brutti_ma_buoni (brutti_ma_buoni) wrote in photo_scavenger,


We have some new skyscrapers abuilding in London just now, and they're all getting nicknames. To go with the existing Gherkin, we have the Cheesegrater, the Shard and the Walkie Talkie. The Walkie Talkie is my favourite, mostly because it's badly designed/built [depending on who you believe] and when still in construction started to beam Death Rays* to the streets below.

I happened to be visiting the area a couple of weekends back to see one of a very few Georgian houses still in the City of London. It turned out to be pretty much *under* the towering Walkie Talkie. The tower is slightly convex, hence the death ray effect, and also hence the slightly weird way it interacts with all the squared-off buildings around.

2013-09-21 14.12.16

This is the actual house I went to see - 4 storeys high, so not small, but under the towering Walkie Talkie, it looks small. Whereas if you look straight up at the building... eek!

2013-09-21 14.13.45 2013-09-21 14.15.20

*Okay, no one died. But a Jaguar was melted. *snoffle*
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