London pride

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A view of London across the Thames on a cloudy but fair June day. The magnificent profile of Tower Bridge is instantly recognisable. The shape visible beneath its upper strut is a set of Olympic rings which are set to unfurl and be illuminated at night for the duration of the 2012 games.

On the left a new icon soars almost beyond the clouds – superskyscraper the Shard, edging towards completion and visible from many reaches of London. At its foot, the bulging building is City Hall, the seat of the London Assembly and mayor Boris Johnson. It seems to be dwarfed by other buildings, but its upper balconies offer quite a commanding view down the river.

The masts of the sailing boats seem to be standing to attention along with the Shard and Tower Bridge in this shot.

In my opinion, it’s a fine sight and makes me…

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