There are surprises round every corner in London. Sometimes it feels as if buildings appear overnight – clearly they don’t – but memory plays tricks, or I walk around with my eyes down. Which I rarely do, incidentally.
When did this building appear? I walk the streets around Charing Cross several times a year although I may not have walked down Craven Street before. I walked down Craven Street last week to see what was down there, wasn’t too impressed, and turned round to walk back up to the front entrance of Charing Cross Station, and there it was.
This extraordinary Fort-like edifice towering into the sky. It must sit virtually on top of the station. Stupidly, I was so keen to get to the next location that I forgot to ascertain what it is and who or what operates out of it. I will return.
I just stood there and stared and then grabbed the camera and took the first of many images as I walked back up the street searching for the best viewpoint, with the least obstructed view.
This was taken on the same visit that yielded the images you may have seen in the last three Posts that appear as the top entries in the Recent Posts section of the Rt sidebar. In fact all the images in this and the previous three posts were taken in a span of fifteen minutes. It was a very productive afternoon that yielded a total of 180 images of which this fifteen minutes was just a small part.
Meanwhile over on iSighting today – my other blog – you will find a new post about the best way to convert colour images to B&W. Look at the top the Rt sidebar of this blog and you will find the first few lines of recent Posts entries over on iSighting. Click on the top entry.