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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!



Friday, 20 March 2015

Sky Garden


On the top floor of the Walkie Talkie building in the City of London you will find the Sky Garden.
 Accessible to the public (but only if you book online in advance) it gives you a fabulous view of London and some great reflections




























The plants are still very young so it's more the beginnings of a garden.




























You get a 360 degree view of London








On the right, in the distance, you can see the arch of Wembley Football Stadium














If you look closely you can see St Paul's in the centre of this picture.

Overlooking the cheesegrater and the gherkin.



Great view the Tower of London

The high rise office blocks in Docklands

Excellent views of the Thames








The walkie talkie is the building which caused damage to cars and shop fronts when it was first built as the curve of the upper windows reflected the sun's rays down below. Then last year some of the outer cladding fell onto the pavement. This photo shows how a member of the public held onto the hand rail which came apart in his hands. Well built? That remains to be seen!

Off in search of the Health and Safety Officer!

































Opposite the building is a living wall. Always a pleasure to see greenery within a city.




If you would like more info about visiting the Sky Garden click here



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26 comments:

  1. Wow, that is an excellent idea for a visit next time !

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  2. What a great view of London you get from there. How much did it cost to go and visit?

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  3. ok I don't know if you would get me up there lol but you got some good shots

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  4. neat! sky garden is a great name for it. love the cheese grater. :)

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  5. Love the view and plants. Great reflection shots in the windows. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  6. Fantastic sky garden... lovely photos...

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  7. Wow, thanks for sharing that safari. Very much enjoyed that. The views are incredible.

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  8. That was really interesting! So much to see and your pictures took me right there along with you. :-)

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  9. What a fabulous place , and not only for reflections! Look at those views!!

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  10. I've just made the link between your 2 blogs. Now don't feel so confused. In your 'excellent view of the Thames' photo, you can see HMS Belfast. I work there occasionally, freelance. It's an amzing ship, I recommend a visit. Think I will try & see the Sky Garden having looked at your photos. It really doesn't look too crowded.

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  11. Sky garden I must visit it in June

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  12. You got to see it! Fantastic photos, and what amazing views.

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  13. Wow, what great views. London has such distinctive architecture.

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  14. You have captured great reflections in the towering buildings.

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  15. What a lovely building! Nice photos and great view from the top. Enjoyed your latest post.

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  16. so cool..thanks for the info

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  17. What a great adventure, love the views over the city. Had to laugh about the boy with the rail!

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  18. I thought I recognised the Wembley Stadium arch, but thought it was too far away to be true. Imagine my suprise when I read it was!

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  19. Very strange that a garden needs an advance reservation to visit.

    How many stories high is it?

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  20. I'll have to book to have a little visit. The views look great, especially over to the Tower. Thanks for sharing this as I would have missed this opportunity. Take care x

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  21. Guess it is a great view if you like looking down on cities but it is not to my taste

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  22. What a great idea, the garden up so high. Beautiful shots of London. I love those nicknames, cheesegrater and gerkin. Perfect.

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  23. I like the reflection where all the people are reflected. An inside garden is very nice.

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  24. Great reflections! I like the views too.

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  25. oh,my, that´s a great place to visit. So much to see and study. And to take shots of. :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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  26. Catching up with your blog. This is an amazing building. What a spectacular view, especially liked seeing the older parts of London from that perspective.

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