Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 2: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): <b>Strict Standards</b>: Non-static method Configure::getInstance() should not in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): ^ in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 2: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): <b>Strict Standards</b>: Non-static method Configure::getInstance() should not in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): ^ in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 2: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): <b>Strict Standards</b>: Non-static method Configure::getInstance() should not in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Warning: simplexml_load_string(): ^ in /nfs/c01/h02/mnt/2310/domains/endlessinstant.com/html/photoblog3/ssp_director_custom_queries/classes/DirectorPHP.php on line 162

Regeneration I: Old & New

This is the start of a new series.

The series is derived from a solo photo-walk I did when I was recently in London with a bit of time on my hands. I was staying near Waterloo Station and my primary goal was to photograph The Shard, London’s newest skyscraper. I decided to walk from the flat to London Bridge where The Shard is, a walk of just over a mile. I’m glad I chose to walk because I discovered a rich and fascinating area I had not previously explored, despite having lived in London for over 10 years!

I’ll save accounts of what I found so interesting for later posts, suffice to say that the South Bank of the Thames – where I was walking – has a colourful history as the somewhat less glamorous side of London!

This first image introduces The Shard and a sense of location and scale. It also introduces the sense of the “new alongside the old” which, as you’ll see, it’s a defining feature of this series.

Posted:

4 Comments

  1. george says:

    I like the subtle message of two different architectural styles lining a road that leads the eye to a 21st century edifice.

  2. Doug Hickok says:

    The Shard certainly is strikingly modern compared to the surrounding architecture. Charleston is so protective of its historic district that it is rare to see anything modern separate itself in style from the surrounding area. But after all London is a world class city with seemingly forward thinking city planning. Your image begins a promising new series Adrian!

  3. tom says:

    The contrast between the different architecture is fantastic.

  4. Focales says:

    I like very much this futuristic tower in opposition to facades more retro of the city. Seen well the choice of centring

Leave a Comment