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Towering over the Tower

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

TOWERING OVER THE TOWER

On a recent trip to England I decided to see what kind of images I could capture with just an iPhone 5.  Some of the pictures have been adjusted for brightness and some have been cropped.

     Early in 2013 "The Shard" opened to the public.  It's London's newest and tallest landmark at 1,016 feet.  Take a look up from the ground.

Here it is from a distance, this shot was taken from the top of St. Paul's Cathedral.  The Shard towers over everything.

Let's go to the top.  Here's St. Paul's Cathedral, taken from the top of the Shard. 

Zoomed in a little more. This is a great way to get a view of the whole cathedral. It's not super-crisp but it's pretty good for a phone!

This is remarkable.  You can get the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, City Hall and, in the distance the tall buildings of the financial district in the distance, all in one shot.

Here's a closer look at the Tower of London.  Again, not crystal-clear because the phone is zoomed in, but still a perspective you can't get from anywhere else in London.

Same story with Tower Bridge.

 

 If you get there early enough, there's enough space to have someone else use your phone for a quick pic...best before the crowds arrive. People are pretty cool about taking one for you.  That's me way over the Thames.

You might even catch a crew geting some work done..I'll stay inside the building, thanks.

It's not cheap but it's worth a trip to the top..bring your phone!

We'll talk again soon.

Don Ward

 

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