Saturday, December 31, 2016
London Old and New
We had a few hours in the City of London before getting the train home and I got intrigued by the juxtaposition of old and new building in the City, which is growing ever taller. The Turkish baths in the first image have sat in Bishopgate’s Churchyard for two centuries. The present Bath House was designed by G Harold Elphick in 1895. The bathhouse uses tessellating Arabic motifs in classic colours. We couldn't identify all the new buildings other than Lloyd's, the Walkie Talkie and the Gherkin from within the area - must return sometime to do justice to the structures on a day with a bit more light.