Bin day tomorrow and people have put out their bins as the sun sinks at the top of the road. An early morning collection means they don’t have to get up with the dawn! But actually an urban scene like this has its own charms I think.
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Rise and Set photo challenge
Posted on March 28, 2018 March 28, 2018 Author englepip Categories Photography, Uncategorized
Tags bins, daily prompt, lamppost, pavement, Rise and set, sunset, trees, urban
I scan the horizon and wonder
Which building will today
Dominate the skyline.
Vying for height, shape and spectacle
They rise, in London, to the sky:
Above the smog.
2003, The Gherkin: rocket or vegetable?
Love it or hate it: amusing cuteness.
2014, Walkie Talkie leaning tower,
Sky garden overhang
TV screening a view of the rest.
But 2012 was The Shard.
Aloof, a proud spike: icicle upended.
Taller than the rest.
Should we revere these pinnacles of modernity?
In a world moving onwards and definitely upwards.
Or look back to Wren, St Paul’s sublime dome
From the east obliterated now by steel and glass.
Should we recreate the romance of the past
Shakespeare’s and Wanamaker’s Globe
Reliving nightly the fifteenth century
In the twenty first?
Defend, promote, revive,
Preserve, destroy, reuse?
Infil, demolish, redesign.
A spirit of each age.
What will it bring tomorrow?
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Daily Prompt: Dominant
Posted on January 26, 2018 February 3, 2018 Author englepip Categories Photography, Poetry
Tags architecture, buildings, daily prompt, high, horizon, London, low, New, O2 arena, old, skyline, StPaul's, The Gherkin, the Shard, The Walkie Talkie, urban, Westminster, Wren