Simon Webster

Simon Webster

Posted on 04/20/2014


Photo taken on April 13, 2014



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Ancient and modern

Ancient and modern
St Margaret Pattens is rather overshadowed by the Walkie Talkie tower.
St Margaret Pattens was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1687 following the destruction of an earlier building by the Great Fire of London in 1666. The church is dedicated to Margaret of Antioch. Pattens were raised wooden undershoes that people wore to keep their feet clear of the muddy streets of the City. Such shoes were made nearby
The Walkie Talkie (20 Fenchurch Street) is one of a recent slew of very tall, oddly shaped buildings that have added to the City like a civic codpiece. The concave front of the building caused the sun's rays to be reflected down to the street below cars and damaged cars. The matting covering the windows was subsequently added.

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Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
I love the contrast in styles - they compliment each other!
3 years ago.