30 St Mary Axe

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One of the most distinctive buildings in the City of London is 30 St Mary Axe, otherwise known as The Gherkin. Opened in 2004, and festooned with diamond-shaped panes of glass from top to bottom, this uniquely missile-shaped office tower stands on the site of the old Baltic Exchange (the former headquarters for world shipping sales that was severely damaged by an IRA bomb in 1992).

As London’s sixth biggest building, you can get a glimpse of the 580 foot-tall Gherkin from a large variety of vantage points around the east and south stretches of town.

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Comments (149)

Majka44 on June 19, 2012

René

Thank you for your very nice comment and Like-79 + YS-11 for this photo.I am very pleased.

Greetings from Slovakia

Majka

Joaquín Vilas on February 26, 2013

Bonita foto.

Saludosd esde La Coruña, España.

Majka44 on May 17, 2013

Joaquín Vilas

Thank you for your very nice comment and Like for this photo.I am very pleased.

Greetings from Slovakia

Majka

Eva Lewitus on June 6, 2013

A great photo with all those reflections. And thanks for the comment too. L

brian01 on July 21, 2013

Super shot! I'm very fond of this imaginative building. Y*.

Best wishes, Brian.

candid camera on December 10, 2013

interesting building art !!

Giannino Lux on January 12, 2014

very nice shot - L I K E - The best wishes from Rome - Gianni

Majka44 on July 19

Thank you all for your very nice comment and Like for this photo.I am very pleased.

Greetings from Slovakia

Majka

SHPION 07 on July 19

Great photos. Greetings from Ukraine. Regards Dmitry.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 15, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Majka44
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u-miniD,Stylus V
    • Taken on 2005/05/30 18:44:17
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 5.95mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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