The Friday Photos: Glass And Steel

TimW
By TimW Last edited 81 months ago
The Friday Photos: Glass And Steel
Millwall Dock, on the Isle of Dogs, by richwat2011
Millwall Dock, on the Isle of Dogs, by richwat2011
A dizzying shot in Canary Wharf, by tripowski
A dizzying shot in Canary Wharf, by tripowski
'More London' next to City Hall, by David Bank
'More London' next to City Hall, by David Bank
Lloyd's of London with the Gherkin peaking behind, by Brron
Lloyd's of London with the Gherkin peaking behind, by Brron
Heron Tower, by David Bank
Heron Tower, by David Bank
A messianic shot of The Shard, by Kris Doubleyou
A messianic shot of The Shard, by Kris Doubleyou
One London Wall, by David Bank
One London Wall, by David Bank
Inside Lloyd's of London, by bobaliciouslondon
Inside Lloyd's of London, by bobaliciouslondon
A brooding photo of Kings Place, by andrew off-road
A brooding photo of Kings Place, by andrew off-road

Head to any cluster of commerce on a sunny day — the City, Canary Wharf, the 'More London' development next to City Hall — and odds on you'll spot someone with a hulking great camera snapping away, perhaps lying on the ground with lens pointing skyward.

Angular lines; the play of light on monochrome surfaces; the reflection of other buildings or water — photographers are drawn to areas where lots of glass and steel provide endless variations for interesting images. Perhaps it is fitting that modern architecture, whether in the form of skyscrapers or shopping centres, is so heavily photographed, because glass and steel dominates so many London viewpoints.

Familiar structures, chiefly Richard Rogers's Lloyd's of London building, inevitably make an appearance here, but many others provide arresting images: the Heron Tower, the Shard and Kings Place.

Many thanks to Londonist Flickr pool contributors for these images: including three from David Bank (his personal website here), richwat2011, tripowski, Brron, Kris Doubleyou, bobaliciouslondon and andrew off-road.

Last Updated 17 February 2012