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The gps did not work amongst the high rise buildings

The Royal Exchange, Cornhill

Do not climb

First sight of the Walkie-talkie 20 Fenchurch Street

Grasshopper though looks more like a cricket

Roger de Gresham founded the Royal Exchange.   According to ancient legend, the founder of the family, Roger de Gresham, was a foundling abandoned as a new-born baby among long grass in Norfolk during the 13th century and found there by a woman whose attention was drawn to the child by a grasshopper. Although a beautiful story, it is more likely that the grasshopper is simply a canting heraldic crest playing on the sound "grassh-" and "Gresh-".   (Wikipedia)

Cat and the Fiddle - Commercial Bank of Scotland

Spirituality Centre Lombard Street

20 Fenchurch Street


Enjoying the view

Tulbagia violacea

Shard and surrounds

From the Walkie-talkie

The Razor

The garden


View over London from inside the Sky Garden

Tradescantia zebrina

Knot garden on the roof of a modern building

Long view from inside


White orchid

Going down in the lift

The Monument


Birches outside the Tate

Low tide

Municipal planting crocosmia 'Lucifer' and a white hydrangea

Taken by the camera


Annual planting

Convolvulus tricolor

Lunch with the red-hot-pokers

Wobbly Bridge

Tate Modern Extension


We had lunch at the Blackfriar Pub

Reflection in a mirror of one of the diners 


We walked down Fleet Street to Chancery Lane tube and thence to Lancaster Gate and Kensington Gardens and the Serpentine Gallery

The Punch Tavern

The Old Bell PH

Interesting infill

gps map of Kensington Gardens;  it will enlarge

On his phone, the dog is bored

Peter Pan Statue

He'll have a problem taking a picture...




at the Serpentine Gallery

Yona Friedman

Asif Khan

Serpentine Gallery

Kunlé Adeyemi (Nié)

Barkow Leibinger

Bjarke Ingels

Horse Chestnut candles

We went home by West Hampstead