In Pictures: Walkie Scorchie Bathing

Ruth Hargreaves
By Ruth Hargreaves Last edited 53 months ago
In Pictures: Walkie Scorchie Bathing
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
Photo by Claude Crommelin
The perpetrator. Photo by David Hardman
The perpetrator. Photo by David Hardman
Even The Shard is getting in on the beamy action. Photo by Tanya Holland
Even The Shard is getting in on the beamy action. Photo by Tanya Holland

Eastcheap isn't normally the centre of attention in London. But the unassuming road has become a major attraction, with crowds blocking the pavements to stare at the capital's latest talking point.

The reflective facade of 20 Fenchurch Street (popularly termed the Walkie Talkie and now dubbed the Walkie Scorchie) has been all over then news. Jaguars have been warped, eggs have been fried, and the rays have even been harnessed to help find the Well of Souls (in photoshopped form, at least). Still, at least one chap hadn't heard the story. "What the hell are you all photographing," he enquired, as we snapped the camera crews, who were filming the photographers. "Melting cars, my arse," he observed, after we put him straight.

Here we bring you some images of Londoners experiencing the glare for themselves. Warning: wear sunscreen.

Thank you to our Flickrpool friends: Claude Crommelin, David Hardman and Tanya Holland for the images, and M@ for popping down at lunch.

Last Updated 05 September 2013

David W

we'll miss it when it's gone...

Andrew

kind of similar scenes when the Shard was climbed:
http://www.36exp.co.uk/somewhe...