I had to attend a dinner at the Lloyds building so I asked if they will allow me to take photographs inside this iconic building. Unfortunately, due to security concerns, my request was denied. So rather disheartened, I walked out and between the Lloyds Building and Liverpool street, a distance of about 500 meters, took the following photographs. This is from the corner of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street, up Leadenhall Street, turn right on Bishopsgate and walk up to Liverpool Street just after Dirty Dicks and turn into the station.
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Guess was very lucky with the lovely soft light. Walking on the sidewalk and taking photographs almost directly vertically is rather interesting and unique, one usually does not do this but the perspective is fascinating. So here goes (and here is the slideshow for those who want to just flick through the photographs rather than read my witterings, the slideshow has more photographs).
The Lloyds Building.
a modern well, looking up
An elephant..Loved the quote, 9/10th of all failures in the world are from not quite doing enough from one of my hero’s, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Elevators taking off on the left and on the right, they have left the base. Apparently the rumour is that you haven't really arrived as an Lloyds Insurance broker till you have ummm made a beast of two backs in one of these elevators.
reaching high into the skies.
Tall concrete towers.
Looks a bit like a strangely futuristic boxy space ship ready to take off, no?
Boxy and round shapes.
A close-up of the Gherkin
A fascinating roof top in stark contrast against the twilight sky.
A building with a curved roof, looks faintly starwarsish.
Lovely stone pillars but with rubbish at the bottom.
London WallThe Heron Tower.
A tiny narrow street.
Bishopsgate and Liverpool Street
A yellow train indicator board.
Short walk but very interesting sights.