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City Hall, London, Jan 2009

tickled by winter branches © 2009 James D Umbra


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  • Umbra101
    Umbra101about 5 years ago

    city hall tickled by winter branches © 2009 Urban Umbra

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 5 years ago

    Really? This is a government building?

    I’m tickled. Cool.

  • Yes indeed, its another Norman Forster design, a lopsided cousin to 30 St Mary Axe aka The Gherkin . My favourite is the Millau Viaduct in France (never been, but watched a documentary on its construction) . The idea of this design, is said to be ‘transparency in politics’… and I still haven’t finished laughing!

    – Umbra101

  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsabout 5 years ago

    Wow!!!…..Great capture, Umbra!!….Looks like a giant beer barrel……. Love the title!!….. :-))

  • Thanks Sue , I think you’re right, we should start calling it that :))

    – Umbra101

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Umbra, i’m with Sue, a giant beer keg!!

  • Thanks Marvin , the previous Mayor was said to be permanently pickled, so you may be right :)

    – Umbra101

  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightabout 5 years ago

    tickled by winter brances……. nice :o)

    Great shot, does the mayor like his beer?

  • Thanks Danielle :)) The new one…not sure. But he sometimes sounds it

    – Umbra101

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 5 years ago

    Tickle ickle! Now this is one iconic building I do know. Always worth a visit. Nice one Dunc.

  • Thanks Denis :) I’ll look out for the next open day. Must snap that spiral staircase…

    – Umbra101

  • janeymac
    janeymacabout 5 years ago

    fantastic capture this is a lovely structure !

  • Thanks Jane :))

    – Umbra101

  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightabout 5 years ago


  • shallay
    shallayabout 5 years ago

    Haha – those tickling branches – and it does seem to be leaning back proffering its belly in appreciation… love the design! had no idea your mayor was so progressive;)

  • I should change the name to ‘Tickling the belly of the Beast’ ;))

    – Umbra101

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