A visit to London to photograph architecture turned out to be a really great day. The weather was overcast, but who wants bright sunshine all the time?
Started off with a visit to Kings Cross to see the light tunnel that connects the station with St.Pancras station. A bit of editing later...
After that, I took the tube to visit the Premier Inn at Blackfriars. This building's quite unassuming from the outside, but features a superb spiral staircase that goes all the way to the top. This makes for a lovely shot. Be sure to ask permission before wandering around with your camera.
Next on my list of places to visit was the CitizenM hotel in Southwark. On the way, I walked over Blackfriar's bridge. Once on the south bank I noticed this particularly interesting building
10 minutes later, I was at the CitizenM and took a shot of this iconic staircase. Apparently, all CitizenM hotels have a spiral staircase in their lobbies. Must find the others at some point, because this one is beautiful
After a spot of lunch at Borough Market, it was off to Canary Wharf. First visit here and I wasn't disappointed at all. Lots to see architecturally, from the tube station itself, One Canada Square, the footbridge over Adam's place and the fantastic rooftop gardens at Crossrail Plaza
With aching feet, I slumped onto the DLR to Greenwich. time for another spiral staircase, this time at The Queen's House. The famous Tulip Staircase. I monkeyed around in Photoshop with this shot and found that mirroring it and blending together made a kind of surprised King Tut!
So, i'm at nearly 35,000 steps by this point. My poor old feet have had enough, but there is one more thing to see. Heal's furniture store on Tottenham Court road. This staircase is in my opinion, just beautiful. This image is taken from the bottom looking upwards.
Next time, I'll be visiting Birmingham to take in the sights. See you soon