Jan 152014
 

My arrival in London went as smoothly as is possible. We landed early, my bag arrived quickly and I stepped onto the Gatwick Express to Victoria as the doors closed. Upon reaching my hotel, my room was already available and I was able to be in bed by 8am. That’s pretty good after an overnight flight where I hadn’t slept.

I had plans to meet up with some friends at the Shard and go up to the viewing deck. I wasn’t exactly sure how to get there from London Bridge tube station and my directions were that it’s a huge building, I’d have to try to miss it.

As I came up the escalator I had a thought that I’d probably bump into Amy on the way, who could help me find it. I have no idea why I thought that, or why I thought it’d most likely be Amy.

I walked out and looked up for the building but all I saw was blue sky. Then, I heard someone say my name. I directed my gaze down and found that Amy was stood three feet in front of me. I’d walked out and promptly looked straight over her head. We set off walking and, when we rounded the corner to see this, we knew we were probably heading in the right direction.

Looking up at the Shard in London in front of blue sky with white puffy clouds.

  2 Responses to “Approaching the Shard, London”

  1. An abstract of the Union Flag.The angles, lines and colours make this a very British photo!

  2. It is indeed a very impressive sight. I remember our summer trip down to London last year and we stayed close to London Bridge and we could see the Shard from almost every angle. We head back to London in a couple of weeks and I’m sure we’ll be gazing up at this architectural marvel a few times more.

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