Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cityshapes - Curvaceous


5 comments:

Speedway said...

Whew! The curve really looks like it's rushing off into the distance, pulling the Gherkin with it.

dive said...

It's a fun handrail, Speedway. And that's not the Gherkin; that's Ken's Great Glass Testicle. Ex.mayor Ken Livingstone built it as a carbon neutral city hall. It's a little dated now but still very efficient at energy conservation.

Speedway said...

The "Great Glass Testicle," eh? Are you sure the fossil fuel, there's no sucha thing as climate change folks won't build a Great Glass Knee?

Ms M said...

Great Glass Testicle, the Gherkin....
Do all the buildings in London have such interesting nicknames?

Great photo -- love the way you framed this zooming curve!

dive said...

Speedway, people that ignorant simply wouldn't have the imagination.

Ms.M. their given names are more prosaic: The Gherkin is the Swiss Re Building (after some crap insurance company) and the Great Glass Testicle is City Hall. Londoners like to name things for what they really are, rather than what the builders want them to be.
Good thing, too.