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.)

TheShard.jpg

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.

Shard_alley.jpg

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

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

Shardsunset.jpg

For more interesting skies, please visit: Skywatch.

57 responses

  1. Though London is not my favourite place in the world to visit you did take some good photos of the Shard especially the last

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    June 7, 2018 at 14:12

  2. I like reflections and happy sunsets. (Thank you for introducing me to the Shard.)

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    June 7, 2018 at 14:15

  3. …a nice variation of scenes!

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    June 7, 2018 at 15:19

  4. Beautiful, thanks for sharing, I didn’t know about the Shard.

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    June 7, 2018 at 15:30

  5. Hello, it is an amazing skyscraper. Beautiful views! I love the last shot with the sunset. Happy Thursday, Enjoy your day!

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    June 7, 2018 at 15:33

  6. Hi, I love clouds –and they usually make good pictures. BUT–your last picture of the Shard is AWESOME.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    June 7, 2018 at 16:10

  7. That last one would make a great postcard. Do people even send postcards anymore?

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    June 7, 2018 at 16:59

  8. The last one is the money shot, nice!

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    June 7, 2018 at 17:09

  9. The Shard is beautiful, love it.

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    June 7, 2018 at 17:23

  10. Awesome photos

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    June 7, 2018 at 18:12

  11. The Shard does have a habit of appearing when you least expect – but Old Father Thames improves everything!

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    June 7, 2018 at 18:13

  12. nice shots

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    June 7, 2018 at 18:28

  13. Rita McGregor

    Not a building that can be missed, but one I hadn’t heard of. 🙂

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    June 7, 2018 at 18:37

  14. Bill Dodd

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

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    June 7, 2018 at 19:46

  15. I only live about 40 miles from London but I seldom visit. I really should get in the habit of going from time to time.

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    June 7, 2018 at 20:22

  16. Cool!!!

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    June 7, 2018 at 20:35

  17. 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!

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    June 7, 2018 at 21:23

    • We hadn’t booked, so we went up to the 32nd floor for tea instead. But next time!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 8, 2018 at 05:34

  18. rhiebert

    Spectacular shots.

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    June 7, 2018 at 21:51

  19. Excellent shots… but the Shard reminds me of something out of Mordor. You half expect the Eye of Sauron at the top.

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    June 7, 2018 at 22:02

    • So true! Especially on a gloomy day1

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 8, 2018 at 05:33

  20. Beautiful shots.

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    June 7, 2018 at 23:37

  21. Wow. And inarticulate but heartfelt wow is the best I can manage this morning. Thank you.

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    June 7, 2018 at 23:48

  22. Beautiful shot at the end. I’ve never even heard of it! Thanks for helping me learn something new!

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    June 7, 2018 at 23:54

  23. Al

    Lovely! I really need to get back to London, it’s been decades.

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    June 8, 2018 at 01:02

  24. Ron

    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!

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    June 8, 2018 at 03:50

  25. What an iconic building! Reminds me a little of the Transamerica building in SF. Love that last photo!!

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    June 8, 2018 at 06:22

  26. Great pics!

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    June 8, 2018 at 06:36

  27. Such fabulous photos! You photos enhance that steal and glass look so beautifully, and last photo is just otherworldly.

    -Soma

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    June 8, 2018 at 06:46

  28. What a majestic looking tower shooting up to the sky! Must look gorgeous in ralityy

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    June 8, 2018 at 07:33

  29. interesting architecture for sure.

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    June 8, 2018 at 09:21

  30. I love all perspectives. You photos are fabulous.

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    June 8, 2018 at 10:23

  31. Great shots especially the last one. I like them.

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    June 8, 2018 at 11:01

  32. The second one is my preferred.

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    June 8, 2018 at 11:49

  33. Your sunset picture of the Shard is super. Love those reflections.

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    June 8, 2018 at 12:27

  34. the last photo boggles my mind with the intense color

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    June 8, 2018 at 12:30

  35. 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.

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    June 8, 2018 at 13:55

  36. Love that last capture Fiona. I haven’t been to London since it was built. Must look out for it when I land at Heathrow next time 😉

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    June 8, 2018 at 14:09

  37. Wow, what a striking looking building. Great images you are sharing with us.

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    June 8, 2018 at 18:55

  38. Whoa!! That wasn’t there the last time we visited…what a great addition!

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    June 8, 2018 at 19:56

  39. Lovely photographs, nice to see.

    All the best Jan

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    June 8, 2018 at 20:37

  40. 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

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    June 8, 2018 at 20:53

  41. 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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    June 9, 2018 at 06:46

  42. Stunning captures and interesting angles. Your pictures convey a lot.

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    June 9, 2018 at 09:58

  43. what a great piece of architecture. i wasn’t familiar with it

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    June 9, 2018 at 15:33

  44. Awesome bloom of the sky in magnificent colors! Great perspective on the skyscraper

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    June 9, 2018 at 19:17

  45. AMAZING!!

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    June 9, 2018 at 20:57

  46. Lovely image of London.

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    June 9, 2018 at 21:42

  47. Awesome photos.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Greetings
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    June 10, 2018 at 00:41

  48. That looks great 🙂

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    June 10, 2018 at 06:43

  49. Wonderful sceneries indeed!

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    June 10, 2018 at 07:32

  50. Wonderful photos. I especially love the sunset one 🙂

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    June 10, 2018 at 19:05

  51. nocolebolo

    ·.
    It is certainly an impressive skyscraper. If vision, from anywhere, is fantastic. And that’s what your superb photographs tell us.
    A hug Fiona

    LMA · & · CR
    .

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    June 10, 2018 at 20:16

  52. Majestic architecture indeed! I like all the different angles you have here

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    June 11, 2018 at 18:14

  53. Wonderful images.

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    June 12, 2018 at 14:18

  54. These photos remind me of the Empire State Building in NY which can be seen from blocks and blocks away and it is still commanding just like the shard.

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    June 14, 2018 at 04:08

  55. I’m happy the sun popped out because your photo of the sunset is gorgeous.

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    June 20, 2018 at 22:30

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