Living in London means having access to an incredible variety of architecture. If you are familiar with the city, you will know that it boasts of Baroque style (1600 – 1750) such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Georgian (1714 – 1830) found around Grosvenor Square in Mayfair and Belford Square in Bloomsbury style architecture (1811 – 1820) can be found. A perfect example being seen around Belgravia and the surrounding areas of Regent’s Park. One style that is impossible to miss is Victorian architecture (1837 – 1901). Buildings like St Pancras station, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament are perfect examples of Victorian grandeur designed in a Gothic style. Most victorian houses were built around this time as this era saw the introduction of mass housing.
The 1900s saw the introduction of the Edwardian architecture mainly as terraced style houses found around the Hampstead area of London. The 1920s introduced the art deco style architecture. The post war area saw the rise of skyscrapers. The most famous example being the Barbican towers.
Modern architecture followed the trend of building upwards. You will now see that London is home to some of the world’s most striking architecture. One of the most renowned being the Gherkin designed by Norman Foster in 2003. A building that attracts numerous creatives from photographers to illustrators. A piece of architecture that also drew my attention on numerous occasion.
From time to time, I venture back to familiar places to challenge my way of seeing. After capturing an image that I truly like, it often harder to create something new and just as strong. This image is one that I create as part of an exercise. Something that I often do when I bored and feeling uninspired.