Thursday, 14 February 2019


Looking downstream from Sea Containers House

Again from my room in Sea Containers House, a conspicuous Modernist confection on the south bank of the River Thames: ,,I am thrilled with the view downstream.

Being played out due east is an architectural clash of the Titans, which is the City of London’s skyline.  Although the Shard, just outside my view is currently winning, it weighs in at 310 metres high. I can see One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and the Heron Town (110 Bishopsgate) respectively second and third tallest

Some tall towers are given interesting sobriquets; we have The Gherkin, The Walkie Talkie(20 Fenchurch Street) and The Scalpel

What is most exciting is the way the weather plays across these incredible buildings and sometimes wraps them up in clouds and mist. A sunny late afternoon in January will turn them gold, akin to the rental incomes they must secure for their owners.

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