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Spring in London is a great time – this photo is from the hidden London series and was taken in Streatham South-London.
This is the Wimbledon Windmill where you find the Wimbledon windmill museum. And obviously its in a strong HDR format.
The staircase of the Sommerset House in Lodon.
Snapping away in the dead of the night.
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, it lies in a curve of the Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514. The place was built into a palace which was so beautiful that the king himself grew jealous. Of course, it’s dangerous to make the king [...]
Ho Chi Ming is omnipresent. Taken in Hochiminh City.
This is not an optical illusion – it’s been shot in HDR. It is a picture of a staircase in the Somerset House in London, UK. I think this is the Navy Staircase (later renamed the Nelson Stair) in the southern part of the building. Somerset House was originally a Tudor palace built in 1547 for Edward Seymour, Duke [...]
An idyllic place I shot at holidays in Munich at the airport.
The Shard, is a skyscraper building under construction in Southwark, London. In front you see the entrance of the London Bridge railways and tube station. When completed in 2012, it will be the tallest buildingin the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world. The tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in [...]
Ok, this pic was taken by approx. 100 million people. So mine should not be missing here. Still it shows what London architecture is all about – old next to new.
30 seconds exposure for a smooth Thames river at Vauxhall Bridge, London. (30s / f.22 / iso 50) Vauxhall Bridge crosses the Thames between Vauxhall on the south bank and Pimlico on the north bank. Nothing really to see here for a london tourist besides the MI6 Building near Vauxhall Bridge. MI6 also known as Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) is responsible for [...]
When you’re having some time to spare at night in summer this is the place to go. Great hang-out to chill out. Bring an Augustiner!
Since closure (1983) Battersea Power Station (near battersea park) has remained largely unused, with numerous failed development plans from successive site owners. The site is currently owned by Irish company Real Estate Opportunities, who purchased it for £400 million in November 2006. The station is the largest brick building in Europe and is notable for its [...]
Another gem of interesting buildings you can discover in London. Funded by Prince Albert’s Royal Patriotic Fund, the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building was intended for the ‘Education and Training of three hundred Orphan Daughters of Soldiers, Seamen and Marines who perished in the Russian War, and for those who hereafter may require like succour’. Today [...]
Strolling through the city of London which is completely deserted at weekends. It’s is the Lloyds building, located at One Lime Street (architect Richard Rogers).
The Pumphouse Gallery is located in London Battersea amid Battersea Park. “It incorporates four floors of exhibition space with views overlooking the 200-acre park and the unusual architecture of the building makes it a unique, ‘one of a kind’ art exhibition space in London, if not in the UK.” This is a link to current exhibitions.
Shot was taken in the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. I studied there in the 90ies. The term “spiral” is used incorrectly for a staircase from a mathematical viewpoint, as a mathematical spiral lies in a single plane and moves towards or away from a central point. A spiral staircase by the mathematical definition therefore [...]
The Colliers Wood Tower was voted the ugliest building in London in a 2006 BBC poll and one of the 12 ugliest in the UK in a 2005 Channel 4 poll for its programme Demolition (see Colliers Wood here)
Great shape of the building and HDR for Sky and metal look. The Building is the BMW headquarters in Munich, Germany.
A close-up picture of London’s Big Ben. Some facts: Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is often extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. The clock first ticked on 31 May 1859.
Two London landmarks in one picture – the Gherkin (Swiss Re Building, a skyscraper in London’s main financial district – architect Sir Norman Foster) and the Lloyd’s building (insurance by Richard Rogers).
The West Pier in Brighton was closed in 1975 and was subsequently severely damaged by fires and storms, with the remaining iron structure being partially demolished in 2010. On the 26 November 1944 a Royal Air Force Hawker Typhoon fighter hit the pier and then crashed onto the beach. The pilot sustained head injuries.
Clapham Junction Railway Station London is not in Clapham but in Battersea. Each day about 2,000 trains, most stopping, pass through the station, more than through any other station in Europe. At peak times 180 trains per hour pass through. It is not the busiest station by number of passengers, most of whom (about 430,000 on a [...]
Connecting Chelsea to Battersea + 4,000 bulbs illuminate it at night. Except for Tower Bridge, Albert Bridge is the only Thames road bridge in central London never to have been replaced.
I somewhat like the Vauxhall Bus Station building – it’s so London. The roof of the bus station is designed to rise up to the height of double-decker buses and drop to integrate rows of seating down below. Interesting fact – it’s London’s second busiest bus station after Victoria served by 2,000 buses a day. [...]
Jama Masjid in Delhi is the largest mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The image was taken before a thunder storm.
The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues (and lots of stupas) Approximately 40 kilometers northwest of Yogyakarta, Borobudur is located in an elevated area between two twin volcanoes, Sundoro-Sumbing and Merbabu-Merapi. The construction has been estimated to have taken 75 years. Just a great place!
Always liked the roof of the Olympic Park in Munich. In there you also find the Olympiastadion. I grew up in that city. Here’s a gigapan of the same scenery - fun to play around.
I’ve seen many buildings and architecture around the world but this one tops them all in terms of ugliness. Is it a Nazi building? No, it’s in Mexico City.