The Anonymous Widower

The Gherkin And The Light

The sun this December has been astounding.

I was trying to get a picture of the light reflections on the Gherkin and the other buildings and took these images.

December 29, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Dinner In The Gherkin

I went to a dinner last night at the top of the Gherkin, that was organised by an event club to which I belong.

The dinner itself was pretty good and the views were superb.

The View From The Gherkin At  Night

The View From The Gherkin At Night

But the club has been recently taken over and the new organiser was showing all the skills that Ed Miliband has shown with the Scottish Labour Party.

I doubt I shall be going to any of their events again.

October 25, 2014 Posted by | Food, World | , , | Leave a comment

The Gherkin At Night

I’ve never been close to the Gherkin in the dark. I took these pictures.

We need more innovative designs like this, rather than the dreaded Shard.

October 25, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

Around The Gherkin

I’ve never been to the base of the Gherkin or 30, St. Mary Axe to name it correctly, until today.

A lot of the buildings between the Gherkin and Liverpool Street station have  now been removed and the views of the building are a lot better, as some of the pictures show. Note the reflection of the Gherkin in the windows of TK-Maxx.

April 27, 2013 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

The Rebuilt and the New

I took this picture on Bishopsgate in the City of London today.

St. Ethelburga’s and the Gherkin

In the foreground is St. Ethelburga’s Church, which was rebuilt after the IRA bombing of 1993. The Gherkin is shown behind the church. That building was built on the site of the Baltic Exchange, which was also substantially damaged by the IRA in 1992.

March 2, 2011 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment