|Picture of how the shard will look when finished. From www.the-shard.com|
But then I have a thing about modern buildings. I love The Ark in London (although this building has had its problems) and I also really admire the look of The Gherkin.
I've been watching The Shard go up over the last two years, because its construction began at about the time when we moved to London two years ago. It soon began to dominate the skyline in the areas that I travelled in. It's slap bang in the middle of my vision when I sit on the top of the bus from Highgate to Archway, from Hampstead down to Camden, or from Crouch End down to Finsbury Park, or when I walk the terrier up to Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath. I've been told there is a great view from Alexander Palace too, but I am yet to see it.
Here are some of the pictures I've taken of the Shard during the past two years.
|The view as night fell from The Tower Bridge|
|And one from Borough Market...|
|and right up close and personal.|
|This was taken somewhere around the back of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.|
|View from New End in Hampstead - you can just spot The Shard in the distance.|