The Shard

The Shard, London Bridge. This new addition to London’s skyline is also the new tallest building in Europe, and can be seen from all over the city. The building contains offices, a 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, restaurants, apartments and a viewing platform on the 72nd floor. The Shard opened on the 5th July with a laser and light show.

Time Out London Shortlist 2012

Published by Ben Rowe

I take photos of life, for work and for pleasure...mainly in London but sometimes further afield.

31 thoughts on “The Shard

  1. Cheers for sharing the evolving skyline of London town. How many hours over the years did I spend on the L-Bridge platform (pic # 8) waiting for my connection to the southeast? Nostalgia! I live in the States now and images like yours keep me up to date on the changes taking place back home 🙂 Ta.

    1. Hey, I used to live in the UK in London for twelve years of my life…I recently moved to the US and have written a blog on moving on my website check it out I want people to take out the time to read my blogs as this is just what I’ve wanted to do all my life. I’ve dreamed on and on about people viewing and liking my website so kindly take the time out to read my blog! Toodles

    1. Totally, I used to live in London I moved to the USA recently and have my on blog check it out I’ve posted what I feel about America so y’all should check it out

  2. It’s not the Shard! More like Sauron’s Tower. By the rich, for the rich. Nothing new under the sun.

  3. It is sad to see London’s skyline being ruined some more. I lived in London in the 1950s and loved the human scale of its architecture until that hulking Shell Oil office tower was built.

  4. The shape is different concept, and kinda makes you think Doctor Who will push the button, and the whole building will take off into orbit.

    Nice pics by the way.

  5. I’m currently studying abroad in London. I’m rather impressed by the ample amount of perfect photo opportunities. Your photos are really nice, do you ask permission to take photos of people or do you just snap and go?

  6. Amazing photos! The shard will forever remind me of our move to London. Mainly because we’ve been watching it grow closer and closer to completion since 2010 but also because from our little nook of London it pops into view whenever we take a random turn (we’re in Rotherhithe, SE16).

    Thanks for sharing these pics 🙂

  7. Brilliant pictures. How about taking pics of the new Thames-crossing cable car? I want to do so myself. Please check out my multimedia autoBLOGography. Thom

  8. These are great photos! I rarely go to London (being only 15), but the few times I have been, I’ve been astounded by the construction progress – an incredible building! I’ve just started a blog on which I’d like to have people share their stories, providing an interesting read and a way for people to get their experiences noticed. I’ve been thoroughly entertained reading your blog and would love for you to contribute something! It can be something you’ve already written, ro you can write something new. Anything you think worth sharing! My blog address is: Conditions and all are on there. I hope to hear from you soon! 🙂

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