London Calendar 2016
Photography: Sebastian Kaps
Landscape Format A3 and A2
Let’s start our journey in January with a look at The Shard, tallest skyscraper of the whole European Union. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic view from the platform on 72 th floor. My photo presents the skyline in an almost mystic mood at the twilight hour. In February we stroll along the river Thames across Millennium Bridge. Only a few steps and you will stand in front of St. Pauls Cathedral or the Tate Galleries. In March we visit The Houses of Parliaments. No discussions between the Houses of Lords and Commons, no pros and cons for Europe - not a single sound. But if you listen very carefully, you may hear the sound of Big Ben, the most famous clock-tower in the world. There are only a few steps from the City of Westminster to Vauxhall Bridge, I have chosen for April. Our picturesque scenery won’t show the eight sculptures representing art and science. If you ever come to London, you may discover these bronze muses for yourself. Now it’s time for a short rest in the wonderful garden of White Hall. The palace had been destroyed by fire long ago, but the colourful flowerage in The White Hall Garden will symbolise the power of spring in May. The month of June will take us to Greenwich, well-known district where the legendary zero meridian determines Greenwich Mean Time.
July is dedicated to the Admiralty Arch, London’s "Arc de Triomphe" was constructed in 1910. This creation of Sir Aston Webb marks the eastern end of The Mall, one of London’s magnificent boulevards. Closed for ordinary traffic, the central arch will only be opened for state ceremonies offering an elegant route to Buckingham Palace. You can admire the Royal Family’s famous residence in August without being disturbed by thousands of tourists waiting there for the changing of the guards. September pays tribute to London’s maritime side with a spectacular view over Blackfriars Bridge and the harbour. October’s eye-catching monument is just a gherkin! This fantastic skyscraper was created by Sir Norman Foster and his partner Ken Shuttleworth. More officially the iconic building is called 30 St. Mary Axe. Once again The Shard, but November comes in a more gloomy mood. The realistic scenery reminds us that London is also an industrial city with an important harbour. December brings us back to Millennium Bridge leading straight to St. Paul’s Cathedral. A little fantasy helps to imagine former centuries with thousands of faithful on pilgrimage to one of the largest churches of Christianity.
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