Shiny and Hard London

in travel •  3 months ago

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Everywhere you look in London, you see a lot of tall glass buildings and construction going on all around. Old buildings are taken down and new taller ones are put up to accommodate the ever growing city.

I really find the modern architecture to be boring and not that beautiful, in my opinion they lack character and stories. Sure there are some cool buildings but I really don't like most that much, I never feel like looking at them for that long. But when I see old buildings, even if they are in total ruin, I can marvel them for hours. I still wanted to capture a few shots of the modern architecture London has, because it's a part of the city I'm very fond of.
Shot with the Nikon D7200 and Sigma 50-100mm f/1.8.

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I know you're not a fan of the tall glass monolith.. but I am. I really appreciate the pics you put up here. For a scene you don't like, you still captured it very well. I just wish there was a way to build the new modern things we need while still keeping the old historical things around. Something for us all to work on, I guess.

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Well I am glad to hear you like them, even though I don't really! :D

It is one of the most developed cities in the world. Which is ahead of many developed cities.

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So one would think, but they still can't make proper faucets.

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The fourth picture shows The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. The tallest building in Europe is Lahkta Center in St. Petersburg:

Image by Ad Meskens

Lakhta Center

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It doesn't actually look that high in real life, not that impressive really.

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The Shard? I see. When I visited London in July last year, I did not go near it. Anyway, that's Lakhta Center in the picture.

wow dear such a amazing picture all picture done so perfectly great photography art. welldone dear

Hi eve. Unfortunately old doesn't create the square meterage and return on rentals. I prefer the old buildings with character but then again I am not a landlord renting one out.

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I know that.

Oh yeah this is just amazing. So much beauty everywhere :)

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No, the contrary, ugly new buildings! But I'm glad there are a lot of old ones too in London!

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I think they are beautiful and the city have a good balance between new and old.

London is a very beautiful city for travel. The article is very well..Photography is very good.

Wow... some really great photography... the cranes look like spiders

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I see work on battersea power station is progressing nicely.. I wish they would have left it alone though.

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I was staying next to Battersea park when I was in London. I saw pretty big adds that said POWER, which I assume had something to do with the power station. What's the deal with it?

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It been abandoned for a long time, just sitting there as an empty shell, but its been a famous part of the skyline for a long time so people want it preserved. Now someone has bought it and the land around it and is going to turn it into a big development of apartments, shops, gyms, restaurants and offices. So it will be a construction site for a while. The cool thing though is that they are building in and around the power station while preserving the original building.
https://batterseapowerstation.co.uk/

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Oh, that is cool! I love it when old factory building and such are turned into apartments!

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yeah me too, its one of those things they do a lot of here in the UK to preserve historic buildings.