As you may have spotted on our Twitter, we decided to venture on a rainy walk around the City, taking in some lesser-known historical bits and bobs and ending up back at the Tower, before the poppies exhibition that we’ve blogged about before is finally taken down. This time, we aimed to see them from an angle we’d not previously spotted – around the ‘front’ of the Tower, nearest the river. Here, there was another ‘wave’:
It was fascinating to see the poppies up close, via the means of some rather heavy camera zoom:
We love the contrast between the old, historic arrow loop and the poppies beneath.
Hidden inside the wave was a passenger, nestling amongst the petals right in the middle of the picture:
Moving on, we walked past the controversial Walkie Talkie, or Walkie Scorchie as it became known in summer, when the reflection of the sun from its face melted a car! The angle at which it was built was obviously not entirely thought through… [It now has blinds to stop the melting effect happening again]
As with so many parts of London, it’s the dichotomy between an historic building and a modern structure which is so fascinating, both to see and to photograph.
Do you enjoy London walks and photography sessions? Let us know if there’s anywhere you think is particularly great to photograph!