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That Pointy Thing In The Middle Is The Shard [Nov. 15th, 2016|09:59 am]
Tony Grist


The skyline of central London from the gardens of the Horniman Museum.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-11-15 11:34 am (UTC)
Oh, oh, my old stamping ground! My last flat was a few minutes up the road from the Horniman (my new one's not too far away).
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-15 11:37 am (UTC)
Seems like a very pleasant area of London. Great views from the top of the hill.

The Horniman disappointed us. Most of the galleries are closed until 2018.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-11-15 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, shame! Usually it's very rewarding.

I was priced out of Forest Hill but it turns out Crystal Palace is nicer, at least from the point of view of having shops and restaurants.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-15 01:31 pm (UTC)
I lived in Sydenham for a year, within walking distance of the Crystal Palace park- and it was very pleasant.

Mind you, I'm talking about 40 years ago.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2016-11-15 06:12 pm (UTC)
My mum went to school round there, and finds it terribly funny that it's so hipsterish these days.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2016-11-15 12:50 pm (UTC)
Nice to have it at a foggy distance so that all the monstrous carbuncles look a bit like an illusion. I'm with Prince Charles on architecture although I know the world is moving beyond him (and me).

Edited at 2016-11-15 12:50 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-15 01:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the Shard close up but from a distance it's magical.

I think every age commits good architecture and bad architecture. It's my impression that most of skyscrapers in central London are ugly things.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2016-11-15 02:59 pm (UTC)
I saw the same foggy view of London in reverse a couple of weeks ago: from the north in Hampsted/Highgate. It's rather like an Impressionist painting in the fog.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-15 03:08 pm (UTC)
The Impressionists loved London and its fogs. It could have been made for them.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2016-11-15 03:13 pm (UTC)
Precisely.
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2016-11-15 06:05 pm (UTC)
Ooh, pointy!

That is a wonderful shot - lovely juxtaposition of nature and city.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-11-15 06:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

It was a dull day and I wasn't expecting much from this shot, but I find I rather like it.
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