Lloyd's of London at night

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  1. Rob

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    what is that place exactly? really interesting looking, that's for sure.

    also, any chance you could move the watermark at all? i know why it's there... but it's just really taking away from the pic and distracting me... if not that's cool.

    i really like your work man :)
     
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    It's the Lloyds Building which is where pretty much all of the UK's insurance happens. Built in about 1986 and designed by Richard Rogers partnership it's about 300 feet tall (which is quite big for London).

    On the ground floor of the atrium sits the Lutine Bell, salvaged from the French frigate La Lutine which surrendered to the British in 1793. The bell is rung once for good news and twice for bad, and the expansive atrium carries the sound to everyone in the building.

    The building's height rises from seven storeys on the south elevation through a series of terraces to its full height on the north side.

    The external windows have triple layered solar control glass with a ventilated cavity enabling it to refract back artificial light into the interior. This helps to decrease the need for light after sunset.

    The 12 external glass lifts were the first in Britain.

    The total possible underwriting area is 19,000 square metres.

    Sorry - I can't post a version without a watermark and it's a nightmare to move it as I need to regenerate all the other galleries on the site and it takes an age.

    The funny glow in the sky is the moon. It was snowing when I took it last night and it was damn cold.

    Rob
     
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    thanks for the info... really cool looking building!
     
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    thats the best photo ive seen on this forum since ive registered. beautiful.
     
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    amazing :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the kind comments! It's a shame pretty much everyone and their dog has photographed the building - otherwise I'd probably be able to make a bit of cash from them as stock!
     
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    That is a world class shot. :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    I think it would be easier to say there is nothing in the photo that I don't like. Getting the handrails in the picture ....excellent.
     
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    fantastic
     

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