Photographer's Note

Happy New Year 2005 Everyone!!

This is my first post for the year and the start of a new series of mine, which I want to call 2 for 1. Where I captured 2 famous sites in 1 photograph. :-)

This is my first post in the series.

In the forefront is the Tower of London and in the back is the Swiss Re Building. Its nice combination of Old and Brand New in my opinion. Also I really liked the flag clearly visible with the wind blowing just in the right direction.

The Swiss Re Building is the first environmentally friendly building in London. The shape of the building maximises the amount of light and ventilation, reducing the amount of energy the building consumes.

The Tower of London has served many purposes over the years. It has housed the Monarchs of the past, it was where Sir Walter Raleigh was kept prisoner, it was also the place where a few of Britains Queens have been beheaded and now it serves as a tourist attraction and now houses the Crown Jewels. It also has 7 ravens, looked after by a Ravenkeeper. He feeds them and clips their wings so they cannot fly away. It is said that if the Ravens were to leave the tower, the monarchy would fall and britain would fall in the hands of the enemy.

Hope you like this picture.

Critiques / Comments / Workshops / More info on either of the towers is most welcome.

Galmeida, cessy, thohau, jhm, nwoehnl, Jeppe, mdchachi oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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