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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) by A90Six

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Looking up at 30 St Mary Axe, more commonly known by its nickname, The Gherkin. The building is a wonderful feature on the skyline on the north side of the Thames river in London. this shot is taken looking up from the base of the building.
Designed by Lord Norman Robert Foster, Ken Shuttleworth and Arup engineers.


  • Polly x
    Polly xover 6 years ago

    Ah yes, seen shots of this structure before – this is an excellent perspective. Love the postion in the frame too. Now stop distracting me from my work!!

  • Sorry Vicar! God bless you for the comment!

    Graham x

    – A90Six

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 6 years ago

    I think this is regularly seen in episodes of The Bill. In the late 1940’s/early 1950’s I worked in St Helens Place which is just round the corner from here. Was a bit different in those days though! Peter

  • Yes Peter, it has changed quite a bit around that area. I have a couple of shots of St Helen’s somewhere that I’ll get around to uploading one of these days. A beautiful old church now lost in the midst of towering giants. Tony.

    – A90Six

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 6 years ago

    Another perfect perspective… Wow !

  • Thak you for the “WOW” Erhan! :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • amarica
    amaricaover 6 years ago

    Really great shot Tony.

  • Thanks Ann!

    – A90Six

  • Jenifer
    Jeniferover 6 years ago

    OOOO, This is cool!

  • A90Six
    A90Sixover 6 years ago

    Thanks Jen, for the nice comment and the four hugs! :) Tony.

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonover 6 years ago

    Excellent perspective T. It makes it look like the building could topple over on you. The symmetry is also very appealing here in combination with the geometry of the structures outside design pattern. Great shot. Hugs, 30 S.

  • Thank you S! Not sure about the building toppling over, but I almost did! O30OT

    – A90Six

  • Alf Caruana
    Alf Caruanaover 6 years ago

    Excellent POV!

  • Thanks Alf! Glad you liked it. :) Tony.

    – A90Six

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 6 years ago

    my eyes must be going … didn’t see that you have this lovely one here … just had to favorite it!!!!

  • Thanks Lois!
                                            *_:)_* Tony.

    – A90Six

  • sticky
    stickyover 6 years ago

    Perfect symetry………………….. really appeals to me. Think this is just wonderful XX

  • thanks sticky! glad it caught your eye!
                                            *_:)_* Tony.

    – A90Six

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