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The Friday Photos: Washing The Windows

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 30 months ago
The Friday Photos: Washing The Windows
The ladder-free method. Taken on Regent's Canal by emiana
The ladder-free method. Taken on Regent's Canal by emiana
Photo by Bob Comics
Photo by Bob Comics
The view from the inside, by Bob Comics
The view from the inside, by Bob Comics
New Providence Wharf, East London. Photo: Tom Hurley
New Providence Wharf, East London. Photo: Tom Hurley
The unmistakable windows of The Gherkin. By Wendy Dobing
The unmistakable windows of The Gherkin. By Wendy Dobing
Hanging by a wire, by Rob Emes
Hanging by a wire, by Rob Emes
Any guesses which building this is? Photo by Homemade
Any guesses which building this is? Photo by Homemade
Spiderman's day job in Aldgate by Jan Rockar
Spiderman's day job in Aldgate by Jan Rockar
It's not just skyscraper windows that need cleaning. Here's a shot closer to the ground by Martin Pinker
It's not just skyscraper windows that need cleaning. Here's a shot closer to the ground by Martin Pinker
By Jan Rockar
By Jan Rockar
Window cleaning equipment on the iconic HSBC tower by sczscz
Window cleaning equipment on the iconic HSBC tower by sczscz
Not something you see often in London...an Aviva superyacht in the Thames, by HoosierSands
Not something you see often in London...an Aviva superyacht in the Thames, by HoosierSands

After a job advert for window cleaners at the The Shard went viral this week, we're taking the opportunity to stand back and appreciate the sky-going army of squeegee-wielders who keep our windows wiped and our views visible.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist flickr pool: Bob Comics (and again), emiana, Homemade, HoosierSands, Jan Rockar (and again), Martin Pinker, Rob Emes, sczscz, Tom Hurley, Wendy Dobing.

Last Updated 27 June 2014