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The Friday Photos: Cleaning Windows

TimW
By TimW Last edited 49 months ago
The Friday Photos: Cleaning Windows
Hoodies, by ProphecyBlur
Hoodies, by ProphecyBlur
Image by Roj Whitelock
Image by Roj Whitelock
Shard in the mist, by Rob Telford
Shard in the mist, by Rob Telford
Inside job, by Linda Wisdom
Inside job, by Linda Wisdom
Cleaning up City Hall, by Rob Telford
Cleaning up City Hall, by Rob Telford
New Providence Wharf, East London, by Tom Hurley
New Providence Wharf, East London, by Tom Hurley
These windows look pretty clean, by sczscz
These windows look pretty clean, by sczscz
Abseiler in action, by Jan Bode
Abseiler in action, by Jan Bode
Barbican reflected, by Mr Tudor
Barbican reflected, by Mr Tudor
Two tiny figures cleaning the Shard, by crashcalloway
Two tiny figures cleaning the Shard, by crashcalloway

There are plenty of opportunities for vertigo-free window cleaners across town, with a choice of platform, crane or — for the hardcore pros — abseiling.

The Shard is undoubtedly London's new big boon for the trade. As a high-wire activity though, window cleaning is not a risk-free business, as one cleaner found out in the summer.

Images from the Londonist Flickr pool: Roj Whitelock, Rob Telford (x2), Mr Tudor, Tom Hurley, ProphecyBlur, Jan Bode, sczscz, crashcalloway and Linda Wisdom.

Last Updated 30 November 2012