Swiss Re in a pickle

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Comments (19)

keepclicking on February 11, 2012

Soon to be dwarfed and out shone by the Pinnacle Tower which is being pile driven behind the camera whist I write. The Gerkin as it is called, on St Mary Axe on the former site of the Baltic Exchange.

Nick Weall on February 12, 2012

The building in Leadenhall St is progressing too I think. Poor Gherkin will soon be reduced to pepper pot dimensions ~~~

keepclicking on February 12, 2012

It's still very much a hole in the ground Nick. The logistics of running both site is going to cause pandamonium. I too, in some way, feel sorry for the Gerkins soon to be, fall of grace and favour.

♥♥TRIKER12 on February 12, 2012

P'raps the name could change

from gherkin to cucumber raw,

unpickled you see, could save it from

being lost in a huge sandwich of building and rolls!

♥♥TRIKER12 on February 12, 2012

Tasty Photo KC like the juxtaposition of the buildings forming a 'squash'

Mike !

keepclicking on February 12, 2012

Thanks Wizzard, I've just had a wizard brew or two myself. The name Gerkin probably makes Sir Norm shiver regardless.

♥♥TRIKER12 on February 12, 2012

Mmmm, with his fees I wouldn't shiver much!

Andy Rodker on February 12, 2012

Sir Norm can shiver all he likes, I've always had a soft spot for the Gerkhin, it's definitely one of his nicest. He designed one of Madrid's Four Towers (the one with the square hole in the top which isn't a patch on the Gerk even though it's much taller). Nice pic. KC, like. Best, Andy

keepclicking on February 12, 2012

I daresay their is a new masterpiece on his CAD package right now to take the fight back to The Pinnacle, which is, it has to be said, equally as stunning as his vegatable. I give you The Butter Nut Squash building.(well, why not? it could work)

Andy Rodker on February 12, 2012

How about the Bag of Frozen Petits Pois building.

keepclicking on February 12, 2012

They'd thaw in the summer and/or grow into peas.

Andy Rodker on February 12, 2012

Thawt so.

Mungyheubrastein on February 15, 2012

I really enjoy your documentation of the East End of London. I have for while been familiar with the Brick Lane area, but my daughter has recently started University at UEL and I found your pictures whilst looking for ones of her Uni. When I am next up there I will try and explore eastwards along the Thames as it looks very interesting (I liked the "mud" photo). Also your documentation of the Thames cable car and the Olympic site is very interesting. Keep up the good work!

keepclicking on February 15, 2012

Hello there, greetings from London. Thanks very much for the visit and your kind comments. They mean a lot. It is great that you are using Panoramio for the purpose it was designed for and the purpose I put pictures on the site and Google Earth. Hopefully my tags will assist you in looking in the right areas. For the Easterly reaches of the Thames you will need Docklands, Essex ans Waterside. Best wishes.

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2012

Lovely point of view, wonderful result - Greetings - Christos.

Yanat on August 7, 2012

Lovely picture with reflection...:)Sometimes difficalt to take a good picture among very high buildings.....LONDON!!!!All the best ,Yanat

keepclicking on August 8, 2012

London is very tightly compact so it is very hard to find a good view point much of the time. Thanks for the interest and kind comments.

Erik van den Ham on November 4, 2012

Great shot and marvelous building! Just a shame this one is going to be dwarfed out! Probably by some dull looking sky-high office box.

Do you still need to now how the wiget Api count works? Here you find some pictures of mine placed as thumbnails on a external website. If someone clicks on such a photo he or she is redirected to the Panoramio site. Visits made this way fill up the Api counter. If you open up the statistics for your api counter for a specific picture (click on the red diagram) you will find a list of links to sites that contain your pictures (as thumbs).

Cheers, Erik

keepclicking on November 4, 2012

Thanks for the visit and information Erik. I had no idea others would wish to view my humble pictures. I feel quite flattered. I shall now change my settings as you have explained the system to me very well. As to the 'Gerkin', I think it will be overshadowed with 18 months. There is a superb new building called the Pinnacle going up within 400 mtrs of it and there is already the Heron Tower of similar size 400mtrs in the opther direction and another being built next door.

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  • Uploaded on February 11, 2012
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by keepclicking
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2012/02/11 10:43:38
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash