I have been watching The Shard of Glass (also known as The Shard) grow from many different angles all over London over the last couple of years and couldn't help taking photos of it! So I thought I would share some of them with you here.
Taken from the Docklands Light Railway, just beneath The Shard. This building has had a mixed reception; I love it, but others have said that it's not in keeping with the rest of London's old buildings. It is much much bigger than anything else in London (3 times the size of The Gherkin and the tallest building in Western Europe), but I like the way it tapers into the sky. It reminds me of a church steeple, which is something you see all over London. I like the way London is full of historic and modern building and sights all juxtaposed against each other.
The top of The Shard was still being constrcuted here. These photos were taken in April 2012.
This photo was taken from the top of One New Change Shopping Centre, St. Paul's (on the north side of The Thames).
Also from the top of One New Change.
Taken from More London Place. Now that's a location! Looking to my right I could see The Shard, to my left Tower Bridge and behind it The Tower of London, HMS Belfast behind me and City Hall ahead. Wow!
What an amazing place to live - under London Bridge!
Taken outside City Hall (on my left) on the night of the mayoral election! I expected to see lots of Londoners around, but no! It was just tourists and a few policemen!
What do you think of The Shard and other ultra-modern buildings? Do you think they add something or spoil a part of this great city?