Photo Hotspots

The Shipwrights Arms

The Shard

Southwark Cathedral

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The Golden Hinde II

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The Market Porter

Borough Market

Millenium Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral

Cannon Street

The Monument

Tower Of London

Tower Bridge

Sky Garden

HMS Belfast

Palace Of Westminster

London Eye

Queens Walk

Westminster Abbey

City Hall

Abingdon Street Gardens

Westminster Bridge

British Museum

Big Ben

The Gherkin

Canada Square

London Stock Exchange

Colour Gallery

As a kid I was always excited to visit my Grandmother at Christmas who lived in a high-rise flat on Charing Cross Road, 10 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square. She lived on the 18th floor with admirable views across north London towards the Post Office Tower. I can imagine that my general interest for city skylines today originates from these earlier experiences. Although landscaping is my foremost passion, cityscapes on the other hand are also subjects that time & again capture my interest. London is a fascinating metropolis, steeped in culture & history & where the phrase “Multicultural Society” is ever existent in every facet of daily life.

“You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”

– Samuel Johnson

“A mighty mass of brick & smoke & shipping,

Dirty & dusty, but as wide as eye

Could reach, with here & there a sail just skipping

In sight, then lost amidst the forestry

Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping

On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy;

A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown

On a fool’s head – & there is London Town.”

– Lord Byron

“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute & undismayed.”

– George VI

“Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots & brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be.”

– Oscar Wilde

“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

That I love London so

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

That I think of her wherever I go

I get a funny feeling inside of me

Just walking up and down

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

That I love London town.”

– Hubert Gregg

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Did You Know?

Black cab (taxi) drivers in London have to memorize every street name & important building in London within six miles (9,5 km) from Charing Cross & they need to take a test called ‘The Knowledge’ before they can drive a cab.

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