Saturday Snapshots #13

by Jeanne on November 22, 2008

in London Life, NaBloPoMo 2008, Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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City Hall, London 2008

The Greater London Authority City Hall stands on the South Bank of the Thames, right by Tower Bridge (you can see the bridge supports on the left).  Purpose-designed by Foster and Partners (who also designed The Gherkin), it is has no traditional front or back and is designed as a hybrid sphere to minimise the surface area exposed to direct sunlight.  This means lower air-conditioning costs and overall it is a very eco-friendly building. 

To my husband, though, it's known only as The Testicle.


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Kit November 22, 2008 at 6:05 pm

I don’t think that was there when I last drove that way – I’m sure I would have noticed… but maybe not , there are so many crazy looking buildings in and around the City that you don’t see them unless you are on the lookout. Looks quite clever and a nice change from a phallus!


Kalyn November 22, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Can’t wait to come to London and see it! (This is after I’m retired of course, when life is suddenly perfect, LOL!)


johanna November 22, 2008 at 7:31 pm

testicle? i’d never have thought of that. now you mention it, it’ll never appear in the same light again ;-)


jacoba November 22, 2008 at 8:03 pm

The TESTICLE!!!!!!!!!!!
No, really ……….. ;)


Manggy November 23, 2008 at 7:44 am

London egg! I didn’t know that the shape actually had a purpose. Thanks for sharing!


Paz November 23, 2008 at 3:23 pm

LOL! The Testicle. I like it. ;-)
Great photo shot!


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