Tag Archives: Glass reflections

Abstract Facade

Peering down an alleyway in central London I caught sight of this extraordinary facade. A mix of reflections, tinted glass and the occasional snatch of the interior itself. Abstract architectural art.

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Different skies

Reflections open us up to the world around us in a number of ways, one of which is providing information about the world right behind us. In this case the sky behind was a lot less dismal than the sky … Continue reading

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Steel Grey

A different day, a different mood, a very different sky. This building featured in a post two weeks ago: Sky Grid. On that day the sun shone. Yesterday was a very grey day for the last day of the meteorological … Continue reading

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Abstracted Strips

Those of you who know London well may recognise the swirling diagonal lines of the building called the Gherkin in this image, although the Gherkin’s facade is merely the canvas upon which an adjoining building is projected – presented as … Continue reading

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Fragmented

The great fascination of glass-fronted buildings is the way they create inter-relationships. A building no longer stands alone as a discrete structure, it becomes part of a complex kaleidoscopic jigsaw that changes with every step we take. Two days ago … Continue reading

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The Cream House

There’s a glass-clad building on the corner of Euston Road and Hampstead Road (just opposite Warren Street Tube station) that I walk by quite often, and every time I pass that building I see a different reflection. It depends on … Continue reading

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Geometric Subtlety

The geometry and reflectivity of modern architecture that attracts my attention very often has a vibrant quality to it. It shouts: look at me! And I look. The image today is also about geometry and line but the colours are … Continue reading

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Looking in the mirror

Where there’s glass there will be reflections. This building was under construction last summer when we were in Zermatt. It’s always intriguing to imagine how a building will finally look when completed. Buildings have ‘sides’. A side that welcomes the … Continue reading

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Approaching the station

The Façade of Milton Keynes railway station is a hundred yards of glass. A sky reflector, pure and simple. And on a good day what a sight it is. As I walk towards this my spirits lift. Turn ninety degrees … Continue reading

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Columns and Panes

Light is everything – it’s light that makes photography possible. And when the light is shining bright the facades of the buildings on the streets of London come alive. I was walking back along the Euston Road. It was a … Continue reading

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