There was a time, a century and more ago, when many of the buildings erected in London were of Portland Stone and the architecture was classical. Those buildings are still there and they still look great – in a way they define London. Nowadays, the new ‘current’ style of building involves wrap around glass. Sometimes transparent – in which case the employees live in a goldfish bowl denuded of all privacy. More often reflective – the glass echoing the surroundings bizarrely as if an artist with a severe tremor has been at work with an enormous paintbrush. And just occasionally partially obscured glass is used that mysteriously and subtly displays the interior.
And it’s the last of those three glass ‘styles’ that applies to this first image.
It was approaching dusk and the lights were on in the building and although I’ve passed this building numerous times before I’ve never seen it quite like this.
The other three images come from the same 200yds or so section of the Euston Road in London as I was walking back to Euston Station to catch the train home last week. Slightly earlier in my walk I dithered around at the corner where Gower Street meets the Euston Rd viewing the reflective glassed frontage on the N side of Euston Rd.
The late afternoon light was shining on the S side frontages and reflecting them across the road.
There are some rather odd overhangs and right angles to this frontage that adds to the slightly discombobulating reflections presented to the viewer, and appeal to me as a Photographer. Picasso-esque perhaps.