mpaulda™
ROUND AND ROUND ON BLACK London Bridge station is a National Rail and London Underground (tube) station in the London Borough of Southwark, which occupies a large area on two levels immediately south-east of London Bridge and 1.6 miles (2.6 km) east of Charing Cross. It is one of the oldest railway stations in the world and is the fourth busiest rail terminal in London. The main-line station is one of 18 railway stations managed by Network Rail and is a major transport terminus and interchange for south London. It serves over 54 million people a year. The tube station serves the Jubilee Line and the Bank branch of the Northern Line. It consists of a ticket hall and entrance area with its main frontage on Tooley Street, along with entrances and exits on Borough High Street. The station is in Travelcard Zone 1. London Bridge is one of two rail termini in London located south of the river Thames, the other being Waterloo. For this reason neither have a direct connection to the Circle Line. YOU SPIN ME ROUND - So Camp. So 80's LONDON BRIDGE TUBE STATION LONDON UK
Made by siberfi
And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, and brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. (Mark 6:21-29, KJV) Photo courtesy of Rita Dobo
The Shard London
Made by vulture labs
Press L to view on black. Many thanks for visiting my stream, and for all your comments and faves. Much appreciated! :) Shard London Bridge, previously known as London Bridge Tower, and also known as the Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge and The Shard, is a skyscraper under construction in Southwark, London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station. The tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. The building has been designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top. It will be clad entirely in glass. The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be on the top (72nd) floor. The building replaces Southwark Towers, a 24-storey office building of 1976. Renzo Piano, the building's architect, worked together with architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage of the project.
Mirrored Reality in the Rain
Made by 1982Chris911 (Thank you 100.000 Times)
Shard London Bridge, previously known as London Bridge Tower, and also known as the Shard of Glass, 32 London Bridge and The Shard, is a skyscraper under construction in Southwark, London. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. It is the second tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom after the 1,084 ft (330.4m) Emley Moor transmitting station. The building replaces Southwark Towers, a 24-storey office building constructed in 1976. Renzo Piano, the building's architect, worked together with architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage of the project. The tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. The building has been designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top. It will be clad entirely in glass. The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be on the top (72nd) floor.
A Rainbow ... Sign of Hope at Tower Bridge
Made by 1982Chris911 (Thank you 100.000 Times)
Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name.Name[›] It has become an iconic symbol of London. The bridge consists of two towers which are tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways which are designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical component of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. The bridge's present colour dates from 1977 when it was painted red, white and blue for the Queen's Silver Jubilee. Originally it was painted a chocolate brown colour. Tower Bridge is sometimes mistakenly referred to as London Bridge, which is actually the next bridge upstream.
Night Glow – Tower Bridge – London England
Made by Jeff McNeill Photography (Thanks for 95K Views)
I still have so many photos from my time in the UK that I will be posting them for a long time to come. This photo was taken after I found myself wandering around London looking for something to shoot. I ended up walking a few miles on my broken foot and almost did not make it home on the tube because I stayed out so late. In the end all turned out well and I was happy with this shot. I would have liked a different angle but there was a barge near the bridge that would not allow for the shot I actually wanted. I hope you enjoy this one. I sure liked taking it. I hope to get back to the UK some time in the future. Best Viewed Large (Press L) ISO 100 18mm Focal Length F/8 8 Second Shutter Speed PhotoAwardsCounter Click here to see the awards count for this photo.
Tower Bridge London
Made by vulture labs
Please View LARGE!! Press L The Hawker Hunter Tower Bridge incident occurred on 5 April 1968, when a Royal Air Force Hawker Hunter FGA.9 jet fighter from No. 1 Squadron, flown by Flight Lieutenant Alan Pollock, flew under Tower Bridge. Unimpressed that senior staff were not going to celebrate the RAF's 50th birthday with a fly-past, Pollock decided to do something himself. Without authorisation, Pollock flew the Hunter at low level down the Thames, past the Houses of Parliament, and continued on to Tower Bridge. He flew the Hunter beneath the bridge's walkway, remarking afterwards it was an afterthought when he saw the bridge looming ahead of him. Pollock was placed under arrest upon landing, and discharged from the RAF on medical grounds without the chance to defend himself at a court martial
Made by hbomb1947 the turnstile-jumper
The view here is inside , in the main legislative chamber, where a dramatic staircase spirals its way up towards the ceiling. This building was designed by Sir Norman Foster, and opened in 2002. Note that the room from which I took this photo is not usually open to the public. I was told that it's open something like two days per month. But when I politely explained my disappointment at that policy (being that I would be back in New York by the next time they'd give public access), one of the employees graciously let me into the room for as long as I needed to take pictures. :) Showing how bogus and useless flickr's explore and interestingness rankings are, this picture as of today ranked #435 among my own pictures in interestingness. How f'd - up is that?
London Icon in a pleasant Sutarday
Made by Mohamed Haykal
Seen in Explore 3 May 2009 #111 It is interesting to see it in full resolution. Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. Come inside to explore its history www.towerbridge.org.uk My photos of Tower Bridge go back to 1978, in this photo I wanted to present Tower Bridge from different PoV and perspective, I used wide lens and rather side sharp angel with enphasis on the Thames river surface where vessels and boats in the river benifit from the bridge features. Leica M8.2 lens 24mm Summlux-M f/1.4 ASPH, ISO: 160 speed 1/500 aperture f/5.5, day light. Photo taken in DNG format, converted to JPEG in Capture One.
The Foster point of view.
Made by flevia
This picture is related with this old one that I published: Black Stone KEY FACTS Height of the building: 45m No. of floors: 10 floors above the ground Gross floor area: 185,000 sq ft/18,000 sq m (approx) Nett lettable floor area: 185,000 sq ft/18,000 sq m (approx) Steelwork: Structural frame - 2100 tons Reinforced - 1950 tons Concrete (core): 13,100 sq m Cladding: 7,300 sq m of triple glazed low emissivity coated clear glass, incoporating shading devices. Foster docet. Featured on Non Parto Non resto project, please check it, it's interesting! Nikon FA, Nikkor AI 35mm f 2, Ilford HP5
HDR City Hall
Made by -phil-
View On Black Photomerge of 3 HDR pictures made from 3 RAW photos each. I found the architecture interesting here and decided to do a high contrasted hdr shot to bring out all the possible details and give it a more dramatic look. I've pushed the tonemmaping a little more than usual to have a little fun and because it seemed more fitted with this modern architecture. Too lazy and no time to clone out the people on the right side... after all i don't make a living out of photography... :P On Explore #106! Thanks a lot!! :P
Made by ◦Judex◦
No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change... Not wondering at the present nor the past, For thy records and what we see doth lie, Made more or less by thy continual haste. Tiempo, no has de jactarte de mis cambios... No me asombran pasado ni presente, Pues tus anales y lo visto engañan Al transformarse mientras te apresuras William Shakespeare Ketil Bjornstad - Places, people, moments and years
Flowering cabbages, also known as ornamental cabbages, are hybridized versions of kale.
Made by jjamv
Flowering cabbages, also known as ornamental cabbages, are hybridized versions of kale. They're specifically developed to have bright color in the center of the foliage, providing a brilliant, rose-like injection of pink, red or white in the middle of the kale's green outer leaves. They're grown in much the same way as traditional kale, but with a more critical eye to the timing of the planting. History Ornamental kale was developed to decorate gardens in 17th-century Japan after its edible version was brought from China. .
6 More London Place
Made by .Martin.
This photo is a view of one of the inner sides of the new Development along the river Thames next to Tower Bridge but in this case the photo is looking up at the building. Sir Norman Foster designed this development yet again, I'm not complaining because I love all of his work and he is my favourite architect. Photo been used for LeCool Website with a little tiny interview
46/365: Tower [EXPLORE 15.02.11 No 27]
Made by Zenas M
In London again today, this time south of the river. When I lived in Bermondsey in the early 1990s, this area between Tower Bridge and London Bridge was not the best, but they have poshed it up enormously in the intervening years. There are now loads of offices and restaurants. And between the buildings there is a pedestrianised area and in the middle of that they have dug this health and safety hazard that lines up beautifully with Tower Bridge. The building on the right is City Hall.