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.)

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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.

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

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

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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!!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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  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

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  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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