Shard reflections

The Shard is an iconic skyscraper in London:

95 stories high (306 metres tall), it’s made up of 11,000 glass panels,

And reflects the clouds. (It was very hot, and cloudy when I was there.)


While I was in London, I came across the Shard in unusual places –

Here it is glimpsed from an alleyway on the other side of the river.


On my last night, the sun finally burst through the cloud cover

Giving me a gorgeous view of the Thames and the Shard.


For more interesting skies, please visit: Skywatch.

57 thoughts on “Shard reflections

  1. London appears to be one of the very few places which has improved with modern construction… Nice captures!!


  2. London is one of my favourite places to visit when I return to England, though a few days is enough, but great fun! The Shard is rather an amazing structure. Did you go up to the top? The colours in that last shot look amazingly surreal!


  3. All three of these images are stunning, Fiona! What a beautiful building! The Shard reminds me very much of the Freedom Tower in Financial District of New York.

    Love all these shots, but I especially love the second one. I love your composition. It’s brilliant! 🙂

    Have a fantastic weekend, my friend!


  4. What a nice surprise to see some architecture photos here. I wouldn’t want to live in an enormous city like London, but I like to see the architecture now and then. The Shard is a very impressive and interesting building. Great you could take a shot with some sun and colours in the end.


  5. Gorgeous sun. Not sure I could walk up that building; if did could not look out since I’m not a fan of height. So tall. I’m always amazed that those structures can be engineered and absolutely amazing.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles


  6. London has come a long way with these iconic structures such as the Shard and the Gherkin, not to mention the London Eye. A nice contrast to classic buildings! Your patience was rewarded with the last shot!


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