The Gherkin

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Comments (13)

Thomas Splietker on July 5, 2008

klasse Foto, gefällt mir von perspektive und kontrast sehr gut :)

Caroline S.S.Tamaki on August 20, 2008

I absolutely adore this building! Is this "real", I mean, is it a collage? I have to look for this place and this angle! Great shot!

M.Reinhardt on August 22, 2008

Hi Zyky. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Yes this is a real shot not a collage. I found the contrast so beautiful at this point of view.

Best wishes,


Nick Weall on May 25, 2009

This building is called The Gherkin or Suisse Re Marco!

It is not Lloyds of London ~ sorry ~ Ciao nick

This is to help you:

30 St Mary Axe, also known as the Gherkin and the Swiss Re Building, is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London, completed in December 2003 and opened on 28 April 2004. It is 180 metres (591 ft) tall, with 40 floors. Its construction symbolised the start of a new high-rise construction boom in London.

The building was designed by Lord Foster, his then partner Ken Shuttleworth[1], and Arup engineers, and was constructed by Skanska of Sweden in 2001–2004.

Link to Wiki for more details

FELIX CECCONI on March 15, 2011

Great photo,looks like something from H G Wells The war of the worldsLIKE

k. -pictures on October 16, 2011

Great shot!!! | Schönes Foto!!!

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Christos Theodorou on November 22, 2011

A wonderful photo, so well composed - Greetings.

Alvaro Bi on December 4, 2011

Wonderful architectonical composition. I like it!

M.Reinhardt on September 12, 2012

Thanks to all of you Nick, ELIXC** :), k-pictures, Christos, Alvaro

Maja Weidemueller on September 12, 2012

Hallo Marco, Alt und Neu wunderbar in Szene gesetzt, Kompliment!!!!

Viele Grüße ~ Maja

M.Reinhardt on September 12, 2012

Dank dir Maja

cbaisan on September 29, 2012

Nice! (a little phallic though ;)

M.Reinhardt on October 11, 2012

many thanks cbaisan

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