The final London post! We’ve covered a lot of ground throughout the city. Many locations warranted their own posts with the number of ways to shoot them. Today, I’m wrapping London with a few locations that either didn’t warrant a lot of versions or the weather was just too miserable to allow more images. The final day there was a complete washout, heavy rain and wind making it really difficult to shoot anything. I managed a few shots but not a lot.
However, let’s start with the beautiful Royal Ballet School, particularly the bridge between two buildings, dubbed The Bridge of Aspiration. Its twisting motion is reminiscent of a dancers movements.
Nearby, a Renzo Piano building with the offices of NBC Universal, Google, Mindshare, Specific Media and Burson & Marsteller. It has a very colorful facade, which I found difficult to photograph so here are a couple photos of the glassy, angular area. Colorful in their own way with a rare London blue sky.
The British Museum by Foster + Partners was a must-see but quite difficult to photograph.
Up next, the Francis Crick Institute. Some details of the roofline.
Then combining those roofline details with a sculpture in the plaza titled Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross.
Coal Drops Yard by Thomas Heatherwick takes two warehouses that originally stored and transferred coal, delivered by rail from northern England, across London, and connects them with sweeping rooflines. Today it’s a shopping and dining center. Also challenging to photograph in detailed and abstract ways, but one of my favorite areas of the city in terms of design and public usage.
The final two stops, again designed by Foster + Partners, are part of More London, also called London Bridge City. It’s a 13-acre mixed-use space consisting of City Hall, an amphitheater, office buildings, shops, restaurants, cafes and a pedestrian plaza. By this time the rain was pretty bad so it was difficult to shoot, particularly 7 More London Riverside, so just one shot of this location.
6 More London Place was a fun one to photograph with its red reflective surface and lots of lines, allowing for some great geometric shots.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the many London posts and the great architecture of this city. I’m definitely looking forward to going back next spring for the Photography Unfolded workshop, stay tuned over here! And we hope you’ll consider joining us 🙂