Sunday in the City of London

The ‘square mile’ of the City of London is home to half a million workers during the week.  On Sundays however it is relatively quiet; allowing you to discover the deserted streets and secluded spaces.   The juxtaposition of old and new architecture creates some interesting photographs.  Here are a few from a recent visit.

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Carter Lane looking south towards One Blackfriars (the ‘Vase) in Southwark
Carter Lane
Carter Lane.  A main thoroughfare in medieval times running east to west, south of St Paul’s Cathedral
Carter Lane
Carter Lane
The City Information Centre and St Paul's Cathedral
The City Information Centre (foreground) and St Paul’s Cathedral
Watling Street ('noble street') and St Paul's Cathedral
Watling Street.  St Paul’s Cathedral and One New Change (Nouvel).  Watling Street (‘noble street’) was built by the Romans, probably to connect Dover with St Albans.  
Watling Street and St Paul's Cathedral
Watling Street and St Paul’s Cathedral
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St Stephen’s Walbrook (C Wren), Rothschild Bank HQ (OMA) and Bloomberg London (Foster and Partners)
St Mary Woolnoth (Hawksmoor) and 20 Fenchurch Street (Vinoly). The top section of 20 Fenchurch Street is dubbed the 'Sky Garden'
St Mary Woolnoth (Hawksmoor) and 20 Fenchurch Street (Vinoly). The top section of 20 Fenchurch Street is dubbed the ‘Sky Garden’
Lombard Street and 20 Fenchurch Street
Lombard Street and 20 Fenchurch Street
St Michael's Alley.  The Jamaica Wine House is on the site of London's first coffee house - Pasqual Rosee's Head (1652).
St Michael’s Alley. The Jamaica Wine House is on the site of London’s first coffee house – Pasqual Rosee’s Head (1652).
Leadenhall Market
Leadenhall Market (Jones, 1881)
Lime Street looking towards Leadenhall Market with a section of Lloyd's of London
Lime Street looking towards Leadenhall Market with a section of Lloyd’s of London
30 St Mary Axe (the 'gherkin') (Foster/Shuttleworth), St Andrew Undershaft and The Leadenhall Building ( the'cheesegrater') (Rogers/Stirk)
30 St Mary Axe (the ‘Gherkin’) (Foster/Shuttleworth), St Andrew Undershaft (1532) and The Leadenhall Building ( the’Cheesegrater’) (Rogers/Stirk)
St Andrew Undershaft, 52 Lime Street (the 'Scalpel) (KPF), The Willis Building (Foster), Lloyd's building
St Andrew Undershaft, 52 Lime Street (the ‘Scalpel) (KPF), The Willis Building (Foster), Lloyd’s building

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