Posted by: danielfee | June 16, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves #2 06-16-2013

London City Hall - London, England

London City Hall – London, England

Here is a second entry for this weeks photo challenge of “curves.” No matter which direction you look at London’s City Hall you will see curves.  It is located in Southward, on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge and The Shard . The City Hall was constructed at a cost of £43 million and opened in July 2002. The building has an unusual shape which is intended to reduce its surface area and thereby improve energy efficiency. Since it opened it has acquired many nicknames: “The Onion”, a “glass testicle” by the former mayor and “The Glass Gonad” by the current mayor Boris Johnson. It has also been compared to Darth Vader’s helmet, a misshapen egg, a woodlouse and a motorcycle helmet.

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  1. what a great building, definitely fits the ‘curvy’ theme!

  2. Lovely photo!


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