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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Thursday, 31 October 2013

Central St Giles

Central St Giles was built by the Italian architect, Renzo Piano in 2010 at a cost of £450 million. It certainly brightens up this otherwise dull area.



Since then Piano has completed his 2nd building in London - the Shard. As it is the tallest building in Europe no doubt Mr Piano's fame will increase greatly.

Sharing with


orange you glad 2 and James at Weekend reflection

22 comments:

  1. I have a photo of this building, thanks for reminding me!!

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  2. St Giles gets everywhere, Oxford has one & Reading though nither look like that does

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  3. Spectacular modern buildings!!

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  4. Yes this architect always uses lots of colour. A bit Mediterrian for our grey countries in the North.

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  5. I didn't know the Shard is the tallest building in Europe. Apart from the colour, they are quite plain buildings. More interesting buildings in London like the Gherkin would be good.

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  6. These brightly colored buildings would definitely liven up any area.

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  7. I love walking around the streets of London with you. I'm learning so much! :-)

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  8. That is definitely a color spot there! I like it a lot.

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  9. How neat!! Wish we would have known about these buildings when we were in London last year. Guess we'll have to enjoy them vicariously through your shots --thanks--

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  10. My, London has changed since my last visit. The year the Eye started turning. These are really neat buildings. Love all the color.

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  11. These are so cool!! Not what you usually think of in London!! Love your captures for the day!! Have a great weekend!!

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  12. Surprising colors. They do brighten up a gray London day.

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  13. It sure did. Simple yet effective. These buildings do stand out.

    I like the way you composed your first photo. The reflection, colours and lines make it interesting to look back time after time.

    Have a good weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  14. Lovin that top perspective♫ Thanks for dropping by♥

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  15. It really does add a wonderful sense of brightness. Not cheap but very nice to look at.

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  16. Great composition and perspective for Reflections ~ thanks, carol ^_^

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  17. Those colors are so pretty and stood out!

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  18. Wow---amazing how much money people will spend to 'spruce' things up!!!!! BUT--I do love the bright colors.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. I love lots of colour! This looks great to me. - Margy

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  20. Amazing colors and perfect for reflections.

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